Bruins Host Pacific in Nonconference Series

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Feb. 19, 2004

This Week's Games:
February 20, vs. Pacific, at Jackie Robinson Stadium, 5:00 p.m.
RHP Andy Willick (1-0) vs. RHP Casey Janssen (1-0)
February 21, vs. Pacific, at Jackie Robinson Stadium, 1:00 p.m.
RHP Alex Graham (1-0) vs. RHP Hector Ambriz (1-0)
February 22, vs. Pacific, at Jackie Robinson Stadium, 1:00 p.m.
LHP Matthew Pena (1-0) vs. RHP Bryan Beck (0-0)

Tentative Lineup-2004 Notes
1B Wes Whisler (6-5, 237, L/L, Jr.)-Hitting .313 in 2004
2B Preston Griffin (5-11, 184, R/R, Sr.)-Five walks in five games
SS Ryan McCarthy (6-3, 180, R/R, Jr.)-Started all five games at shortstop
3B Brandon Averill (6-4, 200, R/R, Sr.)-Pac-10 Player of the Week (2/17)
LF Matt Thayer (5-10, 180, R/L, Jr.)-Hitting .412 in 2004
CF Chad Concolino (5-11, 185, R/R, Sr.)-One of the 2004 co-captains
RF Billy Susdorf (6-1, 215, R/R, Jr.)-Leads team with four stolen bases
C Chris Denove (6-1, 202, R/R, So.)-Driven in seven runs in five games
DH Brett McMillan (6-5, 225, L/L, So.)-Hit two-run homer on February 15
P Casey Janssen (6-4, 210, R/R, Sr.)-Struck out 17 batters in 10 innings
P Hector Ambriz (6-2, 210, L/R, So.)-Picked up opening day win (2/3)
P Bryan Beck (6-6, 220, R/R, Jr.)-Career-high seven strikeouts on 2/15

Averill Named Pac-10 Player of the Week:
Brandon Averill was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Tuesday. It was the second such honor for the senior in his career.

Averill, from Orange, Calif., hit .364 (4-for-11) over the weekend, as UCLA took two of three from Fresno State. His three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning pushed the Bruins past Fresno State, 13-11, on Feb. 14. In that game he posted a career-best six RBI, tops for UCLA over the entire weekend. He also smacked two doubles and scored two runs over the three-game set.

Bruins Suffer A 7-3 Heartbreaking Loss at LMU:
Loyola Marymount scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to take back the lead and defeat UCLA at George C. Page Stadium. The Bruins had rallied to tie the score at 7-7 in the top of the ninth inning, but the game was called due to lack of light. Therefore, the score reverted back to the last completed inning.

Catcher Chris Denove spearheaded the Bruin attack, driving in two of the team's three runs. Brandon Averill continued his hot start, going 3-for-4 on the day, while Billy Susdorf stole two bases.

About Pacific...
The Tigers enter the week with a 4-2 record after going 3-0 against Northwestern, Portland and Washington State at the Oakland A's Spring Training Tournament last weekend.

Head Coach Ed Sprague is in his 1st year as the head coach of Pacific. He is also in his first season as a collegiate head coach. Last season, the Tigers defeated UCLA, 8-4 on March 11. In the series, the teams are even with one win apiece.

Top Players
Jordan Seiber (Jr., 1B) .429, 6 hits-Seatac, WA (Bellevue CC)
Jesse Kovacs (Jr., INF) .333, 6 RBI-Carmel, CA (Cowley County HS)
Evan Bishop (Sr., OF) .250, 6 hits-Renton, WA (Columbia Basin College)
Octavio Amezquita (Sr., C/INF) .278, 5 hits-South Gate, CA (St. John Bosco HS)

Starting Pitchers
Andy Willick (Sr., RHP ) 5.40 ERA, 1-0- Roseville, CA (American River JC)
Alex Graham (Jr., RHP ) 4.32 ERA, 1-0- Fair Oaks, CA (Bella Vista HS)
Matthew Pena (Sr., LHP) 3.86 ERA, 1-0- Clovis, CA (Buchanan HS)


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vs. Alumni Game
Los Angeles, CA
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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
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at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Apr 30 - 11:00 AM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, May 01 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, May 03 - 6:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
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
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