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 www.UCLABruins.com 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)


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Feb 27
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 19 - 0
Sunday, Feb 28
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
L, 2 - 6
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 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, May 28 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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