UCLA returns to the WCWS for the first time since 2010 following a Super Regional sweep of Missouri.
Bruins edge South Carolina and UNLV for final spot.
UCLA is one shot behind Alabama for 15th place and a spot in the fourth round.
The Bruins will be hosting an NCAA Regional for the fifth time in the last six seasons.
Kevin Kramer hit his 5th homerun, but UCLA dropped its first series of the season.