86 runs scored is the lowest in the entire 8 team era of the CWS, even lower than the pre-aluminum bat years. Only 3 home runs were hit in the entire tournament. Plutko and Vander Tuig have had great careers, and David Berg just had arguably the best season of any closer in the history of college baseball, so I'm hesitant to knock UCLA, but overall this was a frustrating CWS to watch as a fan. To break it down mathematically, these 8 teams averaged .56 homers per game during the regular season. In Omaha, they averaged .11 homers per game. Obviously some of that can be attributed to facing better pitching in Omaha, but the disparity shouldn't be that big. The issue here is not necessarily that teams aren't hitting home runs. That's a matter of your preferred style of baseball. The issue is that these teams aren't playing the same game they played all year once they hit the ultimate stage of the CWS. It's not a valid way to determine a champion.