UCLA Baseball Falls to No. 3 Arizona State, 4-0

May 22, 2009

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TEMPE, Ariz. - Freshman right-hander Gerrit Cole (4-8) registered nine strikeouts in 6.1 innings to lead the UCLA baseball team in a 4-0 loss at No. 3 Arizona State on Friday evening at Packard Stadium. Each team was limited to just four hits in the Pac-10 contest.

Arizona State right-hander Mike Leake (14-1) earned the victory, scattering four hits in a complete game, 12-strikeout shutout for the host Sun Devils (43-11, 20-5 Pac-10). Arizona State received a solo home run from third baseman Jared McDonald and a two-run homer from right fielder Matt Newman.

Cole absorbed the loss, allowing two runs and two hits and walking four batters in 6.1 innings.

Third baseman Gino Aielli went 1-for-4 with one double for UCLA (26-28, 14-11 Pac-10). Center fielder Blair Dunlap reached on a bunt single and right fielder Justin Uribe went 1-for-2 with one single and one hit-by-pitch. First baseman Cody Decker extended his hitting streak to a career-best and UCLA season-high 13 games.

The Sun Devils got on the board with McDonald's solo homer to right field in the fifth inning. Arizona State doubled its margin in the sixth inning, assuming a 2-0 cushion. With runners on the corners and nobody out, first baseman Riccio Torrez grounded out to third base, allowing catcher Carlos Ramirez to score.

Newman's two-run blast in the bottom of the eighth inning pushed Arizona State's advantage to 4-0.

UCLA and No. 3 Arizona State resume their three-game Pac-10 series on Saturday. Game time at ASU's Packard Stadium is 6:30 p.m. The Bruins and Sun Devils will close their regular season schedule with Sunday's game, slated for 1 p.m.

Game Notes: Cody Decker extended his hitting streak to a career-best 13 games - Decker becomes the first Bruin to hit safely in 13 consecutive games in one season since 2005, when Chris Jensen recorded an 18-game hitting streak...Gino Aielli recorded the Bruins' first hit of the game, belting a one-out double to the right-field fence in the top of the fourth inning...Gerrit Cole broke the school record for most strikeouts in one season by a freshman pitcher, pushing his season total to 104 (previous high was 98 strikeouts by Gavin Brooks in 2007)...UCLA limited Arizona State to its lowest hit total in a game at Packard Stadium since April 7, 2006 (had two hits in an 8-0 loss to Washington).


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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