Bruins To Host 14th-Ranked Texas A&M

March 4, 2004

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This Week's Games:
March 5, vs. Texas A&M, at Jackie Robinson Stadium, 5:00 p.m.
RHP Robert Ray (1-0) vs. RHP Casey Janssen (3-0)
March 6, vs. Texas A&M, at Jackie Robinson Stadium, 1:00 p.m.
RHP Justin Moore (1-0 vs. RHP Bryan Beck (1-0)
March 7, vs. Texas A&M, at Jackie Robinson Stadium 1:00 p.m.
LHP Zach Jackson (3-0) vs. LHP Wes Whisler (1-0)

Tentative Lineup-2004 Notes
1B Wes Whisler (6-5, 237, L/L, Jr.)-Leads UCLA with eight walks
2B Mike Svetlic (5-9, 175, R/R, Sr.)- Started four games at second base
SS Ryan McCarthy (6-3, 180, R/R, Jr.)- Hit first HR of the year in Hawaii (2/26)
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.)- Hit for the cycle in Hawaii (2/27)
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 seven stolen bases
C Chris Denove (6-1, 202, R/R, So.)- Hit game-winning HR vs. UCSB (3/2)
DH Brett McMillan (6-5, 225, L/L, So.)- On a six-game hit streak
P Casey Janssen (6-4, 210, R/R, Sr.)- Struck out 35 batters in 24 innings
P Bryan Beck (6-6, 220, R/R, Jr.)- Threw a CG shutout at Hawaii-Hilo
P Wes Whisler (6-5, 237, L/L, Jr.)- Second team All American

Denove's Walk Off Homer Gives UCLA 3-2 Win Over UCSB:
After going hitless in his previous 19 at-bats, Chris Denove broke out of his slump in the top of the 12th inning against UC Santa Barbara with a solo home run that gave UCLA a 3-2 win over the Gauchos. The win marked the sixth straight for the Bruins after their four-game sweep in Hawaii and a win over Pepperdine.

Sophomore right-hander Daniel Miltenberger claimed the win after retiring the last two batters of the top of the 12th. Hector Ambriz started the game and posted five strikeouts in 5.1 innings of shutout ball.

UCLA Sweeps Four-Game Series at Hawaii-Hilo:
Matt Thayer hit for the cycle and Bryan Beck threw a complete game shutout to highlight the Bruins 4-0 trip against Hawaii-Hilo. The sweep marked the first for UCLA since 2001, when the Bruins swept UNLV.

In Thursday's 10-4 victory, Hector Ambriz picked up the win with a six inning outing in which he struck out four batters. Wes Whisler spearheaded in Bruin offense, going 3-for-4 and scoring three runs. Brett McMillan knocked in three UCLA runs with a bases loaded triple to lead the team in RBI on the night.

Thayer became the fourth Bruin to hit for the cycle in Friday's 14-1, seven inning win. The junior from Woodland Hills completed the hardest parts of the cycle first needing a single to complete the feat.

Casey Janssen continued his dominance on the mound with another overpowering performance on Friday. He struck out eight batters in six innings while allowing only one run on two hits.

After Saturday's game was rained out, the teams resumed the series on Sunday in Kona. Beck, in only his fourth career start, threw a complete game shut out in the 11-0 victory. He allowed only four hits and did not walk a batter in the contest. He also struck out six Vulcans.

On the offensive side, McMillan led the Bruin, going 3-for-5 with a triple and a home run. Whisler was also hot at the plate with his first home run of the year and two walks. Thayer also drove in three runs, while going 2-for-4.

In Monday's contest, UCLA scored six runs in the ninth inning to add to its lead to post a 12-1 win in the final game of the series. 11 different Bruins posted a hit in the game, while the team had 15 hits as a whole. Anthony Norman drove in two runs with a triple while Ambriz hit a solo home run in the first inning.

Whisler picked up the win on the mound after throwing a season-high seven strikeouts in six innings of work.

Bruins Add a Game to the Schedule:
After the Sunday game of the series with Pacific was rained out, the Bruins have added a mid-week match-up with San Diego State to the schedule. UCLA will travel south on Tuesday, March 30th to face off with the Aztecs in a 6:00 p.m. contest.

About Texas A&M...
The Aggies enter the weekend in the top 15 in each of the major polls. With a 12-1 record, Texas A&M has only dropped one game, losing to Arkansas, 6-4 on February 28.

Head Coach Mark Johnson is in his 20th year as the head coach of Texas A&M. In his tenure, Johnson has put together a 804-384-2 record. The teams met twice last year, with the Aggies claiming both victories at Olsen Field.

Top Players
Cliff Pennington (So., INF) .449, 8 RBI - Corpus Christi, TX (Carroll HS)
Austin Boggs (Fr., INF) .449, 13 RBI - Pfluegerville, TX (Connally HS)
Erik Schindewolf (Sr., INF) .333, 6 RBI - Spring, TX (Klein Oak HS)
Andrew Baldwin (Jr., OF) .220, 9 RBI - Bryan, TX (San Jacinto HS)

Starting Pitchers
Robert Ray (So., RHP ) 3.14 ERA, 1-0 - Lufkin, TX (Lufkin HS)
Justin Moore (Sr., RHP ) 2.84 ERA, 1-0 - Katy, TX (Taylor HS)
Zach Jackson (Jr., LHP ) 3.00 ERA, 3-0 - Cranberry Township, PA (Louisville)


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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 - 11:00 AM PST
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
Los Angeles, CA
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