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College World Series 2012 Scores: UCLA’s Offense Must Find Consistency vs FSU

Published by on June 19, 2012

UCLA hasn't been the picture of consistency thus far in the College World Series, but in order to advance for an opportunity to face No. 1 Arizona once again on Thursday, it's going to have to find a way to make the bats come alive against Florida State in an elimination game.

The Bruins take on the Seminoles on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) looking to bounce back from 4-0 shutout loss to Arizona. It's not a question of whether the Bruins' bats can get the job done—they proved they can when they laid a 9-1 beating on Stony Brook in their opening game—it's just a matter of whether they will.

There will be no room for error against a Seminoles team that has also proven it can light up the scoreboard with gusto. After dropping its opening match-up to Arizona 4-3, FSU bounced back with a 12-2 annihilation of Stony Brook.

Maybe the trend is just that Stony Brook has terrible pitching. Maybe Arizona's is unbeatable. Or maybe UCLA's and FSU's offenses are just having trouble hitting with any consistency.

Before the shutout, the Bruins averaged sev...

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