UCLA Baseball Takes Series from Pacific with 8-3 Victory
March 26, 2007

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Los Angeles - Freshman Gavin Brooks recorded a career-best eight strikeouts to lead UCLA past Pacific, 8-3, Monday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Second baseman Alden Carrithers finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored to help give UCLA (10-14) the series victory over the visiting Tigers (7-19-1).

Brooks (2-3) allowed just two runs off three hits through 5.2 innings to earn his second victory of the season. Freshman right-hander Garett Claypool allowed one run off three hits in 3.1 innings of relief to earn his second save. Pacific right-hander Jake Wild (1-4) absorbed the loss, allowing six runs off five hits in 2.0 innings.

Designated hitter Will Penniall, first baseman Cody Decker, third baseman Eddie Murray and right fielder Gabe Cohen all finished 2-for-4 at the plate. Cohen tallied two RBI and one run, and Penniall scored two runs for the Bruins. Shortstop Brandon Crawford delivered with a 2-for-3 effort, his 12th multi-hit game of the season.

UCLA jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one inning and led 8-0 after three. Carrithers doubled to left-center field, plating Penniall from second. Crawford brought home Carrithers with a double to the right-center field gap.

In UCLA's six-run third inning, Penniall led off with a single to right. Carrithers followed a two-run blast over the right field fence. Crawford walked, and Decker reached on an infield single. Left fielder Mickey Weisser was safe at first with on a sacrifice bunt when Pacific pitcher Brett Manning bobbled the ball. With the bases loaded, Cohen lined a double to left, scoring Decker and Crawford. Weisser gave UCLA a 7-0 cushion when he scored on a wild pitch. Catcher Ryan Babineau brought home Cohen with a sacrifice fly to right.

Pacific answered with two runs in the top of the fourth. Third baseman Justin Baum put the Tigers on the board with a solo home run to right. Designated hitter Joey Centanni reached first on a walk, and scored on right fielder Zach Chamberlin's double to left field. Pacific added its third run in the top of the ninth.

The Bruins return to action at 6 p.m. Friday, March 30, when they begin Pac-10 play at Stanford University. UCLA and Stanford continue the three-game series Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Gavin Brooks topped his previous career high of five strikeouts when he fanned his sixth batter of the afternoon - Dennis Hill - in the top of the second...Brooks made 106 pitches in 5.2 innings...five Bruins tallied multi-hit games, and Alden Carrithers led all players with three RBI...UCLA evened its record against Pacific to 6-6 (since 1975)...with two hits in three at-bats, Brandon Crawford raised his team-leading batting average to .358 (34-for-95)...Gabe Cohen and Alden Carrithers both finished 5-for-11 (.455 avg) in three games against Pacific.


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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 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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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