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OMAHA, Neb. — And then there were three, and two of them meet today on the Opening Day of the College World Series at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. When the 64-team field was announced for this year’s tournament and eight teams were designated as the top seeds, surely no one expected that only three of them — No. 1 Arizona State, No. 3 Florida and No. 6 UCLA — would make it through the double-elimination regional and best-of-3 super regional portion of the tournament to get here. Following the 2 p.m. CWS opener between Florida State and Texas Christian, the Gators and Bruins will begin their quest for their first CWS title.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES / Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium / Omaha, Neb.

GAME 2: UCLA BRUINS vs. FLORIDA GATORS

Records: UCLA (48-14), Florida (47-15)

First pitch: 7 p.m. EST

Starting pitchers: UCLA, Trevor Bauer, sophomore RHP (10-3, 3.02 ERA, 141 strikeouts in 116.1 innings) vs. Florida, Alex Panteliodis, sophomore LHP (11-2, 3.26 ERA, 80 strikeouts in 96.2 innings)

TV: ESPNHD/ESPN3.com

VISITORS: UCLA BRUINS / Los Angeles, Calif. / Record: 48-14

Head coach: John Savage (Nevada 1991). At UCLA: Sixth season, 189-164. Overall: Ninth season, 277-248-1.

CWS appearance: Third.

Previous CWS (finish) record / Overall record: 1969 (T7) 0-2; 1997 (T7) 0-2 / 0-4 .000.

Conference: Pacific-10, 18-9 (Second, two games behind champion Arizona State).

Road to Rosenblatt: At-large berth, No. 6 national seed; Won Los Angeles Regional (d. Kent State, 15-1; d. Louisiana State, 6-3; d. UC Irvine, 6-2); Won Los Angeles Super Regional (lost Cal State Fullerton, 3-4; d. Cal State Fullerton 11-7, 10 innings; d. Cal State Fullerton, 8-1).

2010 record vs. field: 1-3 (1-0 vs. Oklahoma; 0-3 vs. Arizona State).

All-time vs. field: 1-3 vs. Florida; 0-0 vs. Florida State; 0-0 vs. Texas Christian; 63-108 vs. Arizona State; 1-0 vs. Clemson; 6-7 vs. Oklahoma; 0-0 vs. South Carolina.

RPI: 6. Rankings: No. 8 Baseball America (May 31); No. 2 Collegiate Baseball (June 14); No. 7 USA Today/ESPN coaches (May 31); No. 8 National College Baseball Writers Association (May 31).

Team offense: .307 batting average / .401 on-base percentage / .464 slugging percentage; 438 runs / 662 hits / 127 doubles / 14 triples / 61 home runs / 392 runs batted in; 262 walks / 426 strikeouts; 97 stolen bases / 128 attempts

Team pitching: 2.97 earned run average / .218 opponents’ batting average / 11 saves / 564 innings / 454 hits / 223 runs (186 earned) / 639 strikeouts / 189 walks / 42 home runs allowed.

Team defense: .970 fielding average / 69 errors.

Starting lineup (BA / OBP / SLG; 2B / 3B / HR / RBI; BB / SO; SB-ATT)

1. Beau Amaral, fr.-cf (.352 / .440 / .457; 9 / 0 / 4 / 29; 18 / 49; 8-17)

2. Blair Dunlap, sr.-dh (.323 / .382 / .500; 20 / 2 / 5 / 23; 16 / 41; 7-10)

3. Dean Espy, so.-3b (.353 / .406 / .600; 7 / 3 / 8 / 48; 14 / 26; 7-8)

4. Justin Uribe, sr.-1b (.329 / .418 / .419; 5 / 0 / 3 / 27; 17 / 28; 3-4)

5. Cody Regis, fr.-2b (.317 / .429 / .573; 16 / 1 / 8 / 42; 32 / 41; 6-6)

6. Chris Giovinazzo, jr.-rf (.273 / .353 / .413; 4 / 2 / 3 / 16; 11 / 21; 7-10)

7. Jeff Gelalich, fr.-lf (.323 / .476 / .446; 3 / 1 / 1 / 11; 15 / 20; 5-5)

8. Niko Gallego, jr.-ss (.264 / .385 / .389; 13 / 2 / 3 / 30; 26 / 35; 26-27)

9. Steve Rodriguez, so.-c (.255 / .354 / .455; 7 / 1 / 8 / 35; 17 / 26; 1-4)

Bench (BA / OBP / SLG; 2B / 3B / HR / RBI; BB / SO; SB-ATT)

