Jan. 29, 2005
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - First-year head coach John Savage and the 2005 UCLA Baseball team wasted no time getting on the winning track as they defeated No. 38 Cal Poly 7-4 Saturday afternoon in game one of a today's doubleheader. Hector Ambriz guided the Bruins with five solid innings on the mound and a monsterous 4-for-4 day at the plate, including three doubles and two RBI.
Daniel Miltenberger (1-0) picked up the victory for UCLA after taking over in the sixth inning and tossing 2.1 effective innings out of the bullpen. Jimmy Shull (0-1) suffered the defeat for Cal Poly. Bruin right-hander Adam Simon picked up the save, the seventh of his career, with 1.1 perfect innings to close the game.
UCLA used a four-run sixth inning to cement the victory, highlighted by Ambriz' two-RBI double which gave UCLA the lead for good. The Bruins used two unearned runs in the first to take an early lead but Cal Poly charged back with two in the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead. The Bruins tied it in their half of the fifth on a Brett McMillan RBI single.