ERIC OLSON
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June 25, 2013
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UCLA beats Miss. St. 3-1 in opener of CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. — UCLA followed its script yet again. The Bruins churned out a few early runs and let their pitching and defense take care of the rest in a 3-1 victory over Mississippi State on Monday night in the opener of the College World Series finals. They’re one win from their first national championship in baseball and their school’s record 109th in a team sport. “We dodged some bullets, no doubt about it, but you have to give credit to our defense,” UCLA coach John Savage said. “Kind of a Bruin game. Tight game, and at the end of …

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