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BASEBALL RECAP: Arizona 4, UCLA 0

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Konner Wade threw a five-hit shutout, and Arizona defeated Pac-12 rival UCLA 4-0 in a College World Series winners-bracket game Sunday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

Wade, a sophomore right-hander, was impressive in exacting revenge for a regular-season loss to the Bruins. He allowed 10 hits and six runs in only three innings against UCLA on April 14.

This time, Wade held UCLA hitless until Pat Valaika's two-out single in the fifth inning. The next two Bruins also singled to load the bases, but Wade got Kevin Williams to fly out to left field to end the inning.

UCLA (48-15) managed only two baserunners the rest of the game against Wade, who struck out four and walked none in producing Arizona's first shutout at the CWS since 1980. He threw 109 pitches in his fifth complete game of the season.

Arizona (48-17) broke through with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning after UCLA starting pitcher Nick Vander Tuig had retired the first 10 Wildcats.

Johnny Field lined a single down the right field line for the game's first hit -- the first of five consecutive hits for Arizona.

Seth Mejias-Brean singled home two runs, and Bobby Brown followed with a double to right field to drive in two more, putting Arizona ahead 4-0.

The Wildcats managed just six hits -- five singles and Brown's double -- off Vander Tuig and two UCLA relievers.
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