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'82Pirate

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Cliff captured the difference: UCLA took advantage of every mistake


We missed lots of opportunities to build a lead, particularly in game 1. I realize a big part of that is facing elite pitching. But on the flipside, UCLA didn't waste many opportunities. Almost every time they were in a pressure situation, they delivered.

Cliff is also right that we're not far below UCLA's level. I'm just not sure how you bridge that gap. Some of it's luck, good timing, etc. But some of it was just great skill at every position, offensively and defensively. They are fundamentally sound, they field well, they run well, they advance runners, and when the starter gets tired, the relievers are just as good. That's a tough combination to beat at the college level.

I'm confident Cliff will get us there. And in the meantime, it certainly doesn't suck to be a top-15 program.

(In response to this post by bwpirate)

Posted: 04/15/2019 at 3:57PM



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