Pitching Staff Leads Bruins to 4-3 Win Over Arizona

April 9, 2004

Box Score

UCLA (18-13, 3-2) held Arizona (15-15-1, 4-4) to only five hits as the Bruins claimed a 4-3 win in front of 776 fans at Kindall Field at Sancet Stadium on Friday night.

Bruin starter Casey Janssen improved to 6-2 on the season as he allowed only three hits in 7.2 innings of work. The senior right-hander allowed three runs, but only one earned run. He struck out six Wildcats.

A lead-off single from Brett McMillan in the second inning would turn into the first Bruin run. Preston Griffin would follow McMillan with a ground ball to third base, but a bad throw from Moises Duran would leave Griffin on and move McMillan to second. Wes Whisler would bring McMillan home with a RBI-single to right field.

After Arizona scored three runs in the bottom of the second, UCLA came back in the top of the third to post another run. Mike Svetlic went all the way to third base on another error from Duran and would cross home plate on a sacrifice fly from Ryan McCarthy.

In the fourth, the Bruins evened the score at 3-3 when Whisler started the inning with a double to center field. He would score on a single to left field from Anthony Norman.

The Bruins would reclaim the lead in the top of the fifth when Matt Thayer led off the frame with a single to right field. Thayer would be thrown out at second on a fielder's choice from McCarthy. McCarthy would go to second on a balk and move to third on a ground out. He would eventually score on a wild pitch from Arizona starter Kevin Guyette.

The Bruin bullpen kept the Wildcats off the scoreboard in the late innings. In the ninth, four UCLA pitchers combined to retire the side. Adam Simon posted his team-leading third save as he forced Jason Donald to ground into a bases-loaded fielder's choice for the final out of the game.

Whisler led the team with two hits, while McCarthy and Norman joined Whisler with the team's RBIs on the night.

UCLA and Arizona will wrap-up the three-game series tomorrow in a 1:00 p.m. match-up. Junior left-hander Wes Whisler will get the start on the mound for UCLA.


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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