Brett Krill, jr.-of (.284 / .344 / .474; 13 / 1 / 7 / 36; 13 / 32; 7-7)

Trevor Brown, fr.-c (.296 / .367 / .370; 1 / 0 / 1 / 9; 3 / 15; 3-3)

Adrian Williams, so.-inf (.300 / .391 / .300; 0 / 0 / 0 / 1; 3 / 4; 0-1)

Marc Navarro, so.-of (.190 / .327 / .286; 1 / 0 / 1 / 6; 5 / 11; 3-3)

Starters (Record / ERA / OBA; innings / hits / runs-earned; SO-BB)

Trevor Bauer, so.-rhp (10-3 / 3.02 / .252; 116.1 / 111 / 58-39; 141-37)

Gerrit Cole, so.-rhp (10-3 / 3.25 / .195; 108.0 / 76 / 42-39; 138-49)

Rob Rasmussen, jr.-lhp (11-2 / 2.73 / .208; 99.0 / 76 / 33-30; 117-28)

Garrett Claypool, sr.-rhp (8-3 / 2.05 / .171; 79.0 / 46 / 21-18; 72-19)

Bullpen (Record / saves / ERA / OBA; innings / hits / runs-earned; SO-BB)

Dan Klein, so.-rhp (6-0 / 9 / 1.93 / .214; 46.2 / 37 / 11-10; 50-9)

Matt Grace, jr.-lhp (0-1 / 1 / 3.00 / .223; 27.0 / 23 / 11-9; 23-7)

Erik Goeddel, so.-rhp (2-0 / 1 / 3.26 / .240; 47.0 / 42 / 21-17; 56-21)

Mitchell Beacom, so.-lhp (1-1 / 0 / 4.58 / .191; 17.2 / 13 / 10-9; 22-3)

Matt Drummond, jr.-lhp (0-1 / 0 / 5.23 / .293; 10.1 / 12 / 7-6; 8-8)

UCLA alumni: Hector Ambriz, RHP (Cleveland Indians); Garrett Atkins, INF (Colorado Rockies, Baltimore Orioles); Eric Byrnes, OF (Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners); Ben Francisco, OF (Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies); Troy Glaus, INF (Anaheim Angels, Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves); David Huff, LHP (Cleveland Indians); Casey Janssen, RHP (Toronto Blue Jays); Josh Roenicke, RHP (Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays); Chase Utley, 2B (Philadelphia Phillies); Chris Chambliss, 1B (Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves); Jeff Conine, OF/INF (Kansas City Royals, Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets); Mike Gallego, INF (Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals); Bill Haselman, C (Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers); Eric Karros, INF/OF (Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics); Tim Leary, RHP (New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers); Jim Parque, LHP (Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Devil Rays); Jackie Robinson, INF (Brooklyn Dodgers); Todd Zeile, INF/OF (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos).

Bruin bits: UCLA established a new school record with its 48 victories, three more than it won in 1997, the last time the Bruins advanced to the College World Series. … Much of UCLA’s success this season is credited to its starting pitching. The Bruins struck out a Pac-10 single-season best of 639 batters in 564 innings (an average of 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings). … UCLA’s ERA of 2.97 was the second lowest in the nation, trailing only Texas (2.47). … The Bruins’ pitching staff has limited the opposition to a .218 batting average, allowing just 7.24 hits per nine innings. … Sophomore right-hander Trevor Bauer (10-3, 3.02 ERA), who starts against Florida, led the Pac-10 with 141 strikeouts, three more than fellow sophomore right-hander Gerrit Cole (10-3, 3.25 ERA). UCLA’s third starter, junior left-hander Rob Rasmussen (11-2, 2.73 ERA), had 117 strikeouts. … Two of UCLA’s starters are the sons of former Bruins who made it to the Major Leagues. Shortstop Niko Gallego is the son of former infielder Mike Gallego, who played 13 seasons in the majors, and Beau Amaral is the son of Rich Amaral, who spent 10 seasons in the bigs, the first eight with Seattle.

