UCLA Baseball Falls to No. 16 Oklahoma, 6-4, in Series Finale

March 8, 2009

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NORMAN, Okla. - The UCLA baseball team lost the series finale at No. 16 Oklahoma, 6-4, on Sunday afternoon before 1,005 fans at the Sooners' L. Dale Mitchell Park. Second baseman Eddie Murray led the Bruins with a 3-for-4 effort, recording one double, one RBI and one run.

The Sooners (12-3) were led by third baseman Garrett Buechele, who went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI double, and center fielder Jamie Johnson, who went 1-for-3 with two RBI.

Oklahoma right-hander Garrett Richards (1-0) earned his first victory of the season, limiting the Bruins (2-10) to three runs and seven hits in seven innings. Richards logged seven strikeouts and issued just one walk. Right-hander Ryan Duke allowed one hit in the ninth inning before recording his third save in as many days.

UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole (1-2) was tagged with the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) and nine hits in three innings. Cole logged three strikeouts and issued one walk. Left-hander Gavin Brooks tossed five hitless innings in relief, recording five strikeouts and two walks.

Oklahoma scored two runs in each of the first three innings. In the bottom of the first, third baseman Garrett Buechele lined a two-out double over the reach of right fielder Gabe Cohen, allowing two runners to score. In the second, Oklahoma plated two runs with consecutive singles with the bases loaded. The following frame, the Sooners scored two runs (both unearned) on two singles, one error and one sacrifice fly.

UCLA got on the board with one run in the top of the third. With two outs, second baseman Eddie Murray lined a two-out double to right field, scoring center fielder Blair Dunlap from first base. In the top of the sixth, Murray raced home from third base on an infield groundout by Cohen, cutting Oklahoma's advantage to 6-2.

The Bruins reduced their deficit to 6-3 in the seventh when Uribe led off the frame with a solo homer to left. UCLA added their fourth run in the top of the eighth.

UCLA returns to action against UC Santa Barbara at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 10. Game time is 6 p.m. Tickets for adults and children cost two dollars as part of the Bruins' ongoing "Two-Dollar Tuesday" promotion.

Game Notes: Eddie Murray recorded his third multiple-hit game of the year (second three-hit effort) and has raised his batting average to a .382 mark...left-hander Gavin Brooks retired the first eight batters he faced in relief...Casey Haerther finished 1-for-4 with an RBI and has hit safely in 10 of the Bruins' 12 games...Blair Dunlap extended his hitting streak to seven games with a double in the top of the eighth inning.


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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
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1
Saturday, May 28 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 11:00 AM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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