May 10, 2003
Left-hander Wes Whisler hurled a complete game for the Bruins (24-27), but it would not be enough as UCLA fell 3-2 to Washington (34-15) in front of 425 fans at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Whisler (3-6) threw the second complete game of his career and the first of this season. The Noblesville, Indiana native recorded a career-high nine strikeouts while allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits.
The Huskies started the game hot as Brent Lillibridge homered in the first at-bat of the game. Lillibridge would also post the second Washington run of the game with another solo home run in the top of the third inning.
Washington would make it a 3-0 lead in the fourth as Mike Wagner came around to score after reaching base on a single. He advanced to third after a passed ball and an error.
UCLA broke onto the scoreboard in the seventh as Chris Jensen led off the inning with a solo home run. Later an RBI-single from Brandon Averill would bring in Warren Trott, who had doubled after the Jensen homer. Averill finished the day with three hits to lead all players.
The teams will wrap-up the series tomorrow in a 1:00 match-up at Jackie Robinson Stadium. UCLA will honor five seniors who will be playing in their last home game as Bruins.