HOME TEAM: FLORIDA GATORS / Gainesville, Fla. / Record: 47-15

Head coach: Kevin O’Sullivan (Virginia 1991), third season, 123-61 (overall, same).

CWS appearance: Sixth.

Previous CWS (finish) record / Overall record: 1988 (T5) 1-2; 1991 (T3) 2-2; 1996 (T3) 2-2; 1998 (T7) 0-2; 2005 (2) 3-3 / 8-11 .421.

Conference: Southeastern (won Eastern Division and regular-season championship with 22-8 record; 2-2 in SEC Tournament).

Road to Rosenblatt: At-large berth, No. 3 national seed; Won Gainesville Regional (d. Bethune-Cookman, 7-3; d. Oregon State, 10-2; d. Florida Atlantic, 15-0); Won Gainesville Super Regional (d. Miami, Fla., 7-2; d. Miami, Fla., 4-3, 10 innings).

2010 record vs. field: 3-4 (2-1 vs. South Carolina, 1-3 vs. Florida State).

All-time vs. field: 3-1 vs. UCLA ; 96-119-1 vs. Florida State; 0-0 vs. Texas Christian; 28-36 vs. South Carolina; 0-0 vs. Oklahoma; 18-12 vs. Clemson; 1-3 vs. Arizona State.

RPI: No. 4. Rankings: No. 4 Baseball America (May 31); No. 3 Collegiate Baseball (June 14); No. 5 USA Today/ESPN coaches (May 31); No. 6 National College Baseball Writers Association (May 31).

Team offense: .300 batting average / .381 on-base percentage / .480 slugging percentage; 431 runs / 636 hits / 109 doubles / 15 triples / 81 home runs / 400 runs batted in; 245 walks / 427 strikeouts; 92 stolen bases / 126 attempts.

Team pitching: 3.96 earned run average / .268 opposition batting average / 18 saves / 548.0 innings / 572 hits / 271 runs (241 earned) / 441 strikeouts / 130 walks / 49 home runs allowed.

Team defense: .978 fielding average / 52 errors.

Starting lineup (BA / OBP / SLG; 2B / 3B / HR / RBI; BB / SO; SB / ATT)

1. Nolan Fontana, fr.-ss (.281 / .427 / .414; 15 / 2 / 3 / 23; 49 / 28; 10 / 15)

2. Matt den Dekker, sr.-cf (.358 / .436 / .575; 7 / 3 / 13 / 48; 29 / 46; 23 / 30)

3. Preston Tucker, so.-1b (.339 / .446 / .564; 16 / 2 / 11 / 46; 43 / 27; 8 / 8)

4. Austin Maddox, fr.-3b (.333 / .364 / .596; 16 / 0 / 17 / 71; 7 / 41; 0 / 1)

5. Brian Johnson, fr.-dh (.413 / .467 / .650; 5 / 1 / 4 / 19; 9 / 15; 0 / 0)

6. Mike Zunino, fr.-c (.274 / .323 / .488; 7 / 1 / 9 / 41; 9 / 36; 8 / 11)

7. Josh Adams, jr.-2b (.226 / .317 / .385; 12 / 0 / 8 / 41; 29 / 51; 5 / 9)

8. Tyler Thompson, so.-lf (.298 / .358 / .496; 4 / 3 / 6 / 28; 9 / 50; 6 / 10)

9. Daniel Pigott, so.-rf (.274 / .335 / .390; 10 / 2 / 1 / 22; 12 / 22; 4 / 9)

Bench (BA / OBP / SLG; 2B / 3B / HR / RBI; BB / SO; SB / ATT)

