UC Santa Barbara Slips Past UCLA, 4-3

May 9, 2006

Box Score

Santa Barbara, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara took advantage of a season-high four UCLA errors to score four unearned runs and steal a 4-3 win over the Bruins on Tuesday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. The loss drops UCLA to 25-20 overall on the season while UCSB improves to 21-23 overall.

Senior Josh Roenicke went 2-for-3 at the plate with a RBI, and freshman Jermaine Curtis went 1-for-3 with a RBI.

UCLA jumped on the board in the top of the second inning to take a 1-0 lead. Freshman Tim Murphy doubled to left center field with two outs, and Roenicke followed with a RBI single to center field on a 0-2 count to score Murphy.

The Bruins went up 2-0 in the third inning on a sacrifice fly to right field by Curtis to score freshman Ryan Babineau from third after Babineau singled to center to lead off the inning and advanced over on a wild pitch and a ground out to second.

UCLA had the bases loaded with one out in the top of the fourth inning but could not capitalize. Murphy reached on a fielder's choice, Roenicke singled to center field, and Babineau walked to load them up. Freshman Brandon Crawford then grounded back to the pitcher for a 1-2-3 double play to end the inning.

Freshman starter Jason Novak no-hit the Gauchos through three innings and retired seven-consecutive batters before giving up a base hit to Chris Valaika to start the fourth inning.

UCSB then scored one in the fourth as Valaika came across home on a fielding error by Curtis at second base to cut the UCLA lead to 2-1.

Junior Tyson Brummett came in to pitch the seventh inning in relief as the Gauchos took advantage of three Bruin errors in the inning for three runs to take a 4-2 lead. Austin Hogans scored on a fielding error by Crawford at shortstop to tie the game at 2-2. With one out and the bases loaded for UCSB, Valaika hit a ground ball to Crawford at shortstop which was flipped to Curtis at second for the force out, but Curtis threw the ball away at first base to allow two runners to score and give UCSB a 4-2 advantage.

The Gaucho bullpen shut down the UCLA offense, retiring 13-consecutive Bruins between the fifth and ninth innings before giving up a base hit to senior Brett McMillan in the ninth.

The Bruins would scrap for a run in the ninth to cut the UCSB lead to 4-3, but would not get any closer. After McMillan's base hit, freshman Cody Decker drew a pinch hit walk with two outs to give UCLA runners at first and second. Junior Will Penniall then followed with a pinch hit single through the right side to score pinch runner Mike Metzger from second base for the Bruins' third run. With two runners on and two outs, Crawford struck out swinging to end the game.

UCLA will next host USC for a crucial three game Pac-10 series at Jackie Robinson Stadium beginning Friday, May 12.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 6
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