No. 12 UCLA Baseball Falls to No. 17 Oklahoma, 4-0

March 9, 2013

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Los Angeles, Calif. - The 12th-ranked UCLA Baseball team dropped the second game of their weekend series, falling to No. 17 Oklahoma, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. With the loss, the Bruins fell to 10-3 on the year.

Junior right-hander Nick Vander Tuig took the loss to fall to 2-2, despite going 6.2 innings and giving up just three earned runs. Jonathan Gray earned the victory for the Sooners after throwing seven shutout innings and holding the Bruins to just eight hits. Gray also struck out eight in his seven innings of work.

Both teams failed to generate much offense through the first three innings, but in the top of the fourth, Oklahoma struck first after putting two runners on via a walk and a catcher's interference. Matt Oberste then stepped to the plate and hit a three-run opposite field home run off Vander Tuig to give the Sooners the 3-0 lead.

Oklahoma added to their lead in the top of the sixth, when Anthony Hemerlyn singled home Max White with two outs to make the game 4-0 in favor of the Sooners. The Bruins threatened in the bottom half of the inning, when Brian Carroll made his way to third on a single, a stolen base and a passed ball. After Kevin Kramer walked, Pat Valaika came to the plate with two on and two outs. However, Valaika flied out to left, ending the inning. UCLA could not muster any offense for the final three frames and Oklahoma went on to take the game, 4-0.

Sophomore Eric Filia went 2-4 on the day to lead the Bruins while the Bruin bullpen of Max Schuh, Cody Poteet and Ryan Deeter combined to throw 2.1 innings of scoreless relief without allowing a hit.

UCLA (10-3) will wrap up their weekend series tomorrow as they face crosstown rivals USC (7-7) at 3 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Notre Dame (9-3) and Oklahoma (12-3) will play each other at 10 a.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium as well.

Game Notes: This is the eighth straight start in which Nick Vander Tuig has pitched at least six innings...UCLA extended their hit batters streak to 14 consecutive games with Brett Urabe's hit by pitch in the eighth...Kevin Kramer extended his streak of reaching base safely to 13 games with his sixth-inning walk...Brian Carroll has successfully stolen a base in his last six attempts and is now 11-12 on stolen base attempts this year.


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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
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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