Jonathan Pigott, sr.-lf (.258 / .362 / .404; 5 / 1 / 2 / 12; 10 / 26; 3 / 4)

Bryson Smith, jr.-rf (.260 / .342 / .365; 2 / 0 / 3 / 22; 13 / 22; 7 / 9)

Cody Dent, fr.-3b (.241 / .353 / .241; 0 / 0 / 0 / 2; 4 / 11; 2 / 2)

Ben McMahan, so.-c (.333 / .354 / .453; 3 / 0 / 2 / 11; 3 / 18; 4 / 4)

Starters (Record / ERA / OBA; innings / hits / runs-earned; SO-BB)

Alex Panteliodis, so.-lhp (11-2 / 3.26 / .229; 96.2 / 81 / 35-35; 80-22)

Hudson Randall, fr.-rhp (8-3 / 2.95 / .266; 94.2 / 98 / 35-31; 68-19)

Brian Johnson, fr.-lhp (6-4 / 3.97 / .289; 70.1 / 82 / 36-31; 48-14)

Bullpen (Record / saves / ERA / OBA; innings / hits / runs-earned; SO-BB)

Kevin Chapman, jr.-lhp (3-0 / 11 / 1.48 / .183; 42.2 / 28 / 9-7; 43-7)

Jeff Barfield, sr.-rhp (4-0 / 2 / 3.31 / .206; 35.1 / 27 / 14-13; 23-2)

Greg Larson, so.-rhp (3-1 / 3 / 5.75 / .305; 36.0 / 46 / 25-23; 30-4)

Steven Rodriguez, fr.-lhp (2-0 / 1 / 1.98 / .257; 27.1 / 27 / 7-6; 24-4)

Nick Maronde, so.-lhp (2-0 / 1 / 6.15 / .227; 26.1 / 22 / 25-18; 37-24)

Justin Poovey, so.-rhp (1-0 / 0 / 7.20 / .367; 20.0 / 33 / 17-16; 16-10)

Tommy Toledo, so.-rhp (3-2 / 0 / 4.21 / .299; 25.2 / 29 / 15-12; 26-8)

Anthony DeSclafani, so.-rhp (2-3 / 0 / 6.97 / .341; 40.0 / 58 / 33-31; 29-7)

Gator alumni: Bryan Augenstein, RHP (Arizona Diamondbacks); David Eckstein, INF (Anaheim Angels, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres); Mark Ellis, INF (Oakland Athletics); Josh Fogg, RHP (Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies); Mike Stanley, C (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics); Al Rosen, 3B (Cleveland Indians); Darren O’Day, RHP (Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Mets); Brad Wilkerson, OF/1B (Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays); Rob Murphy, LHP (Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins); Doug Corbett, RHP (Minnesota Twins, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles); Matt LaPorta, OF/INF (Cleveland Indians); Robby Thompson, INF (San Francisco Giants); Steve Lombardozzi, INF (Minnesota Twins, Houston Astros).

Gator Bytes: Florida is making its first appearance in the College World Series since 2005 when it dropped the first two games of the Championship Series to Texas. … O’Sullivan has been to Rosenblatt before, three times as the assistant to current Clemson coach Jack Leggett in 2000, 2002 and 2006. … O’Sullivan is the SEC Coach of the Year, Austin Maddox won SEC Freshman of the Year honors (Tucker won the honor in 2009); Kevin Chapman is the first-team All-SEC reliever; Matt den Dekker (cf), Nolan Fontana (ss) and Preston Tucker (1b) made the SEC All-Defensive team. … In going 5-0 in sweeping the regional and super regional, Florida is batting .312 as a team, has out-homered the opposition 43-10 and has collected 21 RBI with two outs. … The Gators have been errorless in four of the five games. … The bullpen has been well-rested with Florida’s starters working 35 of the 46 innings with these lines – Panteliodis (2-0, 2.57 ERA, 14 innings, 20 strikeouts, 3 walks), Randall (1-0, 3.21 ERA, 14 innings, 15 strikeouts, 0 walks) and Johnson (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 IP, 4 strikeouts, 0 walks).

