No. 8 UCLA Baseball Earns 10-2 Victory over Arizona

May 10, 2013

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Los Angeles, Calif. - Behind a career-high six RBI from senior Cody Regis and 6.2 strong innings on the mound from junior Adam Plutko, the eighth-ranked UCLA Baseball team took game one of its series with Arizona by a final of 10-2 over the Wildcats.

Plutko earned his seventh win of the season by allowing just two runs on seven hits in his 6.2 innings of work. He also struck out seven while walking just one. James Farris took the loss for Arizona, giving up four runs on three hits and two walks in just four innings.

The Wildcats would be the ones that jumped ahead first, getting a run in the top of the second on a single by Jordan Berger that plated Zach Gibbons. Arizona then added another run in the top of the third when Kevin Newman singled in Johnny Field to make it 2-0 Wildcats.

Plutko settled down after that, keeping Arizona off the board and the Bruins in the ballgame. UCLA then rewarded Plutko with a seven-run fifth inning that broke the game open. After Regis walked to lead off the frame, junior Pat Gallagher singled through the left side to move Regis to second. Junior Brenton Allen then stepped to the plate and singled home Regis, cutting Arizona's lead to one. Junior Brian Carroll got hit by a pitch on the next at-bat, loading the bases and chasing Farris from the game. Augey Bill came in to pitch for the Wildcats, and on his first batter got Kevin Kramer to ground to second. Arizona second baseman Trent Gilbert attempted to get Carroll at second, but he double clutched the throw and Carroll slid in safely, allowing Gallagher to score and tying the game at 2-2.

A bases loaded walk to sophomore Eric Filia gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead and a wild pitch by Tyger Talley later in the inning allowed Carroll to come home to make it 4-2. Two batters later with the bases loaded again, Regis stepped up and laced a bases-clearing double to right-center, giving Plutko a five-run cushion. Plutko made the lead stand up, as did the bullpen trio of James Kaprielian, Zack Weiss and Cody Poteet, who combined to throw 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.

Regis struck again in the bottom of the seventh, again clearing the bases with a double to left-center to bring UCLA's lead up to 10-2. That would be all the runs the Bruins would need and they went on to claim the 10-2 victory.

Regis led the Bruins at the plate, going 2-3 with two doubles and the aforementioned six RBI. Filia and junior Kevin Williams each scored two runs apiece while Kramer went 1-4 with a double and a run.

UCLA (32-14, 15-7 Pac-12) and Arizona (29-18, 10-12 Pac-12) will continue their series tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Game Notes: Cody Regis' six RBI were the most by a UCLA player in a single game since Beau Amaral had six against the Wildcats back on April 17, 2011...with his 2-3 night, Regis also increased his batting average in conference play to a team-high .317...Adam Plutko earned career victory number 26 tonight, moving him into a tie for third with Bill Brasher (1964-66) on UCLA's all-time career wins list...in his last six starts, Plutko is 5-0 with 34 strikeouts and a 1.81 ERA...eight of the 10 UCLA hitters that participated in tonight's game scored at least one run and recorded at least one hit...in his last 12 games, Eric Filia is hitting .372 with 11 runs, four doubles and six RBI...with his 1-2 night, Brenton Allen is now batting .344 in his last 11 games.


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vs. Mississippi State
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Oklahoma
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Salt Lake City, UT
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at UC Irvine
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L, 4 - 12
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at Oregon State
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