March 4, 2003
Loyola Marymount starter Kyle Huddy pitched a complete game shutout on Tuesday afternoon to lead the Lions (9-5) to a 9-0 victory over UCLA (10-11).
The sophomore right-hander shut down the Bruin offense, allowing only four hits and issuing one walk. Huddy struck out eight Bruins on the day.
Back-to-back singles from Brett McMillan and Billy Susdorf started off the game for UCLA, putting runners on first and second with one out. A Wes Whisler foul popup and a strikeout from Chris Denove ended the scoring opportunity.
UCLA would not see another chance until the sixth inning, only getting one base runner after the first. Matt Thayer led-off the inning with a single to left field and Preston Griffin's sacrifice bunt moved him to second. A wild pitch from Huddy allowed Thayer to move to third with only one out. However, another foul popup and a ground out ended the inning for the Bruins.
The Bruins attempted a rally in the eighth after Thayer walked and stole second with two outs. Yet another foul popup ended the inning and took away what would be UCLA's last scoring chance.
Freshman starter Hector Ambriz lasted 5.1 innings, allowing four earned runs on nine hits.
UCLA will host cross town rival and 17th ranked USC this weekend in a three game series. The battle for the Lexus Gauntlet points begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon.