On Saturday afternoon, Trevor Bauer tossed a 133-pitch complete game for the UCLA Bruins as they picked up another win in the NCAA Tournament, with a 3-1 win over Fresno State. Bauer notched his 10th complete game of the season, and ninth in a row.
Bauer finished the game with 14 strikeouts, and now has 203 on the season, breaking the Pac-10 Conference record previously held by USC's Mark Prior. The righty scattered just six hits, while allowing just one run, and walking two. His record sits at 13-2 on the season.
Baseball America's Aaron Fitt was tracking the game, and Bauer appeared to be flat out dominant Saturday. He was reaching 96 miles per hour on his fastball, and was still reaching 95 on the radar guns in the ninth inning. He was striking out Bulldog batters on "hammer curves" that were being recorded between 77 and 79 miles per hour.
Bauer is certainly stating his case lately as to why he will be such a high draft pick, and he definitely has given the Royals a lot to think about with the fifth overall pick.