Whisler Leads UCLA to 14-0 Win Over Washington State

May 16, 2004

Box Score

Wes Whisler threw a complete game shutout as UCLA (29-24, 10-8) posted a 14-0 win over Washington State (26-22, 6-12) on Sunday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Whisler's complete game shutout marked the first of his career and the fifth career complete game for the left-hander. He held the Cougars to only seven hits, none for extra bases. He walked only one in the contest and struck out three. The Noblesville, Indiana native faced the minimum over the final four frames.

UCLA tied a season-high with 14 runs on the day. The Bruin defense was also stellar, turning a season-high four double plays with no errors.

After scoring one run in the third, the Bruins exploded for four in the bottom of the fourth. A lead-off single from Matt Thayer started the frame before he stole second base. He would move to third on a ground-out before Chris Denove drove him in with a single. After a fly-out, Jarrad Page would walk to give UCLA runners at first and second. Preston Griffin would bring Denove into score on a single to center field, but an errand throw from the center fielder would allow Page to score and Griffin to move to third. He would later score on a wild pitch. At the end of four, UCLA led 5-0.

In the fifth inning, Brandon Averill hit a three-run home run to give the Bruins a 8-0 lead. He brought in Ryan McCarthy, who had singled, and Thayer, who had walked, with his seventh home run of the season.

UCLA scored two more in the sixth, starting when McCarthy's two-out double brought Page around to score. Whisler would then bring in McCarthy with a single through the right side. After six, UCLA led 10-0.

Four more Bruin runs would score in the UCLA eighth inning. A one-out walk to McCarthy started the inning. He would go to third on a double from Whisler. A walk to pinch-hitter Billy Susdorf would load the bases before Averill drove in two more runs with a double down the left field line. A walk to Denove loaded the bases again before Mike Svetlic was hit by a pitch to bring the 13th Bruin run across home plate. Griffin would also be hit a batter later to drive in the final run.

Averill paced UCLA with five RBI. He went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Whisler also recorded three hits on the day, while Griffin and McCarthy both drove in two runs.

Prior to the game, UCLA honored its five seniors and Head Coach Gary Adams. Averill, Griffin, Svetlic, Chad Concolino and Casey Janssen each had at least one at-bat in their final home Pac-10 game.

The UCLA Baseball program also retired #13, the uniform number of Adams. Starting in the 2005 season, his number, along with Jackie Robinson's #42, will be displayed on the outfield walls of the stadium.

The Bruins will wrap-up their home schedule on Tuesday when they host UC Irvine in a 5:00 p.m. match-up. It will mark Coach Adams' final home game at Jackie Robinson Stadium.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, May 07
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 08
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Tuesday, May 10
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, May 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
Saturday, May 14
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Sunday, May 15
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
Tuesday, May 17
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, May 20
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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