No. 22 UCLA Baseball Drops Series Finale to California

May 6, 2007

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LOS ANGELES - The No. 22 UCLA baseball team lost to California, 16-0, in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Left-hander Gavin Brooks (3-6) absorbed the loss, allowing seven runs off 10 hits in 3.1 innings. Despite dropping Sunday's contest, the Bruins won their seventh-consecutive weekend series with wins over the Golden Bears on Friday and Saturday.

California left-hander Craig Bennigson (4-3) pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing five hits while striking out six and walking two.

Sunday's loss marked the Bruins' fifth defeat in their last 24 games. UCLA (27-19, 12-3 Pac-10) holds a one game lead over Arizona State in the Pac-10 Standings.

Third baseman Jermaine Curtis finished 2-for-3 on Sunday and recorded a .400 average (4-for-10) over the weekend. Gabe Cohen tallied a .500 average (6-for-12) with three home runs, three runs and five RBI against the Golden Bears.

California (24-24, 8-10 Pac-10) was led offensively by catcher Charlie Cutler and center fielder Taylor Grigsby, who each posted 3-for-5 efforts at the plate. Four Golden Bears recorded two hits as the visitors pounded out 20 total hits.

The Golden Bears scored twice in the first and second innings and added four more runs in the third to open an 8-0 lead. California's first inning runs came off first baseman David Cooper's two-run home run home run off the right-field foul pole. The Golden Bears scored twice in the third on an RBI-triple by left fielder Jeff Kobernus and a subsequent RBI-single by center fielder Taylor Grigsby.

California added four runs in the fourth inning on four hits, an error, a walk and a wild pitch. Leading 8-0, right fielder Blake Smith belted his fourth home run of the season, a solo shot to right field. The Golden Bears scored twice in the seventh and tallied five runs in the ninth inning.

UCLA returns to action at Pepperdine on Tuesday, May 8, in a non-conference clash. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Mailbu, Calif.

Game Notes: Right-hander Jason Zinser made his collegiate debut in the ninth inning, allowing two runs and striking out one in one inning of relief...the Bruins have won seven-consecutive three-game weekend series for the first time in program history...left-hander Justin Uribe made his second collegiate pitching appearance.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
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 - 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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