No. 11 UCLA Baseball Wins Series Opener at California, 7-2

May 18, 2012

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BERKELEY, Calif. - The No. 11 UCLA baseball team scored five runs in the second inning and held on to defeat California, 7-2, in the opening contest of a three-game Pac-12 series at Evans Diamond on Friday afternoon.

Trevor Brown went 3-for-4 with two runs, leading the Bruins (37-13, 16-9 Pac-12) to their ninth win in their last 10 contests and extending the team's winning streak to six games.

UCLA scored five runs in the second inning and two runs in the third to lead, 7-0, against California (26-23, 9-16).

Right-hander Adam Plutko (8-3) earned his third win in his last three starts, tossing 6.1 scoreless innings. Plutko scattered six hits, walked four batters and recorded three strikeouts.

Shane Zeile went 2-for-5 with two runs, and Kevin Williams went 2-for-4 with one run. Cody Regis led the Bruins with two RBI, going 1-for-3 with a two-run triple and one run.

California's Matt Flemer (7-5) absorbed the loss, allowing seven runs (six earned) and 11 hits in seven innings. Danny Oh (2-for-3), Andrew Knapp (2-for-5) and Chadd Krist (2-for-4) each had two hits for the Golden Bears.

Regis' two-RBI triple on a fly ball to the center field fence put UCLA ahead of California, 2-0, with nobody out in the top of the second inning. With the infield drawn in, Kevin Kramer bounced a single into left field, scoring Regis. Kramer advanced to third base on Williams' ensuing single to left field and scored on Beau Amaral's base-hit to center. UCLA scored its fifth run on a run-scoring groundout by Cody Keefer.

The Bruins scored twice in the third inning after Brown opened the frame with a leadoff base-hit. Zeile followed with a bunt single that sent Brown to second base. After a double steal, Brown raced home on a wild pitch and Zeile advanced to third base. Chris Keck's sacrifice fly to center field scored Zeile.

The Golden Bears scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning to reduce UCLA's cushion to 7-2.

UCLA continues its Pac-12 series against California on Saturday at 1 p.m. The series will conclude on Sunday at 1 p.m. A live audio broadcast of each game will be available online, free of charge, at uclabruins.com.

Game Notes: UCLA's 37 wins this season are the second-most for any Bruins' ballclub in the last 15 seasons (UCLA won 51 games in 2010) ... Adam Plutko has secured the win in four of his last five starts ... the Bruins improved their record to a nation-best 18-3 in all road and neutral site games ... Jeff Gelalich extended his hitting streak to eight games ... David Berg pitched 1.2 hitless innings in relief, pitching in his 12th consecutive game ... Berg made his Pac-12-leading 37th appearance and is now tied for third place on UCLA's single-season appearances list (with Bill Wenrick, 1987) ... UCLA has won each of its last four games against California at Evans Diamond.



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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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