The UCLA Bruins have punched their ticket to the College World Series and are now officially Omaha bound. They defeated the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday night by a final score of 4-1 in the NCAA Baseball Super Regionals hosted by the Bruins.
The Bruins had defeated TCU 6-2 in the first game of the best-of-three series on Friday. Their win on Saturday ensures there is no need for a Game 3 and clinches the CWS berth for UCLA.
The Bruins struck first, as first baseman Trevor Brown tripled with one out and came in to score on a sacrifice fly by Pat Valaika. In the top of the third, the Bruins pushed their lead to 2-0 when Tyler Heineman managed an RBI groundout.
TCU cut the lead to 2-1 as Brance Rivera led off the bottom of the third with a home run, but that would prove to be the only run the Horned Frogs would mange to score. Jeff Gelalich doubled in the top of the sixth and was later able to score on a passed ball. The Bruins scored their fourth and final run in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Cody Keefer.
The Bruins will prepare for a jubilant trip to Omaha, where they hope to continue their run.
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