No. 5 Miami Edges No. 11 UCLA Baseball, 9-8

Feb. 10, 2007

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Coral Gables, Fla. - The 11th-ranked UCLA baseball team lost to fifth-ranked Miami, 9-8, Saturday night at Mark Light Field. The Hurricanes rallied from an 8-6 ninth-inning deficit with three runs to record its second one-run victory over the Bruins in as many nights.

Miami (2-2) used three-consecutive singles and one double to open the bottom of the ninth inning and tie the score, 8-8. With one out, Hurricane third baseman Gus Menendez delivered the game-winning single to center field, scoring first baseman Yonder Alonso.

UCLA junior Brant Rustich (0-1) absorbed the loss, allowing three runs off five hits in 1.0 inning. Miami's David Gutierrez (1-0) picked up the win after pitching 1.0 scoreless inning.

The Bruins (2-3) trailed 6-3 in the seventh and used five runs over the final three innings to mount a furious comeback. UCLA added one run in the seventh and two in the eighth to tie the score, 6-6, before taking its first lead of the game in the top of the ninth.

Sophomore Brandon Crawford and senior Tim Stewart led off the top of the ninth with back-to-back home runs, giving UCLA an 8-6 lead. Crawford's blast on a 1-1 pitch broke a 6-6 deadlock. Two pitches after the shortstop's first home run of the season, Stewart followed with a solo shot to the same location beyond the left-field fence.

The Bruins trailed from the first inning and continued to cut down Miami's lead. The Hurricanes struck first with solo home runs from sophomores Jemile Weeks and Yonder Alonso in the bottom of the first frame. UCLA tied the contest in the next inning, using two singles, two walks and one hit by pitch.

Miami recaptured the lead, 3-2, with a run in the second inning and added two more in the third. UCLA cut the deficit to 5-3 on Carrithers' first RBI-double in the fourth inning. The Hurricanes added one run off two hits and one walk in the sixth inning.

UCLA concludes its three-game series at Miami on Sunday at 10 a.m. (PST). Freshman Gavin Brooks makes his second start of the season for UCLA and will face Miami left-hander Manny Miguelez. Sunday's game can be followed on CSTV's GameTracker at uclabruins.com.

Game Notes: Junior Alden Carrithers finished the evening 2-for-4 with two RBI and one walk to raise his batting average to .421...redshirt sophomore Brendan Lafferty made his second career collegiate start and gave up five runs on six hits...sophomore Jason Novak allowed one run on two hits in 3.0 innings...the Bruins used five pitchers and the Hurricanes trotted out seven hurlers.


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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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