Trevor Bauer pitched seven strong innings and set the UCLA season strikeouts record while the Bruins cranked up their offense and capitalized on Florida's struggles to beat the Gators 11-3 in the College World Series Saturday night at Rosenblatt Stadium.
The Bruins (49-14) won for the first time at the CWS and will play TCU in a Bracket 1 winners' game on Monday night. Florida (47-16), the No. 3 national seed, meets Florida State in a Monday afternoon elimination game.
The sixth-seeded Bruins scored in eight innings and finished with 18 hits. Niko Gallego went 4-for-5 and Beau Amaral was 3-for-4.
Bauer (11-3) set the UCLA strikeout record in his last inning when he got Jonathan Pigot looking. Bauer struck out Preston Tucker to end the inning, giving him 11 for the game and 152 for the season.