Bruins Blast Waves, 8-6

Feb. 24, 2004

Box Score

The Bruins (5-3) hit three solo home runs in the first inning and finished with 13 hits on the day, as they defeated Pepperdine (2-5), 8-6 at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

After Pepperdine's Steve Kleen hit a solo homer in the top of the first inning, UCLA answered back with three of its own in the bottom half of the frame. Chad Concolino and Hector Ambriz both hit the first of their careers, while Billy Susdorf hit his first of 2004. After one inning, UCLA led 3-1.

Pepperdine would add another run in the second, but the Bruins would get it back in the third. Sean Carpenter led off the inning with a triple and would score on a fielder's choice from Brandon Averill.

The Waves posted three runs in the top of the fifth, to take the lead again. A two-run homer from Brent Haapanen highlighted the inning.

UCLA tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Averill crossed the plate on Chris Denove single. At the end of five, the score was tied at 5-5.

Pepperdine once again took the lead in the sixth with a Brent Lewis sacrifice fly. However a costly error in the bottom of the frame would bring three unearned runs in for UCLA. Susdorf hit into a fielder's choice with Carpenter at first, but a bad throw from the shortstop to the second baseman helped Carpenter move to third and left Susdorf safe at second. Ambriz would bring the runners home with a single through the left side to give UCLA the 8-6 win.

Reliever Brant Rustich (1-0) picked up his first collegiate win after a strong performance. The six foot, six inch right-hander threw 3.2 innings and struck out five batters, which were both career high marks.

Brett McMillan finished 3-for-3 on the day, while Ambriz drove in a team-high three runs. Susdorf, Carpenter, Ambriz and Ryan McCarthy each had two hits.

UCLA will travel to the Hawaiian Islands for a four-game set with Hawaii-Hilo. The first game is set for Thursday at 6:00 p.m. local time. For updates on the series, call the UCLA Fanphone at (310) 825-8575.


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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