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UCLA Pitching Shuts Down Mississippi State Hitters in Game 1

Published by on June 25, 2013

UCLA's Adam Plutko was in control from the start Monday night as the UCLA Bruins took a 1-0 lead over Mississippi State in the best-of-three College World Series final.

The right-handed junior was ice cold in front of a pro-Mississippi State crowd the likes of which the College World Series hasn't seen since Nebraska qualified for the CWS in 2005. Plutko pitched six innings, allowing only one run en route to a 3-1 Bruins win.

Plutko got some early run support when Pat Valaika knocked in Kevin Kramer in the first inning. UCLA scored again in the top of the fourth when Eric Filia knocked in two runs before getting caught in a rundown between first and second base.

Mississippi State broke through in the bottom of the fourth when it loaded the bases and Plutko walked a run in.

After that hiccup, it was back to business for Plutko and the Bruins, riding their stingy defense and small ball style to another low-scoring win that has become a staple of the 2013 College World Series.

The game was all but over after the fourth, with the only tension coming in the bottom of the ninth when Mississ...

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