Bruins Drop Thriller to No. 13 Long Beach State, 2-1

April 5, 2005

Box Score

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Brandon Godfrey's one-out sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Cole Jacobsen with the winning run for Long Beach State as the Dirtbags narrowly slid by UCLA 2-1 Tuesday night at Blair Field. Long Beach State used two infield singles and a sacrifice bunt to set up the game winning fly out.

The Bruins (7-18) played their most fundamentally sound game of the year, committing no errors and turning away multiple Dirtbag opportunities but UCLA also stranded nine runners and did not score after the first inning. Bryan Beck (0-5) was the hard-luck loser, suffering the defeat after 2.2 very effective outings in his first relief appearance since May 29, 2004.

UCLA jumped ahead early as left fielder Will Penniall smacked the first pitch of the game off the center field wall for a stand up triple. The next batter, second baseman Sean Carpenter, roped an RBI single to left for a quick 1-0 Bruin lead.

Long Beach State's Troy Tulowitzki wasted no time evening the score with a solo home run to right in the bottom of the first.

Bruin starter Adam Simon did a tight-rope walk through the next few innings as he escaped a bases loaded jam in the third by striking out left fielder Danny Mocny to end the inning. In the fourth, with runners on first and second, Simon induced first baseman Brandon Godfrey into an inning-ending foul out to third.

UCLA reliever Dan Miltenberger worked his way out of another jam in the Dirtbag sixth. With one out and a runner on second, Miltenberger was called for a balk, advancing the runner to third. But the next batter, Cole Jacobsen, sent a hard ground ball to first baseman Brett McMillan who nailed pinch-hitter Jamie Huizar attempting to score from third. Miltenberger then struck out Steve Velazco to end the inning.

The Bruins returned the favor in the top of the seventh by wasting another scoring opportunity. Dirtbag reliever Steve Hammond got Carpenter to foul out to first and struck out Tommy Lansdon after UCLA loaded the bases with one out via singles from Chris Denove, Anthony Norman and Penniall.

However, once again UCLA's bullpen held strong in the bottom of the seventh as Beck, normally a weekend starter for the Bruins, erased a leadoff walk from Miltenberger by setting down Long Beach State's two through four hitters in order. Beck then set down the Dirtbags in order again in the eighth.

The Dirtbags used seven different pitchers in the win. Neil Jameson (3-0) picked up the win with a scoreless ninth.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 19
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 14
Tuesday, Feb 23
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 10
Friday, Feb 26
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 7 - 6
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 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Sunday, May 08 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, May 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 13 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 14 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, May 17 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
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