The UCLA Bruins advanced to the winner's portion of Bracket 1 in the 2012 College World Series after downing the Stony Brook Seawolves, 9-1, on Friday evening. UCLA awaits the winner of Arizona-Florida St. while Stony Brook will go on to play the loser of that contest in this double-elimination round.
UCLA jumped out for a 5-0 lead after the first inning. Stony Brook starter Tyler Johnson allowed four singles and a walk to the first five batters he faced in the inning, allowing three runs. A groundout and a single plated the other two runs. Johnson made it through just 2.1 innings and gave up seven runs, though Jasvir Rakkar allowed both runners to score after replacing Johnson. Kevin Williams hit a double to drive in the two runs.
Beau Amaral added an RBI single in the fifth and Pat Valaika hit an RBI single in the eighth inning for the team's ninth run and ninth hit.
UCLA starter Adam Plutko allowed one run on a Pat Cantwell home run in the third inning, but otherwise was sterling. He struck out seven batters in seven innings and allowed just five hits. Freshman David Berg pitched the final two innings of the game to finish the Seawolves off.
These teams will play in separate games on Sunday.