TOP STORIES
Muscle Milk Rotator Sponsor
UCLA Athletics
Grant Dyer (Photo by Don Liebig)
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.

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
LIVE NOW
vs. Alumni Game
Los Angeles, CA
-
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Feb 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 6:00 PM PST
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 6:00 PM PST
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 1:00 PM PST
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
Tuesday, Mar 01 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. NC Dinos
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Mississippi State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Mar 08 - 2:00 PM PST
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 18 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 20 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 24 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Mar 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Saturday, Mar 26 - 1:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Tuesday, Mar 29 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Apr 03 - 1:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Tuesday, Apr 05 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 07 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 08 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Apr 12 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 1:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Tuesday, Apr 19 - 3:00 PM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Thursday, Apr 21 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Apr 26 - 7:30 PM PST
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - 11:00 AM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Apr 30 - 11:00 AM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, May 01 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, May 03 - 6:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS