The UCLA Baseball team is the NCAA “College World Series”, (CWS), national champions. To the Bruin Nation, the sound of national champion is sometimes taken for granted. It has been a long time coming as the UCLA Bruins sweep a very tough Mississippi State team, two games to none in the three game CWS. UCLA’s 108 national championship count just increased to 109 as their baseball team adds their first championship to the heritage.
UCLA started the regular season with a chip on their shoulder. Under Head Coach John Savage, the Bruins had made it to the CWS two of the last three years, but were only able to smell a championship, but not taste one. One the Bruins top hitters Eric Filia told the coaches when he first arrived at UCLA that he was coming to win a national championship. The scent of a championship was not enough for Filia and his Bruin teammates. The 2013 Bruins were on a mission to do what no other UCLA Baseball teams have been able to do.