The UCLA Bruins used a five-run inning to defeat the TCU Horned Frogs, 6-2, in the first game of the Los Angeles Super Regional of the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Bruins are one game away from heading back to the College World Series.
TCU held a 2-1 lead after entering the bottom of the sixth inning. The Horned Frogs scored the first run in the first inning on a Josh Elander home run. UCLA countered with Kevin Kramer RBI single that scored Shane Zeile, nephew of former major leaguer and former Bruin Todd Zeile. In the third inning, TCU's Kyle Von Tungeln, a Colorado Rockies draft pick, led off with a home run.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Brandon Finnegan and Justin Scharf absorbed the six runs that inning. Scharf relieved Finnegan and actually allowed the two runs that Finnegan had charged to him on the box score, but it was Cody Regis' three-run double that did TCU in for the game.
That and UCLA starter Adam Plutko. Plutko went seven innings and struck out seven while allowing those two runs. David Berg struck out four batters over the final two innings of the game, including the final two batters.