Bruins Use Big Inning to Defeat 14th-Ranked Texas A&M, 8-6

March 5, 2004

Box Score

The Bruins (11-3) posted their first win over a ranked opponent in their first chance this season with a 8-6 victory over 14th-ranked Texas A&M (12-2) on Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. With the win, UCLA extends its winning streak to seven games.

After three and a half inning of scoreless ball, the Bruins broke onto the scoreboard in a big way posting five runs in the fourth frame. Wes Whisler led off the inning, which saw ten Bruins head to the plate with a single. After a single from Matt Thayer, both runners would score on a Chris Denove double to left field. Denove would score on a Ryan McCarthy single and McCarthy crossed home plate on a sacrifice fly from Brett McMillan after advancing on a wild pitch. Billy Susdorf drove in Mike Svetlic, who had walked earlier in the frame to give UCLA a 5-0 lead.

The Aggies would post two runs of their own in the top of the sixth inning when Erik Schindewolf lead off the inning with a walk. Cliff Pennington followed him with a single and both runs scored on a Cory Patton double.

UCLA got one run back in the bottom of the frame as Susdorf started a two-out rally with a bunt single. He moved to second on a balk from Aggie reliever Kyle Nicholson and scored on a single from Whisler.

Whisler would add another RBI with a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. The towering shot over the right field fence marked his second round tripper of the season. The Bruins tacked on another run in the inning when Denove reached base on a throwing error and Thayer came around to score after hitting a single earlier in the frame. After eight innings, UCLA led 8-2.

Texas A&M tried to mount a comeback in the top of the ninth, putting four runs on the board. However, reliever Adam Simon struck out Coby Marvoulis to end the threat and pick up his second save of the season.

Bruin starter Casey Janssen improved to 4-0 with the victory. He pitched 7.1 innings and allowed two runs on six hits, while striking out four Aggies.

The teams will return to Jackie Robinson Stadium tomorrow in a 1:00 match-up. Junior right-hander Bryan Beck (1-0) will get the start for UCLA.


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