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No. 25 UCLA Baseball Shuts Out UC Irvine, 5-0
By: UCLA Athletics

The 25th-ranked UCLA Baseball team scored three runs in the first two innings and never looked back, defeating the UC Irvine Anteaters, 5-0, at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Tuesday night.

Freshman Grant Dyer picked up his second win of the year for the Bruins, tossing seven innings of shutout ball and striking out six. Evan Manarino suffered the loss for the Anteaters, lasting just 1.1 innings and giving up three runs on five hits.

The Bruins jumped on UC Irvine early, scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the first. Sophomore Christoph Bono smacked a double to left with one out before sophomore Ty Moore reached on a walk with two outs, bringing up freshman Luke Persico. Persico came through for the Bruins, lacing a double down the left field line to score Bono and Moore to make it 2-0 UCLA.

UCLA would chase Manarino from the game in the bottom of the second, hitting three straight singles with one out to load the bases. Bono then stepped in and added to UCLA’s lead with a sacrifice fly to left that scored Chatterton, bringing the Bruin lead up to three.

Dyer would make that lead hold up, as he continually shut down the UC Irvine offense while allowing just two runners to reach second in his seven innings of work. The Bruins then added gave Dyer some more run support in the bottom of the seventh, scoring two more to give UCLA a five-run advantage. Senior Pat Gallagher and Chatterton led off the frame with back-to-back singles before moving up to second and third on a wild pitch by UC Irvine pitcher Mitch Merten. Senior Brian Carroll then placed a single to right, scoring Gallagher to make it 4-0. Another sacrifice fly by Bono on the next at-bat brought home Chatterton and UCLA took its 5-0 lead to the eighth.

Sophomore Jake Ehret and junior David Berg then pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings respectively and UCLA went on to claim the 5-0 victory over the Anteaters.

Carroll and Chatterton each recorded two hits in the ballgame, with Chatterton scoring two runs and Carroll logging a RBI. Persico and Bono each had two RBI in the game as well while Bono added a run scored.

UCLA (9-7) opens up Pac-12 play this weekend as the Bruins will head up to the Bay Area to play a three game series at California (10-5) from Friday, March 14 to Sunday, March 16. Game times are 7 p.m., 6 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively and Sunday’s game will be televised live by the Pac-12 Networks.

Game Notes: UCLA extended its winning streak over the Anteaters to five straight games dating back to 2012...Brian Carroll has now reached base safely in 12 consecutive games and recorded at least one hit in his last six…Christoph Bono has now logged six hits in his last 12 at-bats…the Bruins improved their record to 38-8 when scoring first and 22-4 when scoring in the first inning in the last two seasons…this was UCLA’s third shutout win of the season (other two were North Carolina State on March 1 and Michigan on March 2)…Grant Dyer’s seven innings pitched and six strikeouts were new season-highs for the freshman…Dyer allowed just three base runners in his first five innings and with his seven shutout innings lowered his ERA to 2.62 on the year...UCLA is now 21-7 in its last 28 games against Big West opponents.

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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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