Ninth-Inning Rally Lifts Bruins to 4-3 Win Over Pepperdine

May 13, 2003

Final Stats

Sean Carpenter scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth to give UCLA (25-28) a 4-3 win over Pepperdine (34-19) on Tuesday afternoon.

Ryan McCarthy got the ninth frame started with a lead-off walk, before Brandon Averill followed with a single. Adam Simon followed with a bunt single to load the bases with no outs. A sacrifice fly from Preston Griffin would bring McCarthy home. After a strikeout, Billy Susdorf extended the inning with another walk. Carpenter would prove to be the game-winning run as he scored on a wild pitch from Steve Kleen.

Bruin reliever Doug Silva earned his third save of the season as he kept the Waves from tying the game in the bottom of the frame.

UCLA got on the board early as three consecutive singles from Brett McMillan, Susdorf and an RBI-single from Wes Whisler brought a run across home plate.

Starter Hector Ambriz would keep the Waves at bay until the fourth inning. A lead-off home run from designated hitter Ty Harper started the rally before two more Wave runs would score.

Averill brought the Pepperdine lead down to one run with his eighth home run of the season in the top of the sixth. After six innings, UCLA trailed 3-2.

Reliever Mike Castillo retired nine straight batters in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to keep the Bruins in striking distance. His brilliant performance would give the right-hander his first win of the season in his first decision.

The Bruins will return to Pac-10 action this weekend when they head to first-place Stanford. Friday night's game is set for 6:00 pm.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Tuesday, Mar 29
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
L, 7 - 14
Friday, Apr 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 1 - 9
Saturday, Apr 02
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 2 - 8
Sunday, Apr 03
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 5
Tuesday, Apr 05
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Apr 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 1 - 0
Saturday, Apr 16
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 7 - 8
Sunday, Apr 17
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 4 - 7
Tuesday, Apr 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
W, 10 - 6
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 1
Tuesday, Apr 26
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
L, 7 - 10
Friday, Apr 29
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 9
Sunday, May 01
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 10 - 3
Tuesday, May 03
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
Friday, May 06
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, May 07
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 08
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Tuesday, May 10
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, May 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
Saturday, May 14
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Sunday, May 15
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
Tuesday, May 17
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, May 20
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 6
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