The 2012 College World Series started off with a bang on Friday afternoon with a five-run bottom of the first inning by the UCLA Bruins. UCLA is playing the Stony Brook Seawolves in the first game in Omaha this June and already has a 5-0 lead after two innings.
Stony Brook has Tyler Johnson on the mound, a pitcher who threw a complete game three-hitter against the LSU Tigers at Alex Box Stadium last weekend. All that good stuff failed to carry over to Friday's game. Of the first five batters he faced, Johnson allowed four single, one walk and, most importantly, three runs. Outfielder Jeff Gelalich drove in those runs on a single. Trevor Brown, Pat Valaika and Kevin Kramer drove in the other runs on a single, a ground out and a single, respectively.
UCLA ace pitcher Adam Plutko loaded the bases in the top of the second inning on a couple of singles and a walk, but with one out already recorded, he struck out one batter and got another one to fly out to end the inning.