Found June 25, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Mississippi State coach John Cohen couldn't help but think about the what-ifs. What if UCLA's Kevin Kramer hadn't swung at a third strike in the dirt and eventually come around to score? What if Trey Porter's bases-loaded drive to right field had fallen for a hit? As it was, the Bulldogs lost 3-1 to UCLA on Monday night in Game 1 of the College World Series finals. They must win Tuesday night to keep alive their hopes for their school's first national championship in a team sport. ''You know, it's frustrating,'' Cohen said. ''You feel like you put yourselves in a great chance to win a game over and over again. They hit balls to spots in the grass. We hit balls that found gloves.'' Adam Plutko limited Mississippi State (51-19) to a run on four hits in six innings, and the Bulldogs left runners in scoring position four of the last six innings. UCLA (48-17) had six hits, but not another after Eric Filia's two-run single ...
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