UCLA Baseball Falls to California, 8-3

May 10, 2009

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LOS ANGELES - The UCLA baseball team dropped an 8-3 decision to California on Sunday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Left-hander Matt Grace limited the Golden Bears to two runs and two hits in 4.2 innings of relief, recording a career-high eight strikeouts.

California right-hander Dixon Anderson (1-0) earned his first victory of the season, allowing just one run and seven hits in 6.2 innings of relief. UCLA right-hander Charles Brewer (3-5) was tagged with the loss, surrendering four runs and four hits in 3.2 innings.

UCLA was led at the plate by first baseman Cody Decker, who went 1-for-2 with his team-leading 17th home run, two walks and two RBI. Third baseman Gino Aielli went 2-for-4 for the Bruins (24-24, 14-10 Pac-10).

The Golden Bears (22-27, 8-16) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning before the Bruins tied the game with Decker's solo homer in the bottom of the second.

California added one pair of runs on a two-run homer by second baseman Jeff Kobernus in the third. UCLA answered with one run in the bottom of the inning, as Decker drew a two-out walk with the bases loaded.

The Golden Bears pushed their lead to 4-2 in the top of the fourth. After leading off the frame with a walk, designated hitter Blake Smith scored from second base on a single through the right side.

California added four runs in the ninth inning to assume an 8-2 cushion. The Golden Bears opened the frame with a single to right field and a walk, before third baseman Michael Brady blooped an RBI-single to left field and left fielder Dwight Tanaka belted a two-RBI double to left. After a wild pitch and subsequent pass ball, Tanaka scored.

UCLA scored one two-out run in the ninth inning with an RBI-single to center by right fielder Justin Uribe.

The Bruins return to Jackie Robinson Stadium on Tuesday evening to play Long Beach State. Game time is 6 p.m. A live audio broadcast of Tuesday's game will be available online, free of charge, at uclabruins.com.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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