NC State falls to UCLA 2-1, will face UNC in elimination game Thursday
Posted June 18, 2013
FINAL: UCLA 2, NC State 1: North Carolina State lost to UCLA, 2-1, Tuesday in the College World Series, dropping the Wolfpack to the loser’s bracket. NC State will play North Carolina Thursday at 8 p.m. in an elimination game.
Mid 9: UCLA 2, NC State 1: UCLA got a single in the ninth, but otherwise went quietly and take their 2-1 lead to the final half inning.
End 8: UCLA 2, NC State 1: NC State threatened in the eighth but ended up stranding two and continue to trail UCLA 2-1 as the game moves to the 9th.
Mid 8: UCLA 2, NC State 1: Josh Easley, on in relief for NC State got a 1-2-3 inning, but the Bruins still hold a 2-1 advantage with six outs to go.
End 7: UCLA 2, NC State 1: Grant Clyde notched a two-out single but was stranded there as Brett Williams grounded out and UCLA takes a 2-1 lead to the 8th inning.
Mid 7: UCLA 2, NC State 1: UCLA got a leadoff walk but Grant Sasser stranded him at second and the game moves to the 7th inning stretch, 2-1.
End 6: UCLA 2, NC State 1: UCLA pitcher Nick Vander Tuig needed just four pitches to retire three NC State hitters in the sixth.
Mid 6: UCLA 2, NC State 1: Two ground outs and a strike out retired UCLA in the sixth. It is the third time the Bruins have been sat down in order, but they still lead NC State 2-1.
End 5: UCLA 2, NC State 1: For the fourth time in five innings, NC State is retired in order and the Bruins continue to lead the Wolfpack, 2-1.
Mid 5: UCLA 2 , NC State 1: Logan Jernigan loaded the bases, then got pulled in favor of Grant Sasser, but UCLA plated two in the fifth on a single and a wild pitch and the Bruins took a 2-1 lead on NC State.
NC State pitching offered three walks in the frame in addition to the wild pitch.
End 4: NC State 1, UCLA 0: NC State went down in order in the fourth with two strikeouts, but continue to lead UCLA, 1-0.
Mid 4: NC State 1, UCLA 0: Logan Jernigan needed just eight pitches in the fourth inning to retire the Bruins in order on a flyout, a lineout and a strikeout.
End 3: NC State 1, UCLA 0: Trea Turner delivered an RBI single to left field scoring Bryan Adametz and the Wolfpack have a 1-0 lead at the end of three innings.
On the play, Jake Armstrong was thrown out at home trying to score on an overthrow from the left fielder. UCLA escaped further damage as Jake Fincher flied out with Turner on third to end the inning.
Mid 3: NC State 0, UCLA 0: UCLA got a double and a walk, but Logan Jernigan got a key groundout to end the inning, stranding both runners, and the game moves to the bottom half, still scoreless.
End 2: NC State 0, UCLA 0: NC State again went down in order and the game moves to the 3rd inning, scoreless.
Mid 2: NC State 0, UCLA 0: Pat Gallagher broke the string of zeroes, but Logan Jernigan got Shane Zeile swinging and the score remains scoreless in the middle of the second.
End 1: NC State 0, UCLA 0: For the first time in eight games in Omaha this year, both teams went down in order in the first inning as the Wolfpack were sat down 1-2-3 in the bottom half.
Mid 1: NC State 0, UCLA 0: NC State's Logan Jernigan made quick work of UCLA in the first going 1-2-3. The game moves to the bottom of the first with all zeroes on the board.
PREGAME: North Carolina State University will face the UCLA Bruins Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.
UCLA (45-17, 21-9) defeated the No. 4 seed LSU Tigers, 2-1 Sunday to advance in the College World Series winner's bracket. The Bruins’ ace Adam Plutko tossed a seven-inning gem and held the Tigers to four hits. UCLA made most of LSU’s errors and scored the game-winning unearned run in the eighth.
Wolfpack ace Carlos Rodon threw a complete-game, five-hitter in only 108 pitches to lead his team past North Carolina, 8-1, Sunday night. NC State’s bats started out strong by producing five runs in the first three innings.
UCLA will throw junior right-hander Nick Vander Tuig Tuesday. The 6-foot-3 right-hander had a 12-4 record in 17 starts. Vander Tuig boasted a 2.37 ERA in 114 innings and led the team in strikeouts with 81 and only walked 17. He was drafted in the sixth round by the San Francisco Giants in the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft this month.
NC State (50-14, 19-10) will counter with sophomore Logan Jernigan. The 6-foot-3 right-hander has a .187 opponent batting average and a 1-0 record in 10 appearances this season. The sophomore threw 30.1 innings with an ERA of 1.19.
UCLA is tied for eighth in the nation in ERA, 2.66, tied for fifth in fielding percentage, .980, and fourth in WHIP, 1.09. The Bruins only have 19 home runs in 2018 AB’s, a .250 batting average and a .332 slugging percentage.
The Wolfpack ranks 18th in the nation in stolen bases, 108, 13th in WHIP, 1.18, and 12th in doubles, 127. NC State is 32-4 in their last 36 games and has not committed an error in the last three games.
Tonight's loser will face UNC Thursday at 8 p.m. Tonight's winner will play the winner of Thursday's game Friday at 8 p.m. ET.