May 21, 2004
SEATTLE, WA - Senior right-hander Casey Janssen threw his first career complete game as UCLA (30-25, 11-8) posted a 3-1 win over Washington (33-17-1, 14-8) on Friday night at Husky Ballpark.
Janssen (9-3) held the first place Huskies to one run on six hits. He struck out eight batters, walking only one, in the game, including the contest's last out.
Washington scored its only run in the bottom of the first inning when Brent Lillibridge scored on a ground-out after hitting a lead-off double.
UCLA would take a 2-1 lead in the top of the third inning when a lead-off walk to Jarrad Page started the rally. A single from Preston Griffin would give UCLA runners at the corners with no outs. A throwing error from Husky pitcher Kyle Parker would allow Page to score and Griffin to go to second base. After an out, Ryan McCarthy and Wes Whisler would single to load the bases for the Bruins. A walk to Matt Thayer would bring in the second Bruin run to give UCLA the lead after two and a half innings.
In the top of the sixth, Chris Denove stretched the UCLA lead to two runs with a solo home run to lead-off the frame. The lead would prove to be enough for the Bruins as they never allowed another Husky to cross home plate.
Denove led UCLA with two hits on the night. Thayer and Denove would provide the two Bruin RBIs.
The Bruins and Huskies will continue their three-game series tomorrow when they face-off in a 1:00 p.m. match-up. Right-hander David Johnson (2-2) will get the start on the mound for UCLA.