No. 22 UCLA Baseball Wins at Cal State Northridge, 19-7

Feb. 21, 2012

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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Jeff Gelalich led a 16-hit attack, going 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI, as the No. 22 UCLA baseball team defeated Cal State Northridge, 19-7, at Matador Field on Tuesday afternoon.

The visiting Bruins led 5-0 after the top of the third inning and saw an 8-2 lead reduced to 9-7 after five innings. UCLA (2-2) scored once in the seventh and broke the game open with a nine-run eighth inning.

Six of UCLA's starting position players had at least two hits, with Pat Valaika going 3-for-4 with a career-high four runs. Making his first career start as UCLA's first baseman, Shane Zeile went 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run. In all, the Bruins totaled 10 extra-base hits - three home runs, two bases-clearing triples and five doubles.

UCLA's defense turned a triple play in the bottom of the fourth. With runners at first and second base, Cal Vogelsang grounded a ball sharply toward third base. UCLA's Cody Regis fielded the ball, stepped on the base and fired to second baseman Kevin Kramer for the second out. Kramer threw to first base, where Vogelsang was initially called safe before the umpires ruled that first-base runner Alexis Mercado had interfered as a baserunner.

Zack Ortiz (1-0) earned the victory, allowing three unearned runs and two hits in two innings of relief of starting pitcher Grant Watson. David Berg struck out four batters in two scoreless innings of relief, before Ryan Deeter and Scott Griggs each threw one scoreless inning.

Tyler Heineman opened the scoring for UCLA, belting his first career home run, a two-run live drive shot to right field, with one out in the third inning. Trevor Brown followed later that inning with a two-out, three-RBI double. Brown finished the game going 2-for-3 with four RBI.

Cal State Northridge's Todd Eskelin went 1-for-3 with one three-run home run and two runs.

Harper White (0-1) was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs while walking three batters and allowing one hit in 0.1 innings of relief.

UCLA returns to action with a three-game series at home against Baylor beginning Friday, Feb. 25. Game time of the series opener Friday is 6 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins and Bears will play at 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Game Notes: UCLA's 19 runs against Cal State Northridge marked the most runs scored by a Bruins' team since March 19, 2010, when UCLA defeated Oral Roberts, 20-4...the Bruins recorded their first game with at least three home runs since June 5, 2010, when they belted three homers against LSU in a 6-3 NCAA Regional victory at Jackie Robinson Stadium...Jeff Gelalich became UCLA's first player to belt two homers in a game since June 12, 2010, when Cody Regis slugged two round-trippers against Cal State Fullerton in an NCAA Super Regional victory at Jackie Robinson Stadium...Pat Valaika became the first UCLA player to score four runs since Cody Decker accomplished the feat in a 15-2 win over Cal State Bakersfield on May 5, 2009.



EVENT INFORMATION
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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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