UCLA and North Carolina will face off tonight in Omaha in a must win game for North Carolina in the 2013 College World Series.
UCLA will send LH Grant Watson (8-3, 3.22 ERA, 52 strikeouts) to the mound where he will match up with RH Benton Moss (8-1, 3.78 ERA, 91 strikeouts) or LH Kent Emanuel (11-4, 3.22 ERA, 91 strikeouts) for the Tar Heels.
UCLA is led by 3B Kevin Kramer (.280, 11 2Bs, 3 HRs, 41 RBIs, .387 on-base percentage); 1B Pat Gallagher (.278, 1 HR, 20 RBIs); RF Eric Filia (.275, 1 HR, 26 RBIs, .382 on-base percentage) and has posted wins against LSU and North Carolina State. Over 64 innings in the NCAA tournament Bruins pitchers have allowed 66 runners, given up 49 hits and 13 walks.
North Carolina lost to North Carolina State 8-1 in the opening game of the College World Series but has rebounded with wins over LSU and North Carolina State. North Carolina is a resilient team winning four straight elimination games overall in the tournament.