Huff Shuts Down The Sun Devils, 5-1

April 22, 2006

Box Score

Los Angeles - UCLA junior LHP Dave Huff earned his second-consecutive complete game win with a dominating performance against No. 10 Arizona State to lead the Bruins to a 5-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Huff (5-2) gave up one run on two hits with six strikeouts and retired the final 22-of-23 Sun Devils he faced in the game.

The win improves UCLA to 22-16 and 6-5 in the Pac-10, while Arizona State drops to 28-13 and 7-4 in the Pac-10.

Senior Chris Jensen went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored, and freshman Jermaine Curtis went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and a RBI.

UCLA jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Sun Devils in the first inning. Curtis led off the bottom half of the inning with a walk, followed by a base hit through the right side by Jensen. Junior Tim Stewart then singled through the left side to drive in Curtis from second. Eric Taylor, Jr. walked to load the bases for the Bruins with no outs. Senior Sean Smith then reached on a fielder's choice on a ground ball to shortstop to score Jensen from third and give UCLA a 2-0 lead. Freshmen Brandon Crawford and Blair Dunlap both struck out swinging to end the inning.

ASU put one on the board in the second inning on a RBI single by Brett Wallace to trail 2-1, and would go hitless after that.

Huff retired 14-consecutive Sun Devils from the second inning on until giving up a walk to Ike Davis in the seventh inning.

UCLA put up three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 5-1 lead. Crawford got it started with a bunt single to lead off the inning.

ASU starter Jeff Urlaub retired 15-of-18 Bruins from the first inning on before giving up Crawford's bunt single in the seventh.

Tony Barnette then came in to relieve Urlaub and face pinch hitter junior Hector Ambriz. Ambriz laced a double down the right field line to score Crawford from first and give UCLA a 3-1 cushion. Curtis flared a two-out double that dropped in left field to score pinch runner Mike Metzger from second, and Jensen followed with a single through the right side to score Curtis and put UCLA up 5-1.

UCLA and Arizona State will play the decisive game of the three-game series on Sunday, April 22 at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Game time is set for 1 p.m.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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