Baseball Falls to No. 10 Arizona In Pac-10 Opener

April 1, 2005

Box Score

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Arizona's Jordan Brown hit a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the seventh inning to lead No. 10 Arizona over UCLA 8-4 in the Bruins' Pac-10 opener Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. UCLA's Bryan Beck pitched a strong 6.1 innings and held a 4-2 lead after six but the Wildcats broke down the door in the game's final three innings.

UCLA falls to 7-15 overall and 0-1 in conference play with Arizona improves to 19-10 and 3-1.

For the fourth time in the last five games, the Bruins took an early lead courtesy of sophomore Tommy Lansdon's first career home run in the second inning. The blast came off Arizona starter John Meloan, who in receiving a no decision, kept alive his 15-game winning streak.

The Bruins took a 2-0 lead in the fourth on left fielder Will Penniall's RBI double which scored Lansdon from second. Penniall knocked out three hits in the losing effort while posting his team-leading ninth-multi hit game.

Arizona tied the game at two in the top half of the fifth when right fielder Jeff Van Houten doubled in Trevor Crowe and Bryan Kervin with one out.

But UCLA struck right back in its half of the fifth with two runs of its own for a 4-2 lead. With runners on the corners and nobody out, catcher Chris Denove drove home Sean Smith with an RBI sacrifice fly to left. Three batters later, third baseman Eric Taylor singled in Brett McMillan from second.

Beck, who had through six innings allowed just three hits, ran into trouble in the seventh. After Kervin led off and reached base on a fielding error at shortstop by Lansdon, Crowe stepped up and singled to right, putting runners on first and second. The Bruins caught a break when Brad Boyer popped up to Denove attempting to bunt but the next batter, Van Houten, singled to third base to load the bases. Brown then slugged Beck's first offering over the wall in right field for a 6-4 lead.

Arizona would chalk up two more runs against two Bruin relievers over the final 2.2 innings.

Beck's line of 6.1 innings pitched and six runs allowed was not entirely indicative of his performance. The senior set down the side in order in the third and struck out a total of four Wildcats.

Sean Jarrett (2-2) earned the win for Arizona with 2.1 nearly perfect innings of work in relief of Meloan.

The loss is the eleventh in a row for UCLA which ties the school record set back in 1974.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 6
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