Whisler Leads Bruins to 3-0 Victory over Utah

Feb. 23, 2003

Final Stats

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Sophomore left hander Wes Whisler allowed only two hits through six innings, to lead the Bruins (7-7) to a 3-0 victory over Utah in the second day of the Dominos Pizza Aggie Baseball Classic at Texas A&M on Sunday. The win marked the second UCLA shutout of the tournament and the season.

Whisler earned his first win of 2003, lasting six innings and allowing no runs on two hits. The left-hander faced only 21 batters.

The Bruins got on the board in the top of the first after Matt Thayer led off the game with a double down the left field line. Thayer advanced to third after a balk was called, but a fly out from Brett McMillan and a foul out from Billy Susdorf left him on third with two outs. First baseman Hector Ambriz reached on an error by the shortstop and Thayer crossed the plate.

UCLA threatened again in the third as Wes Whisler hit a one-out single up the middle. After an Ambriz flew out to left, Ryan McCarthy doubled to left center to put runners at the corners for Warren Trott. However, a ground out to the shortstop ended the inning for the Bruins. At the end of three innings, UCLA led Utah, 1-0.

As in the third, another Bruin scoring opportunity slipped by in the top of the fourth. Brandon Averill was issued a lead-off walk and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. After a strike-out to Jeff Abney, Thayer singled to right field. McMillan followed with a walk, to load the bases with one out. Susdorf hit a hard line drive to the shortstop, who after making the catch, caught McMillan between first and second to end the inning.

For the third consecutive inning, the Bruins mounted a rally in the top of the fifth. Whisler went to second on a two-base error from the catcher and Ambriz followed with a walk. McCarthy sacrificed the runners ahead with a bunt. Yet, consecutive strike-outs to Trott and Averill kept runners from coming home.

In the sixth, the Bruins put another run on the board, to lead 2-0. After Abney sruck-out, Thayer reached base after being hit by a pitch. He advanced to second on a ground out from McMillan. Susdorf drove Thayer in on a single to right field. The rally and inning ended with a foul ball from Whisler being caught by the third baseman.

The Bruins tacked on another run in the top of the seventh with a solo-home run from McCarthy. The homer was his third of the season.

Junior right-hander Chris Cordeiro pitched the seventh inning, allowing no runs on one hit while striking out one to earn his second save of the season.

UCLA will be back in action this afternoon in a match-up with 19th-ranked Texas A&M at 5:00 p.m.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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 - 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
Tuesday, May 17 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
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