No. 18 UCLA Baseball Falls to UC Riverside, 3-1

April 24, 2007

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Riverside, Calif. - The No. 18 UCLA baseball team dropped a 3-1 decision to UC Riverside Tuesday evening at Riverside Sports Complex. Catcher Ryan Babineau led the Bruins offensively, as he hit 3-for-3 and scored the only run for UCLA (22-17).

The loss was UCLA's third in the last 17 games and snapped the Bruins' seven-game win streak. UCLA and UC Riverside split the home-and-home season series, as the Bruins downed the Highlanders, 3-2, on Feb. 13.

Bruin left-hander Brendan Lafferty (3-1) was tagged with the loss, allowing two unearned runs off one hit in 2.2 innings of relief. Highlander right-hander Matt Montgomery (1-0) picked up his first victory of the season, throwing three innings of scoreless relief. Right-hander Joe Kelly notched his third save of the year, pitching a scoreless ninth inning for UC Riverside.

UC Riverside (24-16) took a 1-0 lead on a solo home run by shortstop Jaime Pedroza in the top of the first inning. The Bruins tied the contest in the fifth on an RBI-single to right by second baseman Alden Carrithers, who scored catcher Ryan Babineau from third.

The Highlanders cashed in on two UCLA errors in the bottom of the sixth to assume a 3-1 lead. With runners at first and second, left fielder Aaron Wible reached first on a fielding error by Bruin shortstop Brandon Crawford, allowing Pedroza to score from second. With two outs, Lafferty misplayed a groundball off the mound from second baseman Ben Price, allowing first baseman Mark Samuelson to score.

UCLA returns to action Friday, April 24, when the 18th-ranked Bruins open a three-game Pac-10 series against Arizona (31-9, 9-3 Pac-10). First pitch Friday is slated for 6 p.m.

Game Notes: Right-hander Garett Claypool allowed one run off two hits in 3.0 innings and faced one hitter in the fourth inning; Claypool struck out two and walked one...Brandon Crawford extended his hitting streak to eight games with a double to left in the third inning...UCLA dropped to 16-5 in games in which the Bruins had out-hit their opponent...Ryan Babineau tallied his 10th multi-hit contest of season; he has twice recorded three hits in a game and has posted one four-hit effort...Kevin Brophy struck out two hitters in 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.


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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