UCLA beats Fullerton 5-3 in super regional opener
FULLERTON, Calif. - Eric Filia broke a 10th-inning tie with an RBI single - his fourth hit of the game - and Pat Valaika drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in UCLA's 5-3 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-three NCAA super regional series.
Pac-12 pitcher of the year David Berg (7-0) struck out JD Davis and Michael Lorenzen with two runners on in the bottom of the inning for the Bruins (43-17).
Davis (1-2) took the loss in relief for Fullerton (51-9).
Game 2 is Saturday, with UCLA trying to advance to the College World Series for the fifth time.
The winner from this Super Regional will face the winner of the LSU/Oklahoma Super Regional in their first game at the College World Series.