No. 11 UCLA Baseball Earns Sweep With 4-2 Win at Washington

May 13, 2012

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SEATTLE - Scott Griggs collected his 13th save to establish the school's single-season record, leading the No. 11 UCLA baseball team past Washington, 4-2, in a Pac-12 series sweep at Husky Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.

The Bruins (35-13, 15-9 Pac-12) collected their seventh win in their last eight games, snapping a 2-2 tie with a pair of two-out runs in the top of the eighth inning at Washington (26-21, 11-13).

David Berg (5-2) earned the victory by throwing 1.1 scoreless innings in relief, making his conference-leading 35th pitching appearance of the spring. Berg set UCLA's single-season freshman record for appearances.

Griggs moved into first place on UCLA's single-season saves list, eclipsing Gabe Sollecito's 12-save total from 1992.

Kevin Kramer went 3-for-3, and Jeff Gelalich went 1-for-5 with his team-leading ninth home run as the Bruins extended their winning streak against the Huskies to 14 games.

UCLA improved to 16-3 in road and neutral site games with Sunday's win.

Washington's Nick Palewicz (1-2) absorbed the loss in relief, surrendering two runs and five hits in 1.1 innings.

Pat Valaika scored the game-winning run in the top of the eighth inning with two outs. Valaika raced home from second base and escaped the tag of catcher B.K. Santy on a close play at home plate on Kevin Williams' two-out single to right field. Beau Amaral followed with a run-scoring single through the right side, plating Kramer.

UCLA starter Zack Weiss limited the Huskies to two runs and five hits in 6.2 innings but did not record a decision.

Washington tied the game, 2-2, in the bottom of the seventh on Andrew Ely's pinch-hit, two-run homer with two outs. After Weiss recorded two outs to open that half of the seventh inning, Santy singled to right field and Ely homered.

Gelalich helped provide each of the Bruins first two runs, as UCLA led 2-0 after the third inning. His run-scoring groundout in the top of the first scored Amaral. Gelalich belted a solo home run to right field in the top of the third, notching his team-leading ninth round-tripper of the season.

UCLA returns to action at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday evening. Game time at the Titans' Goodwin Field in Fullerton, Calif., is 6 p.m.

Game Notes: UCLA's 14-game winning streak against Washington dates back to April 26, 2008 ... with Sunday's victory, head coach John Savage has won 17 games (going 17-7) against Washington in eight seasons at UCLA, his largest win total against any team in his tenure as the Bruins' head coach ... the Bruins have won their last six series against Washington ... UCLA has now swept six road series over the last three seasons (2010 at Washington and California, 2011 at Oregon, and 2012 at Georgia, Utah and Washington) ... UCLA has gone 29-10 on the road in conference games since the start of the 2010 season.


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Friday, Feb 19
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 14
Tuesday, Feb 23
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 10
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
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vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
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vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
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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
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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 - 6:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Sunday, May 08 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, May 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 13 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 14 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, May 17 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
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