UCLA Blanks No. 9 Pepperdine, 2-0

Feb. 21, 2006

Box Score

Los Angeles - The UCLA baseball team used some timely hitting and clutch pitching to earn a 2-0 win over No. 9 Pepperdine on Tuesday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The win, the Bruins' first shutout victory of the season, improves UCLA to 5-6, while the Waves drop to 6-5.

Freshman Brandon Crawford led the Bruins with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate with a RBI single and a stolen base. Junior Hector Ambriz went 1-for-2 with a run scored, and senior Anthony Norman chipped in with two hits.

The Bruins got on the board in the second inning as Ambriz led off with a single up the middle. Junior Tim Stewart was the next batter and was hit by a pitch, and freshman Jermaine Curtis reached on a throwing error by the third baseman on a sacrifice bunt to load the bases. Senior Josh Roenicke hit into a 6-4-3 double play to allow Ambriz to score from third and put the Bruins up 1-0.

UCLA loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning with three-consecutive walks to Ambriz, Stewart, and Curtis. Roenicke then hit into a 4-6-3 double play to end the threat for the Bruins.

Pepperdine had an opportunity to score in the top of the seventh inning. Pepperdine's Danny Worth singled to open the inning, and a one-out single by Chase d'Arnaud put runners at first and second for the Waves. A two-out walk to David Uribe loaded the bases. Roenicke, who came in from center field to relieve starter Brian Schroeder, fell behind in the count 2-0 to Luke Salas, but rallied to strike him out looking on three-straight pitches to keep the Waves scoreless through seven innings.

The Bruins added another run in the bottom of the seventh inning to go up 2-0. Senior Sean Smith hit a two-out double down the left field line to give UCLA a runner in scoring position. Crawford followed with a single through the right side to score Smith from second and give UCLA all the runs it would need.

Schroeder (1-0) earned his first victory of the year throwing 6.0 innings, allowing no runs on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Roenicke pitched 2.0 innings of solid relief work with three strikeouts, and junior Brant Rustich pitched a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts to earn his second save of the season.

The Bruins will next host an exhibition game against Waseda University on Thursday, Feb. 23 (6 p.m.). The Bruins will then host the No. 14 Cal State Fullerton Titans on Friday, Feb. 24 (6 p.m.), before playing at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday (6 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).


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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