Bruins Fall 12-9 to California in Rubber Match

April 6, 2003

Final Stats

After posting nine runs in the second inning, UCLA (17-18, 3-3) was unable to score another as it fell 12-9 to California (20-14, 6-3) in the rubber match of the weekend series.

The Bears put up two runs in the first, but UCLA rallied to score nine in the second. A one-out rally started with a single from Brandon Averill and a double from Jeff Abney to put runners at second and third. Following a strikeout and Averill crossing home plate on a balk, Preston Griffin walked. Brett McMillan drove the runners in with a home run to give UCLA a 4-2 lead. Wes Whisler continued to rally with a single before Billy Susdorf and Matt Thayer walked to load the bases. Ryan McCarthy cleared the bases with a grand slam, his fifth homer on the year. Averill followed with a solo shot to mark the second straight weekend the Bruins hit back-to-back home runs. After two innings the Bruins led 9-2.

California would chip away at the Bruin lead, posting a run in the top of the third. Four Bears would score in the fifth as back-to-back home runs from James Holder and Ben Conley brought the Bruin lead down to two runs.

The sixth inning would see four more Cal runs as four consecutive walks added to rally. An insurance run in the eighth gave the Bears the final 12-9 advantage.

McCarthy led the team with four RBI while McMillan added three. Averill and Whisler both recorded two-hits, while Averill's two runs scored were tops on the team.

UCLA will return to Jackie Robinson Stadium on Tuesday, when it hosts #9 Long Beach State at 6:00 p.m. Freshman right-hander Daniel Miltenberger will take the mound for the Bruins in his first collegiate start.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
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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