ARIZONA Wildcats
Overall Record: 44-17
Conference: Pac-12 (t-1st, 20-10)
   Head Coach: Andy Lopez

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UCLA Bruins
Overall Record: 48-14
Conference: Pac-12 (t-1st, 20-10)
Head Coach: John Savage

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN THE WILDCATS AND BRUINS MEET

Venue: TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Date: June 17
Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN2 / ESPN3 
Announcers:
   Mike Patrick (play by play)
   Nomar Garciaparra (color)
   Jessica Mendoza (field reporter)

Who to Watch for the Wildcats: P Konner Wade -- 9-3, 4.49 ERA; LF Johnny Field -- .349, 3 HR, 44 RBI; RF Robert Refsnyder -- .354, 6 HR, 63 RBI

Who to Watch for the Bruins: P Nick Vander Tuig -- 10-3, 4.35 ERA; RF Jeff Gelalich -- .363, 11 HR, 48 RBI; CF Beau Amaral -- .315, 4 HR, 46 RBI, 13 SB

IN THE 2012 POSTSEASON

Arizona
Regional
    def. Missouri, 15-3 [ Box ]
    def. Louisville, 16-4 [ Box ]
    def. Louisville, 16-3 [ Box ]
Super Regional
    def. St. John's (10 inn.), 7-6 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    def. St. John's, 7-4 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
College World Series
    def. Florida St., 4-3 (12 inn.) [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]

Notebook: Three Pitches in 12th Send Wildcats to Win

UCLA
Regional
    def. UAB, 2-1 [ Box ]
    def. Samford, 8-1 [ Box ]
    def. Samford, 5-2 [ Box ]
Super Regional
    def. Stanford, 17-1 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    def. Stanford, 18-7 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
College World Series
    def. Stony Brook, 9-1 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]

Feature: UCLA's Plutko Heats Up at Right Time

Rosters: Arizona | UCLA Schedules: Arizona | UCLA
More Postseason: National Statistics Scoreboard  Interactive Bracket  Video

ARIZONA QUICK HITS ...
► Center fielder Joey Rickard recorded his sixth multi-hit game in his last seven outings, finishing the contest 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Rickard is batting .483 (14-for-29) during that span with 10 RBI.

► Arizona improved to 30-1 this year when holding the opposition to four runs or fewer with its win against Florida State. Arizona improved to 39-4 in 2012 when outhitting its opponent and 9-4 in one-run games.

► Arizona is making its 16th appearance in the CWS, the last coming in 2004. The Wildcats have a combined record of 34-27 at the event.

► UCLA and Arizona were the Pac-12 co-champions in 2012, but UCLA took the regular-season series 2-1 in Tucson back in April. Wildcats' starter Konner Wade lasted only three innings while allowing 10 hits and five earned runs in a 15-3 loss.

UCLA QUICK HITS ...
► UCLA improved to 48-14 and is a perfect 6-0 in the 2012 NCAA tournament, outscoring opponents in those six games 42-10. The Bruins have won 10 consecutive games dating back to May 22 and 20 of their past 22 contests. The Bruins’ 48 wins in 2012 ranks second on the school’s single-season win chart (51 in 2010).

► The Bruins are 33-2 this season when scoring six or more runs in a game and have scored at least six runs in four of its past five NCAA tournament contests and is 27-1 this season when holding opponents to two runs or less.

► UCLA’s nine runs against Stony Brook were the most by a single team in the CWS at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Two teams -- Florida on June 18 and Virginia on June 23 -- both scored eight runs during the 2011 CWS.

► David Berg appeared in his 48th game of the season on Friday, a total which ranks second on the NCAA single-season chart. Berg has appeared in 23 of the Bruins’ last 24 contests. Berg extended his current scoreless streak to 14.1 innings, dating back to May 22. He has tossed 10 shutout innings in the NCAA tournament, allowing four hits and striking out 11.