No. 17 UCLA Baseball Earns 9-1 Victory Over Long Beach State

Feb. 28, 2012

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LOS ANGELES - The No. 17 UCLA baseball team recorded its third straight win Tuesday night, defeating Long Beach State, 9-1, while allowing a season-low two hits at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Grant Watson (2-0) earned the win, allowing one run and one hit in four predetermined innings. Five relief pitchers combined to limit Long Beach State (4-4) to one hit through the final five frames.

Beau Amaral, Trevor Brown, Jeff Gelalich and Cody Keefer each had two hits for UCLA (5-3).

The Bruins jumped ahead with a five-run first inning, taking advantage of two Long Beach State fielding errors, one pair of walks and one hit batter. UCLA followed with two runs in the second inning and one in the third to lead, 8-0.

Long Beach State (4-4) got on the board with one run in the top of the fourth inning, before UCLA scored its ninth run of the game in the bottom of the sixth.

Brown, Gelalich and Tyler Heineman each hit safely, extending their hitting streaks to eight games. Brown recorded two hits for the fifth consecutive game, going 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI. Gelalich went 2-for-4 with a game-high three runs and one RBI.

Pat Gallagher made his first career start at first base and went 1-for-2 with a team-leading three RBI.

Long Beach State's Matt Johnson (0-1) was charged with the loss, allowing five runs (one earned) and two hits in 0.1 innings as the Dirtbags' starting pitcher.

UCLA opened the scoring in the first inning when Trevor Brown's sacrifice fly was dropped by Juan Avila with the bases loaded, sending home Amaral from third base. UCLA scored one run on each of the next four at-bats - a walk by Cody Regis, a fielding error on a grounder hit by Pat Valaika, a walk by Gallagher and a single up the middle by Kevin Williams.

The Bruins' bullpen featured one scoreless inning from Chase Brewer, Shane Zeile, David Berg, Ryan Deeter and Scott Griggs. Deeter recorded a team-best three strikeouts in the top of the eighth inning.

UCLA returns to action against Sacramento State on Friday, March 2, when the Bruins open a three-game home series against Hornets. Game time at Jackie Robinson Stadium is 6 p.m.

Game Notes: Jeff Gelalich, Tyler Heineman and Cody Keefer have hit safely in all eight games...Grant Watson made his second career start, both coming in midweek contests ... UCLA has won five of its last seven contests against Long Beach State (dating back to the start of the 2009 season) ... Shane Zeile made his first collegiate appearance as a pitcher after having played in five games as a position player ... Jeff Gelalich raised his batting average to a team-leading .419 mark with a 2-for-4 effort on Tuesday.


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Friday, Feb 19
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 14
Tuesday, Feb 23
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 10
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 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, May 03 - 6:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Sunday, May 08 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, May 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 13 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 14 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, May 17 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
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