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OMAHA, Neb. — And then there were three, and two of them meet today on the Opening Day of the College World Series at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. When the 64-team field was announced for this year’s tournament and eight teams were designated as the top seeds, surely no one expected that only three of them — No. 1 Arizona State, No. 3 Florida and No. 6 UCLA — would make it through the double-elimination regional and best-of-3 super regional portion of the tournament to get here. Following the 2 p.m. CWS opener between Florida State and Texas Christian, the Gators and Bruins will begin their quest for their first CWS title.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES / Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium / Omaha, Neb.

GAME 2: UCLA BRUINS vs. FLORIDA GATORS

Records: UCLA (48-14), Florida (47-15)

First pitch: 7 p.m. EST

Starting pitchers: UCLA, Trevor Bauer, sophomore RHP (10-3, 3.02 ERA, 141 strikeouts in 116.1 innings) vs. Florida, Alex Panteliodis, sophomore LHP (11-2, 3.26 ERA, 80 strikeouts in 96.2 innings)

TV: ESPNHD/ESPN3.com

VISITORS: UCLA BRUINS / Los Angeles, Calif. / Record: 48-14

Head coach: John Savage (Nevada 1991). At UCLA: Sixth season, 189-164. Overall: Ninth season, 277-248-1.

CWS appearance: Third.

Previous CWS (finish) record / Overall record: 1969 (T7) 0-2; 1997 (T7) 0-2 / 0-4 .000.

Conference: Pacific-10, 18-9 (Second, two games behind champion Arizona State).

Road to Rosenblatt: At-large berth, No. 6 national seed; Won Los Angeles Regional (d. Kent State, 15-1; d. Louisiana State, 6-3; d. UC Irvine, 6-2); Won Los Angeles Super Regional (lost Cal State Fullerton, 3-4; d. Cal State Fullerton 11-7, 10 innings; d. Cal State Fullerton, 8-1).

2010 record vs. field: 1-3 (1-0 vs. Oklahoma; 0-3 vs. Arizona State).

All-time vs. field: 1-3 vs. Florida; 0-0 vs. Florida State; 0-0 vs. Texas Christian; 63-108 vs. Arizona State; 1-0 vs. Clemson; 6-7 vs. Oklahoma; 0-0 vs. South Carolina.

RPI: 6. Rankings: No. 8 Baseball America (May 31); No. 2 Collegiate Baseball (June 14); No. 7 USA Today/ESPN coaches (May 31); No. 8 National College Baseball Writers Association (May 31).

Team offense: .307 batting average / .401 on-base percentage / .464 slugging percentage; 438 runs / 662 hits / 127 doubles / 14 triples / 61 home runs / 392 runs batted in; 262 walks / 426 strikeouts; 97 stolen bases / 128 attempts

Team pitching: 2.97 earned run average / .218 opponents’ batting average / 11 saves / 564 innings / 454 hits / 223 runs (186 earned) / 639 strikeouts / 189 walks / 42 home runs allowed.

Team defense: .970 fielding average / 69 errors.

Starting lineup (BA / OBP / SLG; 2B / 3B / HR / RBI; BB / SO; SB-ATT)

1. Beau Amaral, fr.-cf (.352 / .440 / .457; 9 / 0 / 4 / 29; 18 / 49; 8-17)

2. Blair Dunlap, sr.-dh (.323 / .382 / .500; 20 / 2 / 5 / 23; 16 / 41; 7-10)

3. Dean Espy, so.-3b (.353 / .406 / .600; 7 / 3 / 8 / 48; 14 / 26; 7-8)

4. Justin Uribe, sr.-1b (.329 / .418 / .419; 5 / 0 / 3 / 27; 17 / 28; 3-4)

5. Cody Regis, fr.-2b (.317 / .429 / .573; 16 / 1 / 8 / 42; 32 / 41; 6-6)

6. Chris Giovinazzo, jr.-rf (.273 / .353 / .413; 4 / 2 / 3 / 16; 11 / 21; 7-10)

7. Jeff Gelalich, fr.-lf (.323 / .476 / .446; 3 / 1 / 1 / 11; 15 / 20; 5-5)

8. Niko Gallego, jr.-ss (.264 / .385 / .389; 13 / 2 / 3 / 30; 26 / 35; 26-27)

9. Steve Rodriguez, so.-c (.255 / .354 / .455; 7 / 1 / 8 / 35; 17 / 26; 1-4)

Bench (BA / OBP / SLG; 2B / 3B / HR / RBI; BB / SO; SB-ATT)

