No. 18 UCLA Baseball Downs No. 12 Arizona, 11-4

April 28, 2007

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Los Angeles - Right fielder Gabe Cohen and second baseman Alden Carrithers each tallied three hits to lead No. 18 UCLA past No. 12 Arizona, 11-4, Saturday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. With the victory, UCLA has won 16 of its last 19 contests, including nine of the last 10 games.

Left-hander Tim Murphy (3-2) struck out nine Wildcats in 6.0 innings, allowing just three runs (two earned) off five hits. The sophomore from Vista, Calif., has posted a perfect 3-0 record in Pac-10 play. Cohen finished 3-for-5 with one home run, two runs and two RBI. Carrithers registered a 3-for-5 effort at the plate, collecting one run and three RBI for the host Bruins (24-17, 10-1 Pac-10).

With the series victory over Arizona (31-11, 9-5 Pac-10), the Bruins have won their last six home Pac-10 series. UCLA has won four consecutive Pac-10 series in the same season for the first time since 1987.

Arizona left-hander Brad Mills (8-4) absorbed the loss, allowing six runs off six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Mills struck out six and issued four walks. Center fielder T.J. Steele led the Wildcats offensively, hitting 2-for-4 with one run.

UCLA took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, taking advantage of three hits and a Wildcat error. The Wildcats responded in the top of the second with a leadoff home run by designated hitter Bill Rhinehart, cutting the Bruins' lead to 2-1.

Arizona used two runs in the fifth inning to assume a 3-2 advantage. With runners on the corners, left fielder Hunter Pace reached first on a bunt single, sending home right fielder Jon Gaston. Shortstop Colt Sedbrook was safe at first on a fielding error by third baseman Jermaine Curtis, allowing second baseman Kevin Rodland to score from third.

UCLA wrested the lead back from Arizona when Cohen clubbed a two-run home run to left field in the bottom of the sixth. Leading 4-3, UCLA added three more runs in the inning when Curtis walked with the bases loaded, Carrithers singled to right and Crawford grounded out to second.

UCLA scored four runs in the seventh inning to lead, 11-3. Carrithers and Curtis led the charge in the bottom of the seventh, as Curtis reached on an RBI-single and scored on Carrithers' two-RBI double to right field.

The Bruins conclude their weekend series against Arizona on Sunday, April 29, at 1 p.m.

Game Notes: Tim Murphy recorded a career-high nine strikeouts...Alden Carrithers tallied his 17th multi-hit effort of the year and his seventh multi-RBI contest...UCLA improved to 16-7 at home this season...the Bruins have totaled a 20-2 record when scoring six or more runs.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 6
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