Jan. 28, 2012
LOS ANGELES - The UCLA baseball team earned a 13-0 victory in an exhibition contest against the UCLA Alumni Team on Saturday afternoon under sunny skies at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Right-hander Nick Vander Tuig secured the victory, allowing one hit in four scoreless innings as UCLA's starting pitcher. Vander Tuig faced the minimum 12 batters through four frames.
Playing as the visitors, the current Bruins' ballclub scored three runs in the third inning and broke through with a nine-run sixth inning before adding one more run in the seventh.
UCLA's 2012 ballclub received a 2-for-3 effort from Cody Keefer, who had a key two-run single in the sixth inning. Brenton Allen added to the Bruins' cushion in the sixth with a bases-clearing double down the right field line.
Right-hander Zack Weiss threw three scoreless innings in relief of Vander Tuig. Weiss struck out two batters and scattered two hits.
Earlier in the day, the baseball program hosted the "Old-Timers" Game, featuring alumni who played baseball at UCLA prior to 1980. In a four-inning contest, the Blue team defeated the Gold team, 5-0.
Over 60 former UCLA baseball players returned for Saturday's alumni festivities.
UCLA opens the regular season against Maryland on Friday, Feb. 17. Game time of the season opener is 6 p.m. The Bruins and Terrapins continue the three-game series on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.