We have had lot of "firsts" this season. We set a team record in Ws and win streaks. We hosted our first super regional at the Jack. We got over the dreaded "Fullerton hump" during the super regionals. Then on Saturday night with the whole nation watching (and apparently friends from all over the SEC cheering in our game thread) we got our first CWS win over the powerful Gators. UCLA baseball (49-14) will look to keep the magic going tonight against the loaded TCU Horned Frogs (52-12).
Beau Amaral, Niko Gallego, Cody Regis, and the entire team stepped up in the absence of Tyler Rahmatulla. Those guys will have to keep it going and turn their intensity up to whole another level to take on a TCU team which has been making its own history in the diamond. Hopefully our guys will come up with enough offense to get us one win from the championship series.
The other super soph pitching ace - Gerrit Cole - will get the start tonight. TCU will send their own stud - right-hander Kyle Winkler (12-1, 2.84) - to take on the Bruins.The first pitch is scheduled for this evening at 6:00 pm PST. 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.