Arizona is headed for a rematch against Oklahoma State. The Wildcats got seven shutout innings from left hander JC Cloney to blank UC-Santa-Barbara 3-0 at the College World Series.
“JC was outstanding”, said Arizona coach Jay Johnson. “We’re not in the College World Series without him and we are not in the NCAA Tournament without him.”
The Wildcats take on Oklahoma State in the bracket championship on Friday afternoon. The Cowboys beat Arizona 1-0 in Monday’s second round.
The Gauchos were eliminated from the World Series and finish with a record of 43-20.
“It is special for our program”, said UC-Santa Barbara coach Andrew Checketts. “For these kids to get us here and get this opportunity for our program is unique. I hate using the term over achieved but I think they achieved as a group.”
Action resumes tonight at TD Ameritrade Park as Texas Tech plays Coastal Carolina in an elimination game.