Live from Omaha: CWS Game 8
NC STATE (50-14) vs. UCLA (45-17)
8 p.m. ET Tuesdsay (ESPN2) | TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, Neb.
Announcers: Mike Patrick, Orel Hershiser, Jessica Mendoza
Series History: UCLA leads 5-1 Last: March 5, 2006 (UCLA 13-2) Recap
Game Details Scoreboard Watch Listen Brackets: Interactive CWS
|Notes | Roster | Schedule Stats: Season | Postseason||Notes | Roster | Schedule Stats: Season | Postseason|
|Follow NC State Baseball: @NCStateBaseball||Follow UCLA Baseball: @UCLABaseball|
NCAA.com is covering the College World Series from the first pitch to the last out with Doug Kroll, Amy Farnum and Duane Cross on the ground. Refresh this page often to follow the action with our view of the game, including analysis, social media, statistics and photo galleries:
B9: NC State's Brett Austin grounds out to second for the first out. ... Tarran Senay strokes a single to right -- the first hit of the game for the Nos. 2-3-4 hitters for NC State; combined 1-for-12. ... Brian Taylor enters as a pinch-runner for Senay. ... Grant Clyde strikes out swinging for the second out. ... Brett Williams strikes out swining to end the game. ... UCLA advances to play Friday while NC State faces UNC in an elimination game Thursday. ... UCLA wins 2-1
T9: For UCLA, Shane Zeile strikes out to begin the ninth. ... Cody Regis singles to left. ... Christoph Bono hits the ball to deep short, no chance for a play at second, and Bono is out on the fielder's choice at first for the second out; Regis at second. ... Brian Carroll goes down hacking for the third out.
B8: NC State's Bryan Adametz lines a single to left to begin the frame. ... UCLA makes a call to the bullpen; David Berg trots in from the right-field bullpen to replace Nick Vander Tuig. ... Jake Armstrong is hit by a pitch to put runners and first and second with none out. ... Logan Ratledge bunts back to Berg, who throw to third to force out Adametz for the first out. ... Trea Turner gives the ball a ride into the left-center field alley -- and it's caught on the warning track for the second out. ... Jake Fincher strikes out for the third out of the inning.
T8: UCLA's Pat Valaika grounds out to short for the first out. ... Chris Keck pinch-hits for Trent Chatterton, and pops out to NC State 3B Grant Clyde for the second out. ... Pat Gallagher strikes out and the ball bounds away; Wolfpack C Brett Austin pounces and throws to 1B Tarran Senay for the third out.
B7: NC State's Brett Austin strikes out for the first out. ... Tarran Senay also strikes out; two down. ... Grant Clyde singles to right, becoming NC State's first baserunner since the third inning. UCLA's Nick Vander Tuig had retired 12 consecutive batters. ... Brett Williams grounds into the 6-4 fielder's choice that retired Clyde at second for the third out.
T7: Brett Urabe pinch hits for Brenton Allen and earns a base on balls. ... Brian Carroll lays down a sac bunt to advance Urabe to second; one out. ... Kevin Kramer flies out to center for the second out. ... Eric Filia pops out in foul territory to the catcher to end the Bruins' seventh.
B6: NC State's Logan Ratledge strokes a liner to third that is snared by Bruins 3B Kevin Kramer for the first out. ... Trea Turner grounds out to third; two out. ... And the four-pitch inning ends with Jake Fincher grounding out to short.
T6: UCLA's Pat Gallagher leads off the sixth with a ground out to second. ... Shane Zeile is called out, looking at strike three. ... Cody Regis grounds out to second for the third out.
B5: NC State's Brett Williams grounds out to second for the first out of the fifth. ... Bryan Adametz flies to center; two out. ... Jake Armstrong flies to center to end the inning. ... UCLA's Nick Vander Tuig, who has yielded two hits through five innings, has thrown 69 pitches (46 for strikes).
T5: UCLA's Shane Zeile, the nephew of former big-leaguer Todd Zeile, grounds out to short to begin the fifth. ... Cody Regis works a walk from NC State's Logan Jernigan. ... Nine-hole hitter Brenton Allen, drafted in the 20th round of the MLB Draft by Washington, singles to right; runners on first and second with one out. ... Brian Carroll walks to load the bases. ... Pitching change: Grant Sasser replaces Logan Jernigan for NC State. ... UCLA's Kevin Kramer drops a 1-0 pitch into shallow center for an RBI single to score Regis; bases still loaded with one out. ... Eric Filia pops out in foul territory to NC State 3B Grant Clyde for the second out. ... With Pat Valaika at the plate, Grant Sasser uncorks a wild pitch to score Allen; Caroll and Kramer move up to third and second. ... Valaika is intentionally walked to reload the bases. ... Trent Chatterton is called on to pinch-hit for Kevin Williams. ... On a 3-2 pitch, Chatterton lines out to center field to end the inning. ... 2-1 UCLA
B4: NC State's Brett Austin goes down swinging for the first out. ... Tarran Senay also strikes out swinging. ... Grant Clyde skies a ball to left field that Bruins SS Pat Valaika settles under to retire the side.
