UCLA dominates Southeastern Louisiana in Auburn Regional elimination game

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UCLA second baseman Ethan Gourson (3) during an NCAA baseball game.
UCLA second baseman Ethan Gourson, shown during a game in March, homered in the Bruins' 16-2 win over Southeastern Louisiana in the Auburn Regional on Saturday. (Kyusung Gong / Associated Press)

Ethan Gourson and Carson Yates hit home runs, catcher Darius Perry went four for four, and UCLA steamrolled Southeastern Louisiana 16-2 in an elimination game of the Auburn Regional on Saturday.

UCLA (39-23) will play another elimination game Sunday morning against the loser of Saturday’s nightcap between No. 14 overall seed Auburn and Florida State.

Gourson had an RBI double to spark a three-run first inning, and Perry’s two-run single came in the middle of a four-run fourth that gave the Bruins a 7-1 lead. Yates hit a two-run homer in a three-run sixth, and Gourson hit a solo shot in the ninth to cap the scoring. UCLA scored multiple runs in five innings.

Ethan Flanagan went four innings in a start for the Bruins, giving up an unearned run, two hits and three walks. Jake Saum (4-0) relieved Flanagan and picked up the victory with a scoreless inning of work.

Tyler Finke had a double as the Lions (30-31) managed just three hits.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.