Bruins Win Fourth Straight, Defeat California 10-7

April 24, 2004

Box Score

BERKELEY, CA - UCLA (23-16, 6-5) scored six runs in the sixth inning to come back from a three-run deficit as the Bruins posted a 10-7 victory over California (21-25, 6-11). The win marked the fourth consecutive for UCLA.

UCLA put up a run in the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. A one-out walk to Brett McMillan would turn into a Bruin run when he went to third on a single from Ryan McCarthy and scored on a ground out from Wes Whisler. After California tied the score in the bottom ofthe first, the Bruins scored another run in the top of the third. A two-out double from Whisler would bring McMillan around after he had walked.

California put up four runs in the third. A two-run double from Chris Errecart highlighted the frame. At the end of three, the Golden Bears led 5-2.

UCLA broke the game wide open in the sixth inning, socring six runs to take a 8-5 advantage. Five walks, a throwing error, and RBI singles from McMillan and Chris Denove brought the runs across home plate.

Denove would add two more runs to the Bruin lead with a two-run homer in the top of the seventh frame. It was the catcher's second home run of the weekend and his third round tripper in the last four Bruin games. Denove brought Preston Griffin, who had singled earlier in the frame, across home plate.

Whisler and Denove both drove in three runs, while McCarthy, Denove and Griffin each had two hits.

Adam Simon earned the win for the Bruins as he threw 2.1 innings of scoreless ball. He allowed only one hit and struck out two batters.

Kevin Brophy earned his first collegiate save as he finished the game for UCLA. He pitched the last 1.1 frames and struck out the final two Golden Bears.

The series will conclude tomorrow when the Bruins and Golden Bears face-off in a 1:00 p.m. contest. Junior left-hander Wes Whisler (1-3) will get the start on the mound 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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