Brummett Hurls Fourth Complete Game to Lead UCLA Past USC, 5-2

April 13, 2007

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Los Angeles - Right-hander Tyson Brummett (6-4) threw his fourth complete game of the season to lead the UCLA baseball team past crosstown rival USC, 5-2, Friday evening at Dedeaux Field. Brummett pitched his second complete game in as many career appearances against the Trojans, allowing just two runs off seven hits.

UCLA (16-16, 6-1 Pac-10) has won eight of its last 10 contests and has won three consecutive games against USC (19-16, 2-5 Pac-10), dating back to last season's series victory. The Bruins were led offensively by catcher Ryan Babineau (2-for-3) and designated hitter Cody Decker, who finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, his team-leading seventh round-tripper of the season. Brummett struck out four hitters and issued three walks, raising his season strikeout total to 67.

USC right-hander Brad Boxberger (2-3) allowed five runs off five hits in six innings and struck out five while issuing four walks. Designated hitter J.J. Owen led the Trojans at the plate, hitting 2-for-4.

The Bruins took a 2-0 lead with two outs in the top of the first inning. Decker took the first pitch he saw from freshman right-hander Brad Boxberger and belted it over the left-center field fence. Decker's blast brought home Crawford from first base.

The Trojans cut UCLA's lead in half, 2-1, with a sacrifice fly by right fielder Anthony Vasquez in the bottom of the second inning.

The Bruins added three runs in the top of the fifth, an inning that ended in an overturned call and controversy. UCLA scored on a two-RBI double off the left field wall by third baseman Jermaine Curtis and added one more run on Crawford's line-drive base hit to left. With two outs, right fielder Gabe Cohen grounded a ball to the left side of the infield and Crawford was called out running from second to third base for runner's interference. The play was initially ruled a base hit by the umpires, before the officiating crew reversed the call.

UCLA returns to action at USC on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Saturday's contest will be televised live by Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket, as Bill MacDonald and John Jackson will call the action. The two schools conclude the three-game set on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Game Notes: Tyson Brummett's complete game was the second of his career against USC; Brummett led the Bruins past the Trojans, 12-1, in a complete-game effort on May 14, 2006...Cody Decker's first-inning home run was his sixth in UCLA's last 10 games and his team-leading seventh of the 2007 season...Brandon Crawford finished 1-for-3, and has hit safely in 26 of UCLA's 32 games...with a win on Saturday or Sunday, UCLA can clinch victory in the 2006-07 Lexus Gauntlet Challenge; the Bruins are five points shy of the 57.5-point total needed to win the 18 sport head-to-head competition.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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