No. 2 UCLA Baseball Defeats Minnesota, 14-1

Feb. 17, 2013

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Los Angeles, Calif. - The No. 2 ranked UCLA Baseball team equaled their run total from yesterday as they defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 14-1, on Sunday, giving them the series win. Sophomore Grant Watson earned the victory after throwing six scoreless innings and striking out a career-high eight batters.

Left-hander Jordan Jess took the loss for the Golden Gophers after giving up six earned runs in 2.2 innings.

Once again UCLA's offense led the way, getting three-hit efforts from junior Brian Carroll and freshman Trent Chatterton. Both sophomore Kevin Kramer and junior Pat Gallagher chimed in with three RBI apiece while sophomore Eric Filia had a game-high three runs.

Just as in yesterday's game, UCLA got on the board early, putting up six runs in the bottom of the first. After loading the bases with the first three batters, junior Pat Valaika singled to center to bring home the first run of the game. Sophomore Shane Zeile then grounded out to first to bring home another run before Gallagher drove in two runs with a double down the right field line. The Bruins weren't done though, and after Darrell Miller Jr. doubled to send Gallagher to third, freshman Ty Moore reached on an error, scoring Gallagher and giving UCLA a 5-0 lead. After Chatterton singled to load the bases, Carroll knocked in Miller with a single to increase the lead to 6-0.

That would be all the run support that Watson needed, as he allowed just two hits in his six innings of work. At one point, Watson retired 16 straight Minnesota batters from the first to the sixth inning.

After picking up runs in the sixth and seventh innings, UCLA's offense exploded again in the eighth, scoring five runs in the inning, all coming with two outs. After Brenton Allen singled and Moore reached on an error, Chatterton laced a double down the left field line to score both runners and put UCLA ahead 11-1. Two batters later, freshman outfielder Christoph Bono and Kramer hit back-to-back doubles to put three more runs on the board for the Bruins to make the score 14-1.

Freshman James Kaprielian made his collegiate debut in the ninth, throwing just nine pitches and setting down the Golden Gophers in order to secure the victory.

UCLA will be on the road all of next week, traveling to Santa Barbara on Tuesday to face the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at 6 p.m. The Bruins will then make their first ever visit to Waco, Texas to take on the Baylor Bears in a three-game set starting on Friday, Feb. 24 at 4:35 p.m. PT.

Game Notes: With the win, Grant Watson improved to 9-1 as a starter...UCLA's six runs in the first inning are the most they have scored in one inning since the 2012 squad put up seven runs vs. Cal State Northridge on April 17...today marked the first time since March 23 and 24 of 2012 that the Bruins have scored double digit runs in back-to-back games...the Bruins' total of 30 runs this weekend was the most they have scored in a three-game series since the 2012 team scored 30 at Utah from March 30 to April 1.


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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