Bruins Hit the Road for Pac-10 Series at Arizona

April 7, 2004

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This Week's Games:
April 8, vs. Arizona, at Jackie Robinson Stadium, 7:00 p.m.
RHP Bryan Beck (2-2) vs. RHP Koley Kolberg (4-2)
April 9, vs. Arizona, at Jackie Robinson Stadium, 7:00 p.m.
RHP Casey Janssen (5-2) vs. RHP Kevin Guyette (4-3)
April 10, vs. Arizona, at Jackie Robinson Stadium, 1:00 p.m.
LHP Wes Whisler (1-2) vs. TBA

Tentative Lineup - 2004 Notes
1B Wes Whisler (6-5, 237, L/L, Jr.) - Third on the team with five doubles
2B Mike Svetlic (5-9, 175, R/R, Sr.) -Tops on team with 15 walks
SS Ryan McCarthy (6-3, 180, R/R, Jr.) - Posted three HRs last weekend
3B Preston Griffin (5-11, 184, R/R, Sr.) - Walk-off home run vs. Stanford (4/4)
LF Anthony Norman (6-0, 180, L/L, So.) - Made eight starts in left field
CF Chad Concolino (5-11, 185, R/R, Sr.) - Hit second HR of the season (4/3)
RF Matt Thayer (5-10, 180, R/L, Jr.) - Leads the team with 20 runs scored
C Chris Denove (6-1, 202, R/R, So.) - Driven in team-high 22 Bruin runs
DH Brett McMillan (6-5, 225, L/L, So.) - Paces the conference with six sac flies
P Bryan Beck (6-6, 220, R/R, Jr.) - Allowed only seven walks in 33 IP
P Casey Janssen (6-4, 210, R/R, Sr.) - .183 opp. BA leads the conference
P Wes Whisler (6-5, 237, L/L, Jr.) - Pitched CG against LBSU in San Diego

Bruins Travel to Tucson For First Pac-10 Road Series:
UCLA, which has won its last two games, will head to the desert to face-off with Pac-10 foe Arizona (15-13). Thursday night's game will be the first of six contests the teams will play against each other in 2004.

Each game of the three-game conference series can be heard on with Dave Marcus and Chris Pritchett calling the action.

UCLA Rallies for 3-2 Win at Pepperdine:
Chris Denove hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to lead UCLA to a 3-2 come from behind win over Pepperdine on Tuesday.

Reliever Kevin Brophy earned his second win in three days to improve to 3-0 on the season. Brant Rustich picked up his first collegiate save in 1.1 innings of scoreless work.

Griffin's Walk-Off Homer Leads UCLA to 6-5 Victory Over Top-Ranked Stanford:
Preston Griffin hit the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning over the right field wall to give UCLA a 6-5 win over top-ranked Stanford on Sunday. The win was the only one of the weekend for the Bruins as they fell on Friday night (11-14) and Saturday (15-13).

The homer was the first of the season for the senior infielder and handed the Cardinal only its fourth loss of the year.

In Saturday's contest, Johnny Ash hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to lead the Cardinal to a 15-13 victory over UCLA. Eight homers were hit between the teams in the contest, while 13 left the yard over the course of the weekend. Ash and Bruin Ryan McCarthy both hit two out on Saturday.

On Friday, the Cardinal posted six runs in the second inning to build a lead the Bruins could not over come as Stanford won 11-4.

About Arizona...
This weekend's conference series at Arizona marks the first of six games UCLA will play against the Wildcats, as Arizona will travel to UCLA in May. Arizona in currently 15-13 on the season with a 4-3 Pac-10 record.

Head Coach Andy Lopez is in his 3rd year at the helm of the program. He has posted a 81-59 mark in Tucson. Last season, UCLA took tow of three games against the Wildcats at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Top Players
Richard Mercado (Jr., C) .419, 2 HR, 7 RBI - San Clemente, CA (Mater Dei HS)
Jason Donald (Fr., INF) .333, 7 HR, 27 RBI - Clovis, CA (Buchanan HS)
Moises Duran (Sr, INF) .330, 2 HR, 20 RBI - Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS)
Bill Rhinehart (Fr., OF) .347, 3 HR, 15 RBI - Citrus Heights, CA (Casa Roble HS)

Starting Pitchers
Koley Kolberg (Jr., RHP ) 3.29 ERA, 4-2 - Coppell, TX (Navarro JC)
Kevin Guyette (So., RHP ) 5.90 ERA, 4-3 - Paradise Valley, AZ (Georgia Tech)

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 30 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Alumni Game
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Feb 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 6:00 PM PST
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA