While there were plenty of runs on day one of the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium on Saturday, there were also solid pitching performances that are worth noting. UCLA’s strike out record was broken and a freshmen remains undefeated for TCU.
Horned Frog’s freshmen Matt Purke held Florida State to four hits and an unearned run in seven innings as TCU moved to 52-12 on the season in their first College World Series appearance with an 8-1 win over the Seminoles who fall to 47-19.
TCU scored five times in the first inning and will advance to play UCLA who jumped on the Florida Gators with an 11-3 win. Florida State will battle Florida for an elimination game Monday afternoon.
In UCLA’s win, Trevor Bauer struck out 11 in seven innings and set the UCLA season record. The Bruins won their first College World Series game to move to 49-14 after getting eliminated twice in their previous two meetings by losing both games. Florida, ranked third in the country, gave up 18 hits to the Bruins.
As far as Bauer, he reached 152 strikeouts on a strike three looking in the seventh.