No. 18 UCLA Baseball Drops Series Finale to No. 12 Arizona, 5-3

April 29, 2007

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Los Angeles - The No. 18 UCLA baseball team fell to No. 12 Arizona, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Freshman left-hander Gavin Brooks (3-5) recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts through 8.0 innings, allowing five runs (one earned) off six hits.

UCLA (24-18, 10-2 Pac-10) lost for just the fourth time in its last 20 games. Arizona (32-11, 10-5 Pac-10) snapped a season-high four-game losing streak. Bruin third baseman Jermaine Curtis led UCLA's offense, hitting 2-for-4 with one run. Second baseman Alden Carrithers posted a 2-for-5 effort with one run and one RBI.

With the Wildcats trailing 3-2 in the top of the eighth, Arizona first baseman C.J. Ziegler belted a three-run home run to left on a 3-and-2 count with two outs. Ziegler finished the afternoon 1-for-4 with three RBI.

Wildcat right-hander Mike Colla allowed three runs (one earned) off nine hits in 5.2 innings, recording five strikeouts and three walks. Jason Stoffel (4-0) earned the victory in relief, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings while striking out four.

Arizona opened the scoring in the fifth inning, scoring two runs on a bases-loaded pass ball and a sacrifice fly from pinch-hitter Oliver Padre.

UCLA tied the contest, 2-2, on a fielding error by Ziegler in the bottom of the fifth. With two outs and the bases loaded, left fielder Will Penniall's ground ball bounced under Ziegler, allowing third baseman Jermaine Curtis and second baseman Alden Carrithers to score.

The Bruins took their first lead of the game in the sixth inning. Catcher Ryan Babineau singled through the left side, and Curtis followed with a base-hit to right. Carrithers' base-hit up the middle scored Babineau from second base to give UCLA the 3-2 advantage.

UCLA returns to action Tuesday, May 1, at UC Irvine in a non-conference contest. First pitch between the Bruins and Anteaters is slated for 6 p.m.

Game Notes: Will Penniall's leaping catch against the left-field wall in the third inning prevented Arizona's Hunter Pace from recording his first home run of the season...Gavin Brooks' 11 strikeouts were the most by any Bruin pitcher this season - previously, Tyson Brummett struck out 10 hitters at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 23)...Jermaine Curtis finished the weekend against Arizona hitting .500 (6-for-12) with six RBI and four runs scored.


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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
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 6
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