UCLA Drops Stanford, 8-1

May 19, 2006

Box Score

Los Angeles - Junior RHP Hector Ambriz tossed 8.0 innings with eight strikeouts, and UCLA scored six runs in the first three innings to earn an 8-1 win over Stanford on Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium, ending the Cardinal's seven-game win streak. The win improves UCLA to 29-21 overall and 11-8 in the Pac-10 while Stanford drops to 28-22 overall and 10-12 in the Pac-10.

Senior Sean Smith went 3-for-3 with a home run, two doubles, and two RBI, and freshman Ryan Babineau went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Freshman Jermaine Curtis went 2-for-4 with a RBI triple, freshman Brandon Crawford went 2-for-5 with a triple and a run scored, and Ambriz had a double and two RBI.

Ambriz (7-6) scattered seven hits, with no walks, allowing just one run in the ball game on a wild pitch.

UCLA jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Crawford led things off with a triple to right field, and Curtis followed with a triple to right to score him and give UCLA a 1-0 lead. With one out, Ambriz doubled to right center to score Curtis. Smith scored Ambriz from third with a sacrifice fly to center field to give the Bruins a three-run advantage.

UCLA went up 4-0 in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Ambriz with the bases loaded and one out.

The Bruins took a 6-0 lead in the third inning on a two-run home run to left by Babineau with two outs.

Babineau gave UCLA a 7-0 lead in the fifth inning with a RBI-single that took a bad hop over Stanford shortstop Chris Minaker with two outs.

Ambriz threw five scoreless innings until tossing a wild pitch in the sixth inning that scored Ryan Seawell from third to cut the Bruin lead to 7-1.

Smith led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a home run to left field to give UCLA an 8-1 lead that would last.

UCLA has now scored eight runs or more in a game four-consecutive times, as the Bruins have collected 10-or-more hits in the last five-straight games.

The Bruins and the Cardinal will face off in game two of the three-game series on Saturday, May 20 at Jackie Robinson Stadium Game time is set for 2 p.m.


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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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