March 12, 2004
SAN DIEGO, CA - The UCLA Baseball (11-7) team fell to ninth-ranked Long Beach State (12-4), 3-0 on Friday afternoon at PETCO Park in San Diego.
The Dirtbags got on the scoreboard early with two runs in the first inning. A walk and a hit batter put runners on first and second before they moved ahead on a passed ball. Both runs would cross home plate on a Brad Davis single up the middle.
Another Long Beach State run would score in the second frame when Steve Velazco's one-out single put a Dirtbag on base. He would score on a double down the left field line from Troy Tulowitzki. After two innings, UCLA trailed 3-0.
However, neither team could get its offense going as no runs would be scored after the second.
Bruin starter Wes Whisler (1-2) was solid in his first complete game of the season. He scattered six hits and allowed three runs, two of which were earned in eight innings.
Dirtbag ace and All-American Jered Weaver threw 15 strikeouts and walked one batter in eight innings of action. He allowed only one Bruin hit.
The Bruins will return to PETCO Park tomorrow for a 3:00 p.m. match-up with Nebraska. Senior right-hander Casey Janssen will get the start on the mound for UCLA.