No. 5 UCLA Baseball Loses to No. 22 Oregon, 8-3

April 6, 2012

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LOS ANGELES - The No. 5 UCLA baseball team dropped an 8-3 decision to No. 22 Oregon before 1,237 fans at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium in a Pac-12 contest on Friday night.

Oregon (20-8, 8-3 Pac-12) earned a series victory against the Bruins (20-7, 7-4) after having won Thursday night's series opener, 6-2. Friday's defeat marked the first time this season in which UCLA lost consecutive games.

The visiting Ducks broke a 1-1 tie with one run in the fourth inning, before adding four runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to secure an 8-1 cushion.

Jake Reed (3-2) earned the win for Oregon, allowing three runs and four hits in six innings. Joey Housey notched his first save, scattering two hits through three scoreless innings.

Brett Thomas went 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI to lead the Ducks at the plate. Ryon Healy went 2-for-5 with one double, two RBI and one run.

UCLA's Nick Vander Tuig (3-2) was tagged with the loss, surrendering eight runs and 10 hits in 5.1 innings. David Berg logged a career-high seven strikeouts in relief, allowing one hit and one walk in 3.2 scoreless innings.

Cody Keefer and Cody Regis recorded multiple hits for UCLA. Keefer went 2-for-3 with one RBI, and Regis went 2-for-4. Beau Amaral extended his hitting streak to a team-leading 13 games, going 1-for-4 with one double and one run.

Leading 2-1 after four innings, Oregon scored four two-out runs in the fifth to push its margin to 6-1. With two outs and one runner at second base, Aaron Payne singled through the left side to score Brett Hambright. After stealing two bases, Payne scored from third on Aaron Jones' double into the left field corner. Healy lifted a fly ball that fell untouched in right-center field, sending home Jones. Thomas' two-out single to left field plated Healy.

Connor Hofmann belted a two-run homer to right field with one out in the sixth inning to hand Oregon an 8-1 lead.

UCLA closed the gap to 8-3 with one run in the bottom of the sixth and one more in the seventh.

The Bruins conclude their three-game series against Oregon on Saturday afternoon. Game time at Jackie Robinson Stadium is 12 p.m. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for youth (ages 16 and under).

Game Notes: UCLA's record dropped to 6-2 this season in the second game of a three-game weekend series ... David Berg recorded seven of his 11 outs in relief as strikeouts ... the Bruins' record in weekend series this season stands at 6-2 ... Tyler Heineman has hit safely in each of UCLA's last nine games.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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