No. 13 UCLA Baseball Falls to No. 10 Oregon, 5-3, in Series Finale

April 21, 2013

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Eugene, Ore. - The 13th-ranked UCLA Baseball team dropped its series finale with Oregon, falling to the Ducks, 5-3, on Sunday afternoon at PK Park.

Sophomore Grant Watson took the loss for the Bruins, allowing four runs on five hits in 4.1 innings pitched. Jake Reed earned the win for the Ducks, giving up three runs on six hits in six innings of work. Jimmie Sherfy picked up the save for Oregon after pitching a scoreless ninth.

After two scoreless innings, junior Brenton Allen put the Bruins on top in the top of the third, scoring sophomore Shane Zeile from second with a double to left-center, making it 1-0 UCLA. The Ducks would tie it up in the bottom of the inning though, as Aaron Payne singled home J.J. Altobelli from second to even the game at 1-1. The threat wasn't over as Ryon Healy came to the plate with runners on first and second and two outs. Healy hit a hard grounder to short, but junior Pat Valaika made a great stop and recovered to throw out Healy to end the inning.

In the top of the fifth, UCLA went back ahead thanks to a two-run inning. After junior Kevin Williams singled with one out, Allen singled him over to third, advancing to second himself on an error by Scott Heineman. Junior Brian Carroll came to bat with runners on second and third and grounded out to shortstop, allowing Williams to score and giving the Bruins a 2-1 advantage. Sophomore Eric Filia singled in Allen on the next at-bat to make it 3-1 in UCLA's favor.

Oregon would not stay down for long though, scoring four runs in the bottom half of the inning. After Watson loaded the bases with one out, the Ducks brought home a run off of junior Ryan Deeter after Healy grounded into a fielder's choice that scored Altobelli. Two batters later, Heineman came to the plate with the bases loaded and hit a triple to right-center, clearing the bases and giving Oregon a 5-3 lead.

From there, the Bruins were unable to muster any offense and they went on to fall to the Ducks, 5-3.

Allen led the Bruins at the plate, going 2-3 with a RBI and a run scored. Zeile and Williams each recorded a hit and a run scored while Carroll and Filia added a RBI apiece.

UCLA (25-11) returns home for a Tuesday night matchup against Long Beach State (17-20) at 6 p.m. out at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Game Notes: UCLA's consecutive scoreless innings streak ended at 29.1 after Oregon scored a run in the bottom of the third...Oregon's run in the third inning was also the first that UCLA has given up to the Ducks at PK Park in the last 32.2 innings...each team scored a total of five runs in the three-game series...today was UCLA's first loss at PK Park since May 1, 2009...Pat Valaika extended his consecutive games without an error streak to 26 straight games...today was just the third loss that UCLA has suffered when scoring three or more runs in a ballgame.


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Friday, Feb 19
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 14
Tuesday, Feb 23
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 10
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 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Sunday, May 08 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, May 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 13 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 14 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, May 17 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
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