Ambriz' Complete Game Shutout Leads Bruins Past Pacific, 9-0

Feb. 25, 2005

Box Score

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Sophomore right-hander Hector Ambriz tossed a complete game shutout, faced just four batters over the minimum, struck out a career high ten batters and also went 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored as UCLA defeated Pacific 9-0 Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. For the third time this season, Ambriz struck out at least eight batters and for the second outing in a row lasted past the eighth inning.

UCLA (7-4) has now won five of its last six games as the Tigers (6-6) suffered their fourth loss in their last five games.

Offensively, junior Brett McMillan got the Bruins going in the second inning when, with the bases load, he sent Pacific starter Jason Haar's offering deep to right field for his second home run and first grand slam of the season. Earlier in the inning, UCLA took advantage of Haar's bases loaded fielding error and a bases loaded walk to hand Ambriz a 6-0 cushion heading into the third inning.

Ambriz (2-0) did not need much help securing the early lead but sophomore center fielder Jarrad Page provided a sensational diving catch in the top of the third inning to help keep the Tigers at bay.

Ambriz allowed just four hits and walked only two en route to his first career shutout and complete game. He also provided three of the Bruins' 12 hits at the plate.

UCLA padded its lead with a single run in the sixth inning on a Mike Metzger RBI single and added two more in the eighth on a Chris Denove RBI flyout and pinch-hitter Kris Kasarjian's RBI base hit.

McMillan finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and four RBI and Metzger knocked a career high three hits along with a run scored and an RBI. Shortstop Tommy Lansdon contributed two hits to the UCLA's first shutout victory of the year.

Ambriz lowered his team leading ERA to 1.59 and upped his season strikeout total to 35. Through 34 innings pitched this year, opponents are hitting just .212 against the right-hander.

Haar falls to 0-2 with the loss.


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