Bruins Begin Seven Game Road Trip At Pepperdine

May 12, 2003

This Week:
May 13, at Pepperdine, 3:00 p.m., Eddy D. Field Stadium
RHP Hector Ambriz (0-5) vs. RHP James Johnson (3-1)
May 16, at Stanford, 6:00 p.m., Sunken Diamond*
RHP Casey Janssen (5-5) vs. RHP John Hudgins (7-3)
May 17, at Stanford, 1:00 p.m., Sunken Diamond*
LHP Wes Whisler (3-6) vs. LHP Mark Romanczuk (9-0)
May 18, at Stanford, 1:00 p.m., Sunken Diamond*
TBA vs. TBA

Bruin Baseball On The Air:
UCLA's Pacific-10 conference games, will be live internet broadcast at www.uclabruins.com. Tony Luftman will bring you the action along with guest color commentators, including Craig Duncan and former Bruin pitcher Tim Leary.

Janssen Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week:
Junior right-hander Casey Janssen was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 5-11th. The honor is the first of Janssen's career and the second for a Bruin this season (Mike Kunes - March 4th).

The Fountain Valley native struck out a season high 11 batters in seven innings of action in UCLA's 5-4 win over Washington on Friday night. He allowed only one walk and five hits in his appearance to earn his fifth win of 2003.

Janssen currently leads the Bruins with 67 strikeouts on the season, which ranks fourth in the conference. Friday night marked his second double-digit strikeout performance of the season after fanning ten batters in his season debut at Cal State Northridge on February 2nd.

Bruins Fall in Last Home Series, Drop Two to Washington:
Brilliant pitching performances from Casey Janssen and Wes Whisler was not enough to give UCLA a series win as the Bruin lost two of three to the Huskies.

Janssen recorded 11 strikeouts while holding the Huskies to five hits through seven innings to earn the win. Billy Susdorf led the offense going three-for-four on the night.

Whisler hurled a complete game, allowing only five hits, but two home runs from Brent Lillibridge would be the Bruins downfall. A late rally from UCLA fell short, scoring both runs in the seventh inning.

Five homers from Washington would seal their series win. John Otness homered in back-to-back at bats, including a three-run shot in the sixth frame.

Tentative Lineup
1B Wes Whisler (6-5, 227, L/L, So.) Only Bruin to start every game.
2B Preston Griffin (5-11, 184, R/R, Jr.) Errorless in Pac-10 action.
SS Ryan McCarthy (6-3, 180, R/R, So.) Four hits vs.OSU (5/3)
3B Brandon Averill (6-4, 200, R/R, Jr.) Hit .455 last weekend (team-high).
LF Chris Jensen (6-1, 185, L/R, So.) Only Bruin to homer vs. Washington.
CF Matt Thayer (5-10, 173, R/L, So.) Team-high nine stolen bases.
RF Billy Susdorf (6-1, 200, R/R, So.) Leads team with 61 hits.
C Warren Trott (6-1, 188, B/R, Sr.) Team-high .375 batting average.
DH Brett McMillan (6-5, 210, L/R, Fr.) Leads team with 14 doubles.
P Hector Ambriz (6-1, 220, L/R, Fr.) First start since March 11th.

About Pepperdine...
The Waves enter the week 34-18, 22-5 in West Coast Conference action. Last weekend, Pepperdine swept conference foe St. Mary's in a three-game series in Moraga.

Head Coach Frank Sanchez is in his seventh year as the head coach of the Waves, with a 221-136 mark heading into the season. He holds a 4-6 record against the Bruins. Last season, Pepperdine defeated UCLA, 4-3 at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

Top Players
Kevin Estrada (Sr., INF) .349, 4 HR, 28 RBI - El Segundo, CA (Univ. of Florida)
Chris Kelly (Jr., INF) .343, 15 HR, 51 RBI - Las Vegas, NV (Durango HS)
David Uribes (Fr., INF) .339, 2 HR, 23 RBI - West Covina, CA (South Hills HS)
Cory Brightwell (Jr., OF) .282, 3 HR, 33 RBI - San Antonio, TX (Alamo Heights HS)
Ty Harper (Sr., INF) .326, 0 HR, 18 RBI - Newport Beach, CA (Univ. of Alabama)
Brandon Daguio (Fr., C) .329, 2 HR, 23 RBI - Fountain Valley, CA (Fountain Valley HS)

Starting Pitcher
James Johnson (Fr., RHP) 5.59 ERA, 3-1 - Reno, NV (McQueen HS)


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Feb 28
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
L, 2 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 01
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
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
Thursday, Mar 24
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
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 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 11:00 AM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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