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UCLA 3, Illinois-Chicago 1 - Postgame Quotes
By: UCLA Athletics

June 3, 2007

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head coach John Savage
opening statement
"Well, it's far from over. It was a great game by Gavin [Brooks]. He really stepped up and we had a lot of opportunities that we couldn't cash in. But, a win is a win and Gavin showed maturity beyond his years. It's good to win that second game as it's obviously a big game, but there's a lot of tournament left and we need to be ready to keep going."

on what is left in UCLA's pitching staff
"Well, we got a quite a bit. We've only thrown two guys and [Tim] Murphy threw two pitches last night. We feel like that we're in a pretty good position. Gavin gave us exactly what we wanted, a complete game in the winner's bracket. We feel good about our pitching and our bullpen. They are ready. They should be sharp and ready to go."

on getting some extra bases and being aggressive
"We have to scrap some runs and we do know that we want to execute. We wanted to get some bunts down and we had some opportunities when we needed to and we didn't get a fly ball when we needed to when we had a runner on third less than two outs, it was frustrating tonight. We left a lot of people on base, we feel like we have executed for the most part especially the last two months. It's exciting baseball but it was frustrating tonight, but we got the win."

freshman pitcher Gavin Brooks
on tonight's performance
"There were some little jitters and I needed to trust myself more. I started to aim more and trust myself a little bit more. I've been working hard between weeks in the bullpen. It was a big game for us to win today and it was nice to save our bullpen, so it was a lot of hard work."

sophomore catcher Ryan Babineau
on hitters getting frustrated with some open opportunities
"I don't think necessarily we were getting frustrated. Sometimes things don't go your way on how you draw it up. You try to stick to the plan and do the best you can and execute as in many situations as you could."

thoughts on pitcher Gavin Brooks
"You can't say enough about Gavin Brooks performance being a freshman, throwing a complete game in a regional setting. I just can't say enough about his performance. He just did an unbelievable job. Like you said, he started off pretty slow, he was aiming the ball a little bit. Once he settled down, he was commanding all of his pitches and he looked like he knew where he going. I'm proud of him."

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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