Baseball Continues Road Swing, Heads To First-Place Stanford

May 15, 2003

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This Week:
May 16, at Stanford, 6:00 p.m., Sunken Diamond*
RHP Casey Janssen (5-5) vs. RHP John Hudgins (7-3)
May 17, at Stanford, 1:00 p.m., Sunken Diamond*
LHP Wes Whisler (3-6) vs. LHP Mark Romanczuk (9-0)
May 18, at Stanford, 1:00 p.m., Sunken Diamond*
TBA vs. TBA

Tentative Lineup
1B Wes Whisler (6-5, 227, L/L, So.) Only Bruin to start every game.
2B Preston Griffin (5-11, 184, R/R, Jr.) Errorless in Pac-10 action.
SS Ryan McCarthy (6-3, 180, R/R, So.) Four hits vs.OSU (5/3)
3B Brandon Averill (6-4, 200, R/R, Jr.) Hit .455 last weekend (team-high).
LF Chris Jensen (6-1, 185, L/R, So.) Only Bruin to homer vs. Washington.
CF Matt Thayer (5-10, 173, R/L, So.) Team-high nine stolen bases.
RF Billy Susdorf (6-1, 200, R/R, So.) Leads team with 62 hits.
C Warren Trott (6-1, 188, B/R, Sr.) Second on team, hitting .346.
DH Brett McMillan (6-5, 210, L/R, Fr.) Leads team with 14 doubles.
P Casey Janssen (6-3, 185, R/R, Jr.) Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week. (5/12)
P Wes Whisler (6-5, 227, L/L, So.) Threw first CG of 2003 (5/10)

Bruin Baseball On The Air:
UCLA's Pacific-10 conference games, will be live internet broadcast at www.uclabruins.com. Tony Luftman will bring you the action along with guest color commentators, including Craig Duncan and former Bruin pitcher Tim Leary.

Ninth-Inning Rally Brings Bruins a 4-3 Win Over Pepperdine:
Sean Carpenter scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning to lift UCLA to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over Pepperdine on Tuesday.

Trailing 3-2, a lead-off walk to Ryan McCarthy and infield singles from Brandon Averill and Adam Simon loaded the bases with no outs in the final frame. Preston Griffin drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly. After a strikeout, Billy Susdorf walked to load the bases again before Carpenter scored during Wes Whisler's at-bat.

Averill homered in the sixth for his eighth of the season which ranks first on the team along with Griffin and Susdorf.

Junior right-hander Mike Castillo picked up his first win of 2003 after pitching three perfect innings. Doug Silva earned his third save with a scoreless ninth inning.

Janssen Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week:
Junior right-hander Casey Janssen was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 5-11th. The honor is the first of Janssen's career and the second for a Bruin this season (Mike Kunes - March 4th).

The Fountain Valley native struck out a season high 11 batters in seven innings of action in UCLA's 5-4 win over Washington on Friday night. He allowed only one walk and five hits in his appearance to earn his fifth win of 2003.

Janssen currently leads the Bruins with 67 strikeouts on the season, which ranks fourth in the conference. Friday night marked his second double-digit strikeout performance of the season after fanning ten batters in his season debut at Cal State Northridge on February 2nd.

About Stanford...
The Cardinal enter the weekend 36-14, 16-5 in Pac-10 action. Last weekend, Stanford swept California in a three-game conference series. Currently on an eight-game winning streak, the Cardinal have only lost one Pac-10 series this year.

Head Coach Mark Marquess is in his 27th year as the head coach of the Cardinal, with a 1093-533-5 mark heading into the season. Last season, Stanford won two of three games at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Top Players
Carlos Quentin (Jr., OF) .401, 7 HR, 41 RBI - Chula Vista, CA (Univ. of San Diego HS)
Ryan Garko (Sr., C) .387, 14 HR, 72 RBI - Walnut, CA (Servite HS)
Sam Fuld (Jr., OF) .321, 2 HR, 26 RBI - Durham, NH (Phillips Exeter Academy)
John Mayberry Jr. (Fr., INF) .311, 4 HR, 33 RBI - Kansas City, MO (Rockhurst HS)
Danny Putnam (So., OF) .353, 9 HR, 39 RBI - Escondido, CA (Rancho Bernardo HS)

Starting Pitchers
John Hudgins (Jr., RHP) 3.49 ERA, 7-3 - Mission Viejo, CA (Mission Viejo HS)
Mark Romanczuk (Fr., LHP) 3.63 ERA, 9-0 - Newark, DE (St. Mark's HS)


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
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 - 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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