Bruins Drop Wild One to San Diego State, 9-6

April 19, 2005

Box Score

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Three UCLA errors helped San Diego State score five runs in the fifth inning as the Aztecs defeated the Bruins, 9-6 Tuesday night in non-conference action at Tony Gwynn Stadium. UCLA led three different times during the game and first baseman Brett McMillan and third baseman Eric Taylor each contributed two RBI but it was not enough as the Bruins lost their second consecutive game.

UCLA's Paul Oseguera made his first collegiate start and just his fourth ever appearance. The oft-injured left-hander impressed with six strikeouts in four innings pitched. He allowed four runs on five hits but at one point retired nine in a row and threw 44 of 67 pitches for strikes.

Second baseman Sean Carpenter contributed three hits in the loss and right fielder Right fielder Chris Jensen continued his hot hitting with a 3-for-5 day at the plate with three runs scored, raising his season average to a cool .500.

UCLA took an early lead when McMillan drove home Jensen with a two-out, RBI single to right in the top of the first. Jensen had doubled off the left-center wall earlier in the inning.

However, the first four Aztec batters in the bottom of the first reached against Oseguera. James Gurrero's and Lance Zawadzki's singles both drove home runs as San Diego State took a 2-1 lead.

The Bruins reclaimed the lead in their half of the second via Taylor's two-RBI triple off the center field wall. The three-bagger was his third of the season.

Oseguera settled down after the first but fell in trouble in the fourth. With one out, Oseguera walked Jake McLintock but then struck out Tim O'Brien for the inning's second out. But the next batter, Curt Mendoza, then smacked a 1-2 pitch over the left-center field wall, giving SDSU a 4-3 lead.

UCLA fought back again in the top of the fifth with two more runs of its own to regain the advantage, 5-4. Tommy Lansdon began the Bruin rally with a stand-up triple to right center field. Jensen then singled in Lansdon before he was knocked home by an RBI double from McMillan.

The Aztecs came right back and exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fifth, courtesy of three UCLA errors. Four of the five runs were unearned while the Aztecs sent ten men to the plate. Jordan Swaydan's two-out RBI double down the left field line brought home the final two runs of the inning.

Jarrad Page added an RBI single in the seventh to bring UCLA to within three. His single brought home second baseman Sean Capenter, who had reached earlier on second baseman Desme's error.

Freshman left-hander Brendan Lafferty entered in the sixth and held the Aztecs scoreless for 2.1 innings, striking out a career high three batters.

UCLA's first inning run marked the first time the Bruins had scored in the opening frame since April 5 against Long Beach State, spanning seven games.

Bruin center fielder Josh Roenicke was replaced by Page in the second inning after cutting his chin while diving into third base on a force out in the top of the second.


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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