T4: UCLA's Pat Valaika lines out to left field for the first out. ... Kevin Williams lofts a fly ball down the the left-field line for the second out. ... Pat Gallagher is rung up, called-strike three, for the third out. ... NC State's Logan Jernigan has allowed two hits and issued one walk through four frames.
B3: NC State's Bryan Adametz is hit by a pitch to end the bid for perfection by UCLA's Nick Vander Tuig. ... Jake Armstrong is hit by a pitch -- but the umpire waves off the HBP; he had just told Armstrong to keep his elbow out of the strike zone. ... Base hit to left field by Jake Armstrong; runners on first and second with none out. ... A sac bunt by Logan Ratledge moves the runners to second and third; one out. ... RBI single by Trea Turner to plate Adametz. The throw from UCLA LF Brenton Allen is airmailed and Armstrong races for the plate. UCLA catcher Shane Zeile retreives the ball, fires to the plate and Vander Tuig applies the tag for the second out. Turner advanced to second. ... Turner moves to third on a wild pitch by Vander Tuig. ... Jake Fincher flies out to left to end the inning. ... 1-0 NC State
T3: UCLA's Cody Regis grounds out to second to start the third inning. ... Deja vu for No. 2: Brenton Allen rolls out to second. ... Brian Carroll strokes the ball into the right-center field gap for a double. ... Kevin Kramer earns a base on balls; runners on first and second with two out. ... Eric Filia obviously thought he bounded that ball off his foot; he didn't run out the grounder to first, which was fielded by NC State 1B Tarran Senway for the third out. (Replays show the ball did not hit Filia ...)
B2: The Bruins' Nick Vander Tuig coaxes a ground out off the bat of Tarran Senay then punches out Grant Clyde for the first two outs of the inning. ... The third out is a fly ball to right off the bat of Brett Williams. Another 1-2-3 for Vander Tuig, who has retired six consecutive; 25 pitches, 16 for strikes.
T2: NC State's Logan Jernigan begins the second by striking out Pat Valaika. ... And follows up with a slow roller to second off the bat of Kevin Williams for the second out. ... No chance for a no-hitter by Jernigan; Pat Gallagher laces a single down the right-field line. ... Shane Zeile fans swinging for the third out.
B1: UCLA's Nick Vander Tuig delivers a called-strike one to NC State leadoff hitter Trea Turner. And on a 1-1 pitch, Turner flies out to LF Brenton Allen for the first out. ... Vander Tuig fields a tapper back to the mound off the bat of Jake Fincer and throws to first for the second out. ... Vander Tuig gets Brett Austin swinging on a 1-2 pitch for the third out. ... This marks the first time in the 2013 CWS that both teams were retired in order in the first inning.
T1: UCLA's Brian Carroll steps into the box for the first pitch from NC State right-hander Logan Jernigan: ball, inside at 7:09 p.m. CT. ... Carroll grounds out to SS Trea Turner for the first out. ... Kevin Kramer taps out to 2B Logan Ratledge; two outs. ... Eric Filia lifts a lazy fly ball to LF Bryan Adametz, who has little trouble with the setting sun to record the third out.
Pregame: It's 82 degrees under clear skies in Omaha, the nation's 42nd-largest city according to the 2010 census. The visiting Bruins are in gray while the Wolfpack is sporting their Tony La Russa-era ChiSox uniforms.
Pregame: UCLA sends Nick Vander Tuig to the bump. He's 12-4 with a 2.37 ERA in 17 starts. NC State counters with Logan Jernigan, who is 1-0 with a 1.19 ERA. He's made eight starts this season among 10 appearances.
Pregame: Welcome back to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha as we get set for Tuesday's nightcap between NC State and UCLA. The winner advances to Friday while the loser will take on North Carolina on Thursday. We'll be back with starting pitchers in a bit.
NC State is now 8-1 in postseason play (ACC Championship and NCAA tournament), outscoring its opponents 46-16. ... Every NC State batter collected a hit but Jake Fincher against North Carolina. Fincher has reached base in the last 61 of 64 games. ... NC State’s eight runs against UNC are the most it has scored in a CWS game. Its previous high was seven runs in 1968 against Southern Illinois in a 7-6 victory.
The Bruins have outscored their opponents by a 27-11 margin in the NCAA Regional, Super Regional and CWS rounds. ... UCLA has a record of 16-2 in one-run games this season. ... The Bruins laid down four sac bunts on the night, which ties South Carolina (vs. Arkansas in 2012) for the most in TDAPO history. The CWS record is five by Lafayette (1953) and Michigan State (1954).