FULLERTON, Calif . — Eric Filia broke a 10th-inning tie with an RBI single — his fourth hit of the game — and Pat Valaika drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in UCLA’s 5-3 victory Friday night over Cal State Fullerton in the first game of their best-of-three super regional series.
Pac-12 pitcher of the year David Berg (7-0) struck out JD Davis and Michael Lorenzen with two runners on in the
bottom of the inning for the Bruins (43-17).
Davis (1-2) took the loss in relief for Fullerton (51-9).
Game 2 is Saturday.
The winner of the Fullerton Super Regional will face the winner of the Baton Rouge Super Regional in the first game of the College World Series.
RALEIGH SERIES POSTPONED: In Raleigh, N.C., the opener of the super regional series between North Carolina State and Rice was postponed, also because of Andrea.
The best-of-three series will begin Saturday at N.C. State’s Doak Field. A possible third game is scheduled for Monday at a time to be determined.
The opener had been scheduled for Friday afternoon, but was pushed back three hours while Andrea made its way across the state.
Ultimately, the schools and the NCAA decided to wait until Saturday.
CHAPEL HILL OPENER PUSHED BACK: In Chapel Hill, N.C., rain and bad weather from Tropical Storm Andrea forced the postponement of Friday’s opener between No. 1 overall seed North Carolina and South Carolina in their super regional series.
Games set for Saturday and Sunday afternoons in Chapel Hill will go on as scheduled. A possible third game is now scheduled for Monday.