No. 3 UCLA Baseball Falls to Cal State Fullerton, 7-1, at Goodwin Field

March 4, 2008

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FULLERTON, Calif. - The No. 3 UCLA baseball team dropped a 7-1 decision at Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday evening, snapping the Bruins' four-game win streak. Cal State Fullerton's Jeff Kaplan (2-1) limited the Bruins (5-2) to two hits in six scoreless innings, recording eight strikeouts to earn the victory.

UCLA right-hander Dan Klein (1-2) absorbed the loss, allowing six runs (five earned) and nine hits in 5.1 innings.

Cal State Fullerton third baseman Joel Weeks led the Titans offensively, hitting 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI. First baseman Jared Clark finished 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI for the Titans. UCLA center fielder Blair Dunlap hit 1-for-3, notching one base-hit and one RBI. Third baseman Jermaine Curtis finished 2-for-4 at the plate for the Bruins.

The Titans (4-4) struck for three runs in the bottom of the second, assuming a 3-0 lead. Clark led off the frame getting hit by a pitch and moved to third base on designated hitter Corey Jones' ensuing single up the middle. A base-hit to center by Weeks drove home Clark. With runners in scoring position after a sacrifice bunt, left fielder Jeff Newman plated Jones with a sacrifice fly to left. Weeks scored on the next at-bat, advancing home from third base on a wild pitch.

The Titans added two runs in the third inning to take a 5-0 advantage. Shortstop Christian Colon led off the frame with an infield single, advanced to second base on a groundout and scored on right fielder Erik Komatsu's single through the right side. Komatsu took second base on a wild pitch and scored when Clark singled up the middle.

Cal State Fullerton scored their sixth run in the bottom of the fifth. Center fielder Josh Fellhauer doubled to left-center field with one out, stole third base and advanced home on a throwing error by catcher Brent Dean.

UCLA got on the board with one run in the top of the seventh. Trailing 6-0, pinch-hitter Mickey Weisser drew a walk, advanced to second base on a groundout and scored on a base-hit up the middle by Dunlap.

The Titans responded with one run in the bottom of the inning. Komatsu drew a one-out walk, stole second base and moved home on a two-out single to center field by Jones.

UCLA and Cal State Fullerton shift their two-game mid-week swing to Jackie Robinson Stadium on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bruin right-hander Charles Brewer takes the hill and will face Titan right-hander Daniel Renken.

Game Notes: The seven runs scored by Cal State Fullerton are the most by any UCLA opponent this season...both teams meet twice more this spring - Wednesday, March 5 (6 p.m.) at UCLA and Tuesday, May 20 (6 p.m.) at Cal State Fullerton...the Bruins last lost a game on Feb. 23 in the second game of a season-opening double-header against Oklahoma...right-hander Dan Klein made his first collegiate start Tuesday evening.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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