If you checked to see UCLA’s baseball squad go at it against Stony Brook in Omaha, NE, you’d see a sea of red, filled with bandwagon Stony Brook fans who thought the Seawolves (what the hell are those?) were the darlings of the nation, and would pull off another upset.
We know better. And, as we expected, UCLA steamrolled past the supposed “Cinderella” of the College World Series (they had freaking 50 wins up to this point, people) with a score of 9-1, propelled by a monstrous five-run inning in the first, while holding Stony Brook to one score off of a single home-run (which is just about the only thing that UCLA has allowed in this NCAA baseball tournament).
So the Bruins get to extend their winning streak to a total of ten (dating back to a win against UCI in the regular season) and are 6-0 in the postseason.
And it’s been a helluva 6-0, too, with absolute dominance in nearly every game we’ve played. Today wasn’t much different.
UCLA Pitcher Adam Plutko was solid (with seven strikeouts) against a Stony Brook team that enjoys playing the same way UCLA plays (which is to say, without much flash). Plutko didn’t let them do much of anything, really, while UCLA steadily built a lead to start the contest.
The early jump on the Seapups made everything easy, making UCLA look like the powerhouse that they’re supposed to be.
UCLA will play the winner of the Florida State-Arizona game while Stony Brook is one loss away from total elimination.