Baseball Takes Second Game From #17 Arizona, 7-5

March 29, 2003

Final Stats

Wes Whisler shut down the potent Arizona offense to lead UCLA (16-15) to a 7-5 win over #17 Arizona (21-10) at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Bruins struck early, scoring three runs in the top of the first off Arizona starter Richie Gardner. Brett McMillan drove in the first run of the game when he brought in Preston Griffin, who had singled, with his triple down the right field line. Billy Susdorf drove in McMillan with a double. Susdorf would later cross home plate on a ground out from Chris Denove.

Another Susdorf double got the Bruin rally started in the fourth, as UCLA added another run to its lead. Susdorf came around to score on a sacrifice fly from Denove.

The Bruin bats exploded again in the fifth as back-to-back homers from Susdorf and Whisler put UCLA ahead 6-0. Denove would add another run when he scored on a double from Brandon Averill.

Whisler had held Arizona to one hit and only two base runners heading into the sixth inning. However, the Wildcats would get on the board in the top of the sixth when a sacrifice bunt drove in John Hardy. The run would be unearned however as an error earlier in the inning allowed Hardy to advance.

The Bruins still led 7-1 going into the top of the ninth, but Arizona was not finished. Three singles and a wild pitch allowed two runs to score before Richard Mercado hit a two-run homer to bring the Wildcats within two with two outs. Reliever Kevin Jerkens retired the last Arizona batter to pick up the save for UCLA.

Whisler earned his third win of the season, striking out three batters in seven innings of action.

Susdorf led the Bruin arsenal, going three-for-five with two RBI and three runs scored. Whisler and Averill both finished the day going two-for-four.

The Bruins will return to action tomorrow, when right-hander Casey Janssen gets the start against the Wildcats. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.


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Tuesday, Mar 01
at UC Santa Barbara
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
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