No. 22 UCLA Baseball Outlasts No. 12 UC Irvine, 4-2

May 1, 2007

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IRVINE, Calif. - Third baseman Jermaine Curtis' three-run blast in the fifth inning helped lead the No. 22 UCLA baseball team past No. 12 UC Irvine, 4-2, Tuesday evening at Anteater Ballpark. Curtis finished 1-for-4 with one run, three RBI and his second home run in UCLA's last four games. Second baseman Alden Carrithers hit 3-for-5 with one run.

The Bruins (25-18) have won 17 of their last 21 games and have tallied victories in seven of their last eight road contests.

Freshman right-hander Garett Claypool (2-0) picked up the victory after limiting the host Anteaters to two runs off five hits through five innings. UC Irvine right-hander Dylan Axelrod (2-3) absorbed the loss, allowing four runs off five hits in 4.2 innings. Bruin left-hander Tim Murphy notched his first career save, striking out five hitters in 2.1 innings of relief.

The Bruins' fifth-inning rally began with two outs. Designated hitter Casey Haerther doubled to right-center field and moved to third on catcher Ryan Babineau's single. Curtis battled from an 0-and-2 count, fouling off two pitches, taking a ball and fouling off three more pitches before belting a three-run shot over the left field fence. The Bruins added one more run in the fourth on consecutive singles by Alden Carrithers, Brandon Crawford and Cody Decker.

UC Irvine (31-13-1) took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. With runners at first and third, designated hitter Sean Madigan belted a two-RBI double off the right-field wall.

UCLA returns to action Friday, May 4, to open a three-game Pac-10 series against California at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Friday's first pitch is slated for 6 p.m.

Game Notes: Garett Claypool made his sixth start of the season...Jermaine Curtis' three-run home run was his second of his season and career - Curtis' other home run came on Friday, April 27, in UCLA's 9-3 victory over Arizona...in the Bruins' last seven games, Curtis has hit at a .500 clip (14-for-28) with two home runs and 11 RBI...Tim Murphy struck out Bryan Petersen on three pitches when he entered in the bottom of the seventh with two runners on base and two outs...Alden Carrithers posted his 19th multi-hit effort of the season.


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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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