No. 12 UCLA Baseball Falls to No. 13 Stanford, 7-2

April 29, 2012

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LOS ANGELES - The No. 12 UCLA baseball team lost to No. 13 Stanford, 7-2, in the final game of a Pac-12 series before 1,617 at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Stanford (28-11, 10-8 Pac-12) erased a 2-0 deficit with six runs in the fifth inning before adding one in the seventh. The Cardinal clinched the Pac-12 series victory after having won Friday's ballgame, 7-2.

Sahil Bloom (2-0) earned the victory in relief for the visiting Cardinal, limiting UCLA (28-12, 12-9) to two hits in five scoreless innings.

UCLA's Zack Weiss (2-2) absorbed the loss as the Bruins' starting pitcher, allowing five runs and three hits in 4.2 innings. Weiss finished with three strikeouts, three walks and two hit batters.

Stanford was led offensively by Tyler Gaffney's 2-for-2 effort. Stephen Piscotty, Brian Ragira and Eric Smith each tallied one hit and two RBI for the Cardinal.

Stanford scored six runs, all with two outs, in the top of the fifth inning to lead, 6-2. After drawing a hit batsmen with the bases loaded to score one run, Brian Ragira delivered a two-run single to put Stanford ahead, 3-2. The inning continued with a two-run single to right field by Eric Smith and a run-scoring base-hit by Alex Blandino.

The Bruins took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, before scoring one run in the second. In the first inning, Tyler Heineman was hit by a pitch, advanced to third base on Cody Keefer's single to right and scored on a single through the left side by Jeff Gelalich.

Pat Valaika led off the bottom of the second with a triple to center field and scored on Beau Amaral's sacrifice fly.

Stanford starting pitcher AJ Vanegas allowed two runs and four hits through four-plus innings. Vanegas exited in the fifth inning after having recorded two strikeouts and issued four walks.

UCLA returns to action at Long Beach State on Tuesday, May 1. Game time at Blair Field is 6:30 p.m.

Game Notes: David Berg made his second-longest appearance in relief for UCLA, allowing one run and four hits in 3.1 innings ... Berg leads all Pac-12 pitchers with 27 pitching appearances ... Cody Keefer went 2-for-4, logging his team-leading 19th multiple-hit game of the season ... Beau Amaral made a spectacular leaping catch in front of the center field fence in the top of the ninth inning, potentially robbing Brian Ragira of a solo home run.


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Friday, Feb 26
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 7 - 6
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
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