Goodbye Gauchos. UC Santa Barbara’s first trip to the College World Series ended Wednesday night.
The Gauchos were blanked 3-0 by Arizona in an elimination game. Wildcats starter JC Cloney gave up only five singles in seven-plus innings of work.
Arizona will play Oklahoma State Friday in the Bracket 1 final. The Wildcats need to win that game and another Saturday against the Cowboys to reach next week’s best-of-three finals.
There is one CWS game on tap Thursday night: Coastal Carolina meets Texas Tech at 7pm in an elimination contest.