Brett Krill, jr.-of (.284 / .344 / .474; 13 / 1 / 7 / 36; 13 / 32; 7-7)

Trevor Brown, fr.-c (.296 / .367 / .370; 1 / 0 / 1 / 9; 3 / 15; 3-3)

Adrian Williams, so.-inf (.300 / .391 / .300; 0 / 0 / 0 / 1; 3 / 4; 0-1)

Marc Navarro, so.-of (.190 / .327 / .286; 1 / 0 / 1 / 6; 5 / 11; 3-3)

Starters (Record / ERA / OBA; innings / hits / runs-earned; SO-BB)

Trevor Bauer, so.-rhp (10-3 / 3.02 / .252; 116.1 / 111 / 58-39; 141-37)

Gerrit Cole, so.-rhp (10-3 / 3.25 / .195; 108.0 / 76 / 42-39; 138-49)

Rob Rasmussen, jr.-lhp (11-2 / 2.73 / .208; 99.0 / 76 / 33-30; 117-28)

Garrett Claypool, sr.-rhp (8-3 / 2.05 / .171; 79.0 / 46 / 21-18; 72-19)

Bullpen (Record / saves / ERA / OBA; innings / hits / runs-earned; SO-BB)

Dan Klein, so.-rhp (6-0 / 9 / 1.93 / .214; 46.2 / 37 / 11-10; 50-9)

Matt Grace, jr.-lhp (0-1 / 1 / 3.00 / .223; 27.0 / 23 / 11-9; 23-7)

Erik Goeddel, so.-rhp (2-0 / 1 / 3.26 / .240; 47.0 / 42 / 21-17; 56-21)

Mitchell Beacom, so.-lhp (1-1 / 0 / 4.58 / .191; 17.2 / 13 / 10-9; 22-3)

Matt Drummond, jr.-lhp (0-1 / 0 / 5.23 / .293; 10.1 / 12 / 7-6; 8-8)

UCLA alumni: Hector Ambriz, RHP (Cleveland Indians); Garrett Atkins, INF (Colorado Rockies, Baltimore Orioles); Eric Byrnes, OF (Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners); Ben Francisco, OF (Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies); Troy Glaus, INF (Anaheim Angels, Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves); David Huff, LHP (Cleveland Indians); Casey Janssen, RHP (Toronto Blue Jays); Josh Roenicke, RHP (Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays); Chase Utley, 2B (Philadelphia Phillies); Chris Chambliss, 1B (Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves); Jeff Conine, OF/INF (Kansas City Royals, Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets); Mike Gallego, INF (Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals); Bill Haselman, C (Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers); Eric Karros, INF/OF (Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics); Tim Leary, RHP (New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers); Jim Parque, LHP (Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Devil Rays); Jackie Robinson, INF (Brooklyn Dodgers); Todd Zeile, INF/OF (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos).

Bruin bits: UCLA established a new school record with its 48 victories, three more than it won in 1997, the last time the Bruins advanced to the College World Series. … Much of UCLA’s success this season is credited to its starting pitching. The Bruins struck out a Pac-10 single-season best of 639 batters in 564 innings (an average of 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings). … UCLA’s ERA of 2.97 was the second lowest in the nation, trailing only Texas (2.47). … The Bruins’ pitching staff has limited the opposition to a .218 batting average, allowing just 7.24 hits per nine innings. … Sophomore right-hander Trevor Bauer (10-3, 3.02 ERA), who starts against Florida, led the Pac-10 with 141 strikeouts, three more than fellow sophomore right-hander Gerrit Cole (10-3, 3.25 ERA). UCLA’s third starter, junior left-hander Rob Rasmussen (11-2, 2.73 ERA), had 117 strikeouts. … Two of UCLA’s starters are the sons of former Bruins who made it to the Major Leagues. Shortstop Niko Gallego is the son of former infielder Mike Gallego, who played 13 seasons in the majors, and Beau Amaral is the son of Rich Amaral, who spent 10 seasons in the bigs, the first eight with Seattle.

