Baseball Hangs On For 4-3 Upset Victory Over No. 21 Stanford

May 14, 2005

Box Score

STANFORD, Calif. - For the second time in less than 24 hours, UCLA took a two-run lead late into the game but this time the Bruins emerged victorious as UCLA capitalized on gutsy pitching and clutch hitting to defeat No. 21 Stanford, 4-3 Saturday afternoon in game two of this weekend's Pac-10 series at Sunken Diamond. Right-hander Bryan Beck (1-9) tossed a spectacular 8.1 innings to earn his first win of the season and junior right fielder Chris Jensen smacked a game-winning two-RBI single in the seventh which also extended his hitting streak to 18 games.

With the victory, UCLA improves to 13-34 and 2-15 in Pac-10 play. The win marks the first win over a ranked opponent and first road Pac-10 victory for the Bruins in 2005. Stanford falls to 28-19 and 9-8 in conference action.

UCLA took the first lead of the game when shortstop Tommy Lansdon singled home catcher Chris Denove with a sharp single to left field in the top of the second. Lansdon finished with a career high tying three hits (3-for-4).

Stanford first baseman John Mayberry Jr. knotted the game up in the bottom of the fourth with solo home run to left, his sixth of the year. Two innings later, the Cardinal gained a 2-1 lead as second baseman Jed Lowrie drove home center fielder Jim Rapoport with an RBI single to left.

Down by one run heading into top of the seventh, UCLA took advantage of a costly Stanford error, three singles and a hit by pitch to post the eventual winning runs. With one out, designated hitter Mike Metzger reached first on third baseman Adam Sorgi's throwing error. The next batter, Lansdon, singled to left before third baseman Eric Taylor was beaned to load the bases. Left fielder Will Penniall then stepped up and drilled a 1-0 pitch into left field to bring home Metzger with the tying run. Later with two outs against Stanford reliever Nolan Gallagher, Jensen stroked his lone hit of the afternoon into left field to score Lansdon and Taylor for the 4-2 lead. All three runs in the inning were unearned.

Stanford made the game a one run contest in the bottom of the eighth when catcher John Hester's bases loaded infield single scored Sorgi from third. But with the bases still loaded and two outs, Beck induced right fielder Michael Taylor into an inning ending groundout.

The Cardinal threatened again in the ninth by putting the potential winning run on second base but reliever Brian Schroeder shut the door with the final two outs to earn his first save of the year (third career).

Beck allowed three runs (two earned) off eight hits while striking out four en route to his first win since March 16, 2004.

Penniall and Denove each added two hits apiece for UCLA.

Left-hander Mark Romanczuk (5-5) suffered the defeat for Stanford, allowing just one earned run over 6.1 innings of work.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 26
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 7 - 6
Saturday, Feb 27
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 19 - 0
Sunday, Feb 28
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
L, 2 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 01
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
L, 6 - 11
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Mississippi State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 3 (14)
Tuesday, Mar 08
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
L, 12 - 20
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 7
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Mar 18
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5 (12)
Sunday, Mar 20
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 11 - 2
Thursday, Mar 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Mar 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Mar 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 5 - 6
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 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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