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.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
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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