Baseball Set to Battle Oklahoma, Nevada and Cal State Fullerton at Kia Baseball Bash

March 1, 2005

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UCLA's Tournament Schedule
March 4 vs. Oklahoma, 2:30 p.m., Goodwin Field
RHP Hector Ambriz (2-0, 1.59) vs. LHP Garrett Patterson (2-1, 2.16)

March 5 vs. Nevada, 2:30 p.m., Goodwin Field
RHP Bryan Beck (0-1, 4.80) vs. RHP Ryan Rodriguez (2-1, 5.17)

March 6 vs. Cal State Fullerton, 4:30 p.m., Goodwin Field
RHP Brant Rustich (1-0, 3.20) vs. LHP Scott Sarver (2-1, 5.56)

For the second time in three years, UCLA will take part in the Cal State Fullerton-hosted Kia Baseball Bash, beginning this Friday at Goodwin Field. The Bruins will be accompanied by Oklahoma, Nevada and the host-Titans as the four teams competing in the round-robin style tournament. UCLA last participated in the Bash in 2003 when the Bruins defeated then-No. 6 Texas and No. 21 Tulane before falling to Fullerton in the tournament's title game.

After losing two of three to Pacific last weekend at home, UCLA has now dropped three of its last four games. The road ahead is not any easier as the Bruins will face Oklahoma's seven-game winning streak on Friday, Nevada on Saturday and defending national champions, No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on Sunday.

What's Bruin
This weekend at the Kia Baseball Bash marks the first three games of the Bruins' upcoming six-game road trip... UCLA will not return home again until hosting Cal State Fullerton on March 29... UCLA is 2-1 all-time at the Kia Baseball Bash... In 2003, the Bruins defeated No. 6 Texas13-2, No. 21 Tulane 12-2 before losing to Cal State Fullerton in the title game 7-1... Since 1975, UCLA is 4-2 against Oklahoma, 6-6 against Nevada and 22-41-2 against Cal State Fullerton... The Bruins last faced the Sooners at the 2004 NCAA Regional in Oklahoma City where UCLA defeated Oklahoma twice by scores of 9-1 and 17-7... UCLA last played Nevada in 1997 when UCLA took two of three from the Wolfpack at Jackie Robinson Stadium by scores of 11-3, 5-6 and 11-0... In 2004, UCLA swept both games from Cal State Fullerton -winning the first contest 5-4 at Goodwin Field and then defeating the Titans 8-2 at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

B-Mac Attack:
Junior first baseman Brett McMillan has rebounded from his slow start. The 2002 Freshman All-American has now homered in three of his last five games. In that span, he is hitting .474 with 11 RBI and a 1.000 slugging percentage. McMillan currently boasts a nine-game hitting streak.

Hammerin' (and Dealin') Hector:
In his last two Friday starts, sophomore Hector Ambriz has tossed 17.1 innings, allowing two earned runs while striking out 18. Those figures include his last start, a complete game shutout, four-hitter against Pacific in which he struck out a career high ten batters. Just as impressive, Ambriz serves as the Bruins' designated hitter when not pitching and currently leads the team and ranks sixth in the Pac-10 with a .435 average. He has posted two four-hit performances so far in 2005.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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