Griffin's Walk-Off Home Run Leads Bruins to 6-5 Victory over Top-Ranked Stanford

April 4, 2004

Final Stats

Preston Griffin belted a walk-off home run on the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning as UCLA (15-13, 1-2) handed top-ranked Stanford (23-4, 2-1) a 6-5 loss in front of 741 fans at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Griffin's walk-off shot was the first of the season for the senior infielder.

For the second day in a row, the Bruins rallied to even the score late in the game. Senior Brandon Averill hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth frame to tie the game at 5-5. He drove in Mike Svetlic, who had singled to lead-off the inning.

The Bruins had got on the board for the first time in the fifth inning as Matt Thayer's lead-off walk would haunt the Cardinal. He would move to second on a ground out and go to third on a wild pitch. Chris Denove drove Thayer in with a single to right field.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Bruins scored two more runs as a one-out double from Svetlic started the rally. Ryan McCarthy would single to drive in Svetlic and would move to second on the throw to home plate. McCarthy would score after Brett McMillan singled and Stanford pitcher Jeff Gilmore mishandled the throw at first base.

Svetlic and McCarthy each led the team with two hits, while Averill topped the Bruins with two RBI.

The Bruins will hit the road on Tuesday as they travel to Pepperdine for a 2:00 p.m. match-up. UCLA will return to Pac-10 play on Thursday night as it travels to Arizona for a three-game series.


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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