UCLA Baseball Opens Pac-10 Play at Washington

March 29, 2006

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Game Data:

UCLA at Washington - Husky Ballpark, March 31 at 6:30 p.m., Hector Ambriz, RHP (4-3, 3.15) vs. Tim Lincecum, RHP (5-2, 2.25)

UCLA at Washington - Husky Ballpark, April 1 at 2 p.m., Dave Huff, LHP (3-2, 2.89) vs. Tyler Cheney, LHP (1-3, 5.45)

UCLA at Washington - Husky Ballpark, April 2 at 1 p.m., Tyson Brummett, RHP (4-3, 3.92) vs. TBA

Get After It: The UCLA baseball team (15-11) kicks off the Pacific-10 Conference schedule with a series at Washington (18-10) this weekend starting Friday, March 31. The Bruins are still riding a current five-game winning streak after having their game at UC Riverside on Tuesday suspended due to rain.

UC Riverside Recap: For right now, let's just pretend Tuesday's game never happened. UCLA's game at UC Riverside on March 28 was suspended in the top of the fourth inning due to rain. The Bruins were leading the Highlanders 6-3 in the fourth before the game was halted because of precipitation. The game will be resumed on Tuesday, May 2 at 5 p.m.

About the Huskies: The University of Washington Huskies enter this weekend's series with an 18-10 overall record and a 1-2 mark in the Pac-10 Conference. The Huskies dropped two games in a three game series at California to open up conference play. The Huskies have lost three of their last four games, and five of their last eight, but own an 8-3 record at Husky Ballpark. As a team, UW hits .288 (288-999) at the plate with 45 home runs, tops in the Pac-10, 186 RBI, 202 runs scored, and 27 stolen bases in 40 attempts. Five different Huskies own 20 or more RBI already on the season, led by Matt Lane's 30, and three players boast seven or more home runs, led by Zach Clem's 10. The Husky pitching staff owns a 5.49 team ERA, which is bottoms in the Pac-10, with 209 strikeouts in 249.0 innings of work, while limiting the opposition to a .259 batting average. UW ace Tim Lincecum is first in the Pac-10 in strikeouts (77) and opposing batting average (.170). Head Coach Ken Knutson enters his 14th year at the helm of the Husky program.

The Washington-UCLA Series: UCLA leads the all-time series with UW 24-13, but the Huskies have won the last three after sweeping the Bruins at Jackie Robinson Stadium last season. UCLA last played in Seattle in 2004 when the Bruins took two of three games from the Huskies.

Pac This: UCLA has not opened the Pac-10 Conference schedule on the road since 2002. The last time UCLA opened the Pac-10 slate with a series win on the road was in 2001 when the Bruins took two of three games at Washington State.

Jinx Please: UCLA had its game on Tuesday at UC Riverside suspended due to rain. Ironically, the Bruins travel this weekend to Seattle, the one city in the United States where it rains 365 days a year.

March Madness: UCLA has played its best baseball of the season so far in the month of March. The Bruins are currently 9-2 in the month, a drastic improvement from last season when they went winless in March with a 0-8 mark.

Get Ready For Some Long Balls: UCLA and UW meet this week fittingly as the two teams in the Pac-10 Conference that hit and give up the long ball the most. UW leads the conference with 45 home runs, ahead of second-place UCLA with 31 bombs. On the mound, however, Washington is last in the conference giving up 31 home runs on the season while UCLA is second to last with 16 home runs allowed.

Road Warriors: UCLA has won its last four-consecutive road games, a first for the Bruins since the 2002 season. The Bruins are 6-4 on the road so far this season.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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 - 11:00 AM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, May 01 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, May 03 - 6:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
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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