Dean Espy and his Bruins will try to lock in again tonight. Photo Credit: Brad Williams (UCLA Athletics)
Here we go. A battle royal between UCLA (51-15) and USC (52-16) for the ultimate prize in college baseball. We wouldn't want it any other way. The incredible baseball season for UCLA continues as the Bruins will take the field as designated home team in just about half an hour in the final series ever to be played at Ryan's House in Omaha.
As always the regular BN members should be familiar with all the storylines around this game by now. Bruins will take the field behind one of their three aces: Gerrit Cole. At the time I write this post, it is unclear who USC will go with among Blake Cooper (12-2), Tyler Webb (3-2) and Jay Brown (3-0). Whoever takes the mound, the Bruins will have a battle. They will need to stay locked in the same manner they have done all through this season despite experiencing adversity.
The first pitch is scheduled for this evening at 4:30 pm PST (ESPN). You can also follow along with GameTracker or get updates on Ryan's UCLA baseball twitter. So might as well thread this as our game thread with updates, thoughts, analysis and anything else.