HOME TEAM: FLORIDA GATORS / Gainesville, Fla. / Record: 47-15

Head coach: Kevin O’Sullivan (Virginia 1991), third season, 123-61 (overall, same).

CWS appearance: Sixth.

Previous CWS (finish) record / Overall record: 1988 (T5) 1-2; 1991 (T3) 2-2; 1996 (T3) 2-2; 1998 (T7) 0-2; 2005 (2) 3-3 / 8-11 .421.

Conference: Southeastern (won Eastern Division and regular-season championship with 22-8 record; 2-2 in SEC Tournament).

Road to Rosenblatt: At-large berth, No. 3 national seed; Won Gainesville Regional (d. Bethune-Cookman, 7-3; d. Oregon State, 10-2; d. Florida Atlantic, 15-0); Won Gainesville Super Regional (d. Miami, Fla., 7-2; d. Miami, Fla., 4-3, 10 innings).

2010 record vs. field: 3-4 (2-1 vs. South Carolina, 1-3 vs. Florida State).

All-time vs. field: 3-1 vs. UCLA ; 96-119-1 vs. Florida State; 0-0 vs. Texas Christian; 28-36 vs. South Carolina; 0-0 vs. Oklahoma; 18-12 vs. Clemson; 1-3 vs. Arizona State.

RPI: No. 4. Rankings: No. 4 Baseball America (May 31); No. 3 Collegiate Baseball (June 14); No. 5 USA Today/ESPN coaches (May 31); No. 6 National College Baseball Writers Association (May 31).

Team offense: .300 batting average / .381 on-base percentage / .480 slugging percentage; 431 runs / 636 hits / 109 doubles / 15 triples / 81 home runs / 400 runs batted in; 245 walks / 427 strikeouts; 92 stolen bases / 126 attempts.

Team pitching: 3.96 earned run average / .268 opposition batting average / 18 saves / 548.0 innings / 572 hits / 271 runs (241 earned) / 441 strikeouts / 130 walks / 49 home runs allowed.

Team defense: .978 fielding average / 52 errors.

Starting lineup (BA / OBP / SLG; 2B / 3B / HR / RBI; BB / SO; SB / ATT)

1. Nolan Fontana, fr.-ss (.281 / .427 / .414; 15 / 2 / 3 / 23; 49 / 28; 10 / 15)

2. Matt den Dekker, sr.-cf (.358 / .436 / .575; 7 / 3 / 13 / 48; 29 / 46; 23 / 30)

3. Preston Tucker, so.-1b (.339 / .446 / .564; 16 / 2 / 11 / 46; 43 / 27; 8 / 8)

4. Austin Maddox, fr.-3b (.333 / .364 / .596; 16 / 0 / 17 / 71; 7 / 41; 0 / 1)

5. Brian Johnson, fr.-dh (.413 / .467 / .650; 5 / 1 / 4 / 19; 9 / 15; 0 / 0)

6. Mike Zunino, fr.-c (.274 / .323 / .488; 7 / 1 / 9 / 41; 9 / 36; 8 / 11)

7. Josh Adams, jr.-2b (.226 / .317 / .385; 12 / 0 / 8 / 41; 29 / 51; 5 / 9)

8. Tyler Thompson, so.-lf (.298 / .358 / .496; 4 / 3 / 6 / 28; 9 / 50; 6 / 10)

9. Daniel Pigott, so.-rf (.274 / .335 / .390; 10 / 2 / 1 / 22; 12 / 22; 4 / 9)

Bench (BA / OBP / SLG; 2B / 3B / HR / RBI; BB / SO; SB / ATT)

