No. 16 UCLA Baseball Blanks UC Riverside, 4-0

March 6, 2012

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LOS ANGELES - Grant Watson scattered two hits through 5.1 scoreless innings to lead the No. 16 UCLA baseball team past UC Riverside, 4-0, and extend the team's win streak to seven games Tuesday night at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Watson (3-0) earned his team-leading third victory, allowing three baserunners in his third start. Watson and four UCLA relief pitchers limited UC Riverside to four hits.

Beau Amaral paced the Bruins' offense with a 3-for-5 effort, as UCLA (9-3) pounded out 10 hits in its first shutout of the season. Cody Regis was the other UCLA batter to record multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with two runs.

Tyler Heineman extended his hitting streak to 12 games, going 1-for-3 with one run and one walk.

Mitch Patito (1-1) absorbed the loss for UC Riverside (4-8), allowing three runs and six hits through four innings.

UCLA scored one run in the second inning before adding two in the fifth and one in the sixth. The Bruins loaded the bases in the first inning, as Patito threw 38 pitches in the frame, but were unable to score any runs.

A one-out single to right field by Amaral in the bottom of the second scored Regis from second base, handing UCLA a 1-0 cushion. The Bruins added a pair of runs in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Trevor Brown and a two-out, run-scoring infield single by pinch-hitter Brian Carroll.

UCLA pushed its margin to 4-0 on Cody Keefer's two-out bunt single in the bottom of the sixth, allowing Cody Regis to score the fourth run of the game.

The Bruins return to action Friday evening, when they open a three-game series at No. 9 Georgia (11-2) at the Bulldogs' Foley Field. Game time of the series opener is 3 p.m. (PT)/6 p.m. (ET). The series continues on Saturday at 11 a.m. (PT)/2 p.m. (ET) and Sunday at 10 a.m. (PT)/1 p.m. (ET).

Game Notes: Tuesday's win marked UCLA's first shutout since May 28, 2011, when the Bruins won 7-0 at Arizona State ... through his last four appearances (two starts), Grant Watson has allowed one run and three hits in 10.1 innings ... UCLA's pitching staff lowered its earned-run average to a 3.36 mark on Tuesday ... Jeff Gelalich, Tyler Heineman and Cody Keefer have reached base safely (via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch) in all 12 games this season ... Chase Brewer threw 1.2 scoreless innings, inducing an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the sixth inning.


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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 - 6:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
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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