UCLA Baseball Falls to Washington State, 7-2, in Series Opener

April 3, 2009

Box Score

PULLMAN, Wash. - The UCLA baseball team dropped the first contest of a three-game series at Washington State, 7-2, on Friday evening at Bailey-Brayton Field. Right-hander Gerrit Cole (2-3) recorded eight strikeouts in 6.1 innings and was tagged with the loss, allowing five runs and two hits.

Washington State left-hander Matt Way (4-2) earned the victory, logging a career-high 10 strikeouts in a complete-game effort. Way limited the Bruins (10-16, 4-3 Pac-10) to two runs and five hits.

UCLA shortstop Niko Gallego led the Bruins' offense, totaling a career-high three hits with one run in three at-bats. Center fielder Blair Dunlap went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, his round-tripper of the season.

Washington State first baseman Alex Burg went 2-for-4 with one home run, two runs and two RBI. Center fielder Garry Kuykendall went 1-for-3 with two RBI and one run for the host Cougars (11-12, 3-1 Pac-10).

The Bruins led 2-0 in the third after Dunlap's homer. Washington State got on the board with solo homer to right field by first baseman Alex Burg in the bottom of the fifth, snapping Cole's streak of 12 consecutive batters retired.

The Cougars took a 7-2 lead with a six-run seventh inning. After drawing a leadoff walk, Vucinich moved to second on a groundout before scoring on a single to left by Burg. Following one hit batter and one walk to load the bases, right fielder Jared Prince was hit by a pitch, sending home Burg. A bloop two-RBI double to shallow left field by Kuykendall scored two Cougars.

Washington State added its sixth run on a sacrifice fly to center by third baseman Matt Argyropoulous. The Cougars plated their seven run as Kuykendall scored from second base on a throwing error by third baseman Casey Haerther.

UCLA and Washington State resume their three-game series on Saturday. Game time at Bailey-Brayton Field is slated for 2 p.m. The Bruins will send right-hander Charles Brewer to the hill, and Washington State will counter with right-hander Chad Arnold.

Game Notes: Gerrit Cole retired the first 12 batters he faced, and allowed just one baserunner in his first 19 batters faced...the Bruins limited Washington State to four hits...Friday's loss marked the Bruins' first loss to Washington State since dropping a 10-5 decision at Bailey-Brayton Field on May 19, 2007.


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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
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
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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