Bruins Rally for 11-10 Win Over Wichita State

March 23, 2003

Final Stats

UCLA (14-14) scored one run in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 10-10 to defeat Wichita State (14-8) for the second straight day at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Bruins put seven runs on the board in the first inning. Singles from Brett McMillan and Chris Denove, two walks, two hit batters and a sacrifice fly from Matt Thayer drove in the first two runs. With the bases loaded, Sean Carpenter would bring all of the runners across home plate when he went to second on an error. Singles from Preston Griffin and another from McMillan would bring two more runs in.

The lead would be short lived though, as the Shockers posted six runs in the top of the third inning. A lead-off home run from Logan Sorensen would start the rally before four singles and a double drove in five more.

Wichita State evened the score in the top of the fourth when Sorensen drove in Brandon Green, who had reached on a walk.

UCLA jumped back into the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. A one-out double from Kevin Conlin gave the Bruins a runner in scoring position. McMillan would record his second RBI of the contest when his third single of the game brought Conlin in to score.

The Shockers rallied again to claim their first lead of the game in the top of the seventh inning. A double from Cory Clark scored Sorensen who had reached base on a single. A pinch-hit single from Nick Blasi would score Clark to give Wichita State a 9-8 lead after seven and a half innings.

UCLA recorded two runs of its own in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead. Carepnter's one-out double started the Bruin rally. Griffin followed him with a walk and both runners advanced on a balk. With the runners at second and third, a drag bunt from Billy Susdorf scored Carpenter. Griffin would then score on a single from Wes Whisler.

Another tie would follow as Wichita State scored another run in the eighth inning on a solo home run from Brandon Green.

The Bruins were not defeated, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the inning. Thayer walked to leadoff the inning. After moving to second on a ground-out by Brandon Averill, Thayer advanced to third on a single from Conlin. Carpenter would drive in his fourth run of the game, scoring Thayer on a sacrifice fly to right field.

Carpenter's four RBI marked a new career-high for the freshman, while McMillan led UCLA with three hits on the day.

The Bruins will return to action on Tuesday night when they travel to #7 Long Beach State. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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