Jonathan Pigott, sr.-lf (.258 / .362 / .404; 5 / 1 / 2 / 12; 10 / 26; 3 / 4)

Bryson Smith, jr.-rf (.260 / .342 / .365; 2 / 0 / 3 / 22; 13 / 22; 7 / 9)

Cody Dent, fr.-3b (.241 / .353 / .241; 0 / 0 / 0 / 2; 4 / 11; 2 / 2)

Ben McMahan, so.-c (.333 / .354 / .453; 3 / 0 / 2 / 11; 3 / 18; 4 / 4)

Starters (Record / ERA / OBA; innings / hits / runs-earned; SO-BB)

Alex Panteliodis, so.-lhp (11-2 / 3.26 / .229; 96.2 / 81 / 35-35; 80-22)

Hudson Randall, fr.-rhp (8-3 / 2.95 / .266; 94.2 / 98 / 35-31; 68-19)

Brian Johnson, fr.-lhp (6-4 / 3.97 / .289; 70.1 / 82 / 36-31; 48-14)

Bullpen (Record / saves / ERA / OBA; innings / hits / runs-earned; SO-BB)

Kevin Chapman, jr.-lhp (3-0 / 11 / 1.48 / .183; 42.2 / 28 / 9-7; 43-7)

Jeff Barfield, sr.-rhp (4-0 / 2 / 3.31 / .206; 35.1 / 27 / 14-13; 23-2)

Greg Larson, so.-rhp (3-1 / 3 / 5.75 / .305; 36.0 / 46 / 25-23; 30-4)

Steven Rodriguez, fr.-lhp (2-0 / 1 / 1.98 / .257; 27.1 / 27 / 7-6; 24-4)

Nick Maronde, so.-lhp (2-0 / 1 / 6.15 / .227; 26.1 / 22 / 25-18; 37-24)

Justin Poovey, so.-rhp (1-0 / 0 / 7.20 / .367; 20.0 / 33 / 17-16; 16-10)

Tommy Toledo, so.-rhp (3-2 / 0 / 4.21 / .299; 25.2 / 29 / 15-12; 26-8)

Anthony DeSclafani, so.-rhp (2-3 / 0 / 6.97 / .341; 40.0 / 58 / 33-31; 29-7)

Gator alumni: Bryan Augenstein, RHP (Arizona Diamondbacks); David Eckstein, INF (Anaheim Angels, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres); Mark Ellis, INF (Oakland Athletics); Josh Fogg, RHP (Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies); Mike Stanley, C (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics); Al Rosen, 3B (Cleveland Indians); Darren O’Day, RHP (Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Mets); Brad Wilkerson, OF/1B (Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays); Rob Murphy, LHP (Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins); Doug Corbett, RHP (Minnesota Twins, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles); Matt LaPorta, OF/INF (Cleveland Indians); Robby Thompson, INF (San Francisco Giants); Steve Lombardozzi, INF (Minnesota Twins, Houston Astros).

Gator Bytes: Florida is making its first appearance in the College World Series since 2005 when it dropped the first two games of the Championship Series to Texas. … O’Sullivan has been to Rosenblatt before, three times as the assistant to current Clemson coach Jack Leggett in 2000, 2002 and 2006. … O’Sullivan is the SEC Coach of the Year, Austin Maddox won SEC Freshman of the Year honors (Tucker won the honor in 2009); Kevin Chapman is the first-team All-SEC reliever; Matt den Dekker (cf), Nolan Fontana (ss) and Preston Tucker (1b) made the SEC All-Defensive team. … In going 5-0 in sweeping the regional and super regional, Florida is batting .312 as a team, has out-homered the opposition 43-10 and has collected 21 RBI with two outs. … The Gators have been errorless in four of the five games. … The bullpen has been well-rested with Florida’s starters working 35 of the 46 innings with these lines – Panteliodis (2-0, 2.57 ERA, 14 innings, 20 strikeouts, 3 walks), Randall (1-0, 3.21 ERA, 14 innings, 15 strikeouts, 0 walks) and Johnson (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 IP, 4 strikeouts, 0 walks).

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