Carrithers' Four-Hit Game Leads UCLA Baseball Past Washington State, 7-5

May 20, 2007

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PULLMAN, Wash. - The UCLA baseball team defeated Washington State, 7-5, Sunday afternoon under cloudy skies at Bailey-Brayton Field. Second baseman Alden Carrithers led the Bruins' offense, hitting 4-for-5 with a career-high four runs. Freshman left-hander Gavin Brooks (4-6) earned the victory, limiting the Cougars to five runs (two earned) and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings.

Right-hander Garett Claypool notched his fourth save, pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Washington State left-hander Ross Humes (3-3) absorbed the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) and three hits in one inning of relief.

Right fielder Gabe Cohen and first baseman Cody Decker each hit 3-for-4. Decker tied his career high with three hits and added two RBI. Designated hitter Casey Haerther hit 2-for-5, totaling two hits for the second consecutive day.

Trailing 4-2 in the eighth inning, UCLA rallied with four runs to claim a 6-4 lead. Carrithers scored the first run of the inning on a double to left-center by Cohen. Haerther's single to center sent home Decker. Catcher Ryan Babineau delivered the tie-breaking hit with a bases-loaded infield single. Babineau's base-hit drove home left fielder Will Penniall and Haerther scored on a throwing error by second baseman Jeff Miller.

UCLA took the game's first lead, scoring once in the top of the first. Washington State captured a 2-1 lead in the third inning on a two-error play. With a runner aboard second base, catcher Mike Gilbert's grounder to third was overthrown by Jermaine Curtis, allowing first baseman Jim Murphy to score from second. The ensuing relay to third base got away down the left field line and Gilbert scored.

Bruin first baseman Cody Decker responded with an RBI-single through the right side of the infield in the top of the third, tying the contest, 2-2.

The Cougars took a 4-2 lead on a bizarre play in the bottom of the sixth. With runners at first and second base, Gilbert was thrown out, third to first, on a sacrifice bunt and collided hard with first baseman Cody Decker. The collision left Decker lying on the infield face down, allowing Jeff Miller to score and Murphy to take third. Center fielder Zach Borba brought home Gilbert from third with a sacrifice fly to right field.

UCLA returns to action Friday, May 25, when the Bruins open a three-game series at Jackie Robinson Stadium against Oregon State. Next weekend's series marks the final three games for both UCLA and Oregon State. First pitch on Friday is slated for 6 p.m.

Game Notes: Gabe Cohen finished the weekend hitting 8-for-12 with three RBI...Cohen extended his hitting streak to six games when he singled to left in the third inning...UCLA witnessed a 60-degree swing between last weekend's series at Arizona State and Sunday's game in Pullman, Wash. - after playing in 105-degree weather in Tempe, Ariz., the Bruins played in 45-degree temperatures Sunday.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
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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