No. 22 UCLA Baseball Takes Down California, 13-6

May 4, 2007

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LOS ANGELES - Right fielder Gabe Cohen finished 4-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI to lead No. 22 UCLA past California, 13-6, in the series opener Friday evening at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The first-place Bruins belted three home runs and pounded out 17 hits to remain atop the Pac-10 standings.

Designated hitter Casey Haerther and left fielder Will Penniall each hit 3-for-4 for the Bruins (26-18, 11-2 Pac-10), who recorded their 18th win in their last 22 games. Third baseman Jermaine Curtis registered a 2-for-4 effort and reached base in three of his six plate appearances.

Senior right-hander Tyson Brummett (9-4) registered his sixth win in his last six starts, allowing five runs (four earned) off nine hits in 6.2 innings. Brummett struck out five and issued two walks. California right-hander Tyson Ross (5-6) absorbed the loss, giving up seven runs off 11 hits in four innings.

The Golden Bears (23-23, 7-9 Pac-10) scored one run in the first inning. UCLA answered with a three-run first inning to assume a 3-1 advantage and led the rest of the way. Third baseman Jermaine Curtis led off with a double and scored two at-bats later on shortstop Brandon Crawford's infield single. First baseman Cody Decker and designated hitter Casey Haerther each recorded RBI-singles.

The Bruins added two more runs in the third inning. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Babineau brought home left fielder Will Penniall on a groundout to third. Curtis' sacrifice fly to the left-field warning track scored Haerther, who reached base on a double. In the fourth inning, Cohen belted a solo home run to left, handing the Bruins a 6-2 cushion. UCLA added another run that inning on an RBI-double center fielder Justin Uribe.

UCLA scored two more runs in the fifth. Cohen registered his third hit of the evening, an RBI-single scoring Carrithers from second. Haerther drew a walk with the bases loaded to score Decker and hand the Bruins a 9-2 lead.

California scored once in the sixth inning on an RBI-double by right fielder Blake Smith. The Golden Bears cut UCLA's lead to 9-5 with a two-run home run to left by second baseman Josh Satin.

UCLA added three runs in the seventh - Justin Uribe belted his second career home run, a two-run shot to right, and Curtis brought home the Bruins' 12th run with an RBI base-hit. California added a run in the eighth on an RBI-double by left fielder Ryan Hanlon.

The Bruins return to action against California on Saturday at 2 p.m. UCLA will send left-hander Tim Murphy to the hill, and the visiting Golden Bears will counter with right-hander Alex Rollins.

Game Notes: UCLA improved to 16-4 with third baseman Jermaine Curtis in the lineup...having won 18 of their last 22 games, the Bruins are off to their best 22-game stretch since 1997 when UCLA began its season 19-2-1 before advancing to the College World Series in June...UCLA has reached the 11-win plateau in conference play fast than any other UCLA baseball team - the Bruins have notched their 11th Pac-10 win in 13 games; the 1979 squad won Pac-10 game number 11 in 14 contests.


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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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