Pitching was key as UCLA earned its first baseball national championship (Photo / ncaa.org)
UCLA's 109th national championship was the first for its baseball team as the Bruins earned the 2013 title on Tuesday. The Bruins defeated Mississippi State, 8-0, to seal the best-of-three final series at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
In the concluding series the Bulldogs underscored the overall lack of offensive punch at the CWS, mustering just one run in total in the final two games.
The Bruins finish the season with an overall record of 49-17, while the Bulldogs finished at 51-20. The second place finish is the highest in the school's history for MSU's baseball team.