May 15, 2005
STANFORD, Calif. - UCLA senior first baseman Matt Sharp belted the first home run of his career but it was not nearly enough as No. 21 Stanford rolled to a 11-1 victory over UCLA Sunday afternoon at Sunken Diamond in the finale of this weekend's Pac-10 series. The victory gives Stanford the series victory after the schools split the first two games.
Stanford hurlers Matt Leva (4-2) and Blake Holler combined to limit UCLA (13-35, 2-16 Pac-10) to just three hits in the contest, allowing just Sharp's round-tripper in the fifth inning. Leva earned the win, tossing 6.1 innings while Holler shutdown the Bruins over the final 2.2 frames.
The Cardinal scored twice in the first and third, three times in the fifth and four more times in the eighth. Pinch-hitter Ryan Seawell's first career home run highlighted Stanford's four-run eighth.
Jed Lowrie was 3-for-5 with three RBI for Stanford (29-19, 10-8 Pac-10).
Bruin starter Brant Rustich (2-5) suffered the defeat, allowing four runs on five hits over three innings of work. Five UCLA relievers combined to toss the game's final five innings.
UCLA returns to action Tuesday as the Bruins host Loyola Marymount at 6 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium.