Baseball Battles Back But Cal Holds On, 6-4

April 30, 2005

Box Score

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - UCLA right-hander Bryan Beck struck out a career-high tying seven batters in a complete game but California scored five times in the second inning and the Bruins' did not have enough innings to complete the comeback as the Golden Bears defeated UCLA, 6-4 Saturday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Facing a 5-1 deficit after two innings, UCLA outscored Cal 3-1 in the game's final seven frames and outhit the Bears 13-8 but the rally proved to be insufficient.

UCLA remains winless in Pac-10 play, falling to 9-30 overall and 0-11 in conference action. Cal improves to 29-18 and 9-8 in the Pac-10.

Eric Dworkis (5-5) picked up the victory, allowing four runs on ten hits over 7.1 innings pitched. He fanned six batters and walked one. Travis Talbott earned his seventh save of the season for Cal with 1.2 scoreless innings to end the game.

Beck (0-8), who allowed all six runs on eight hits, walked just three in suffering his eighth defeat of the year. After the game-turning second inning, Beck allowed just five hits and retired the side in order in the third, fifth, seventh and ninth innings.

UCLA took an early 1-0 lead when Chris Jensen singled home Sean Carpenter from second in the bottom of the first inning. Jensen finished 1-for-5 but did extend his team-season-high hitting streak to ten games.

Cal took advantage of three walks, a single and two doubles to plate the five runs in the second inning. Garrett Bussiere, Kyle Spraker, Matt Einsphar and Chris Errecart each contributed an RBI in the inning. Bussierre, along with teammate Allen Craig, had three hits on the night for Cal.

The Bears took a 6-1 lead in the top of the fourth when Craig singled home Bussiere.

But UCLA charged back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth thanks to a two-RBI single from catcher Chris Denove. The junior's base hit scored designated hitter Hector Ambriz and third baseman Brett McMillan, who had singled and walked, respectively. The multi-RBI output was the first for Denove since February 6 at Fresno State when he tallied a career-high tying four.

The Bruins put up one more run in the eighth to bring the contest to within two runs. Pinch-hitter Will Penniall's single to center brought around McMillan with two outs. Shortstop Tommy Lansdon would then go down on strikes with runners on first and third to end the inning.


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Saturday, Feb 27
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 19 - 0
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 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, May 28 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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