No. 8 UCLA Baseball Falls to No. 4 Cal State Fullerton, 5-2

May 14, 2013

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Fullerton, Calif. - The eighth-ranked UCLA Baseball team allowed three runs in the first inning and could not recover, falling to fourth-ranked Cal State Fullerton, 5-2, at Goodwin Field on Tuesday night.

David Birosak picked up the win for Cal State Fullerton, pitching 2.1 innings of scoreless relief. Freshman Cody Poteet suffered the loss for the Bruins, pitching 3.1 innings and giving up four runs on four hits. Michael Lorenzen earned his 16th save of the year for the Titans with a clean ninth inning.

The Bruins jumped ahead in the top of the first inning, starting when junior Brian Carroll led off with a single to third. After a balk moved Carroll to second, sophomore Kevin Kramer advanced him to third with a single to right. Sophomore Eric Filia then stepped to the plate and reached on a fielder's choice, allowing Carroll to score and giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

The Titans responded though, scoring three in the bottom of the first on a three-run homer by Anthony Hutting to take a 3-1 lead. Cal State Fullerton tacked on another run in the bottom of third, as Matt Chapman scored on a RBI groundout by Chad Wallach, making it 4-1 Titans.

Sophomore Chris Keck would get one back for the Bruins in the bottom of the fifth, as he singled down the left field line to bring in sophomore Shane Zeile from second, cutting Cal State Fullerton's lead to two. However, the Titans brought their lead back up to three in the bottom of the seventh when Chapman singled in Richy Pedroza with two outs, giving Cal State Fullerton a 5-2 advantage. The Bruins could not muster any offense for the final two innings and dropped a 5-2 decision to the Titans.

Carroll, Kramer, Filia and juniors Kevin Williams and Pat Valaika all went 1-4, with Carroll scoring a run and Filia recording a RBI. Keck added UCLA's only other hit and knocked in a run as well.

The Bruins (34-15, 17-7 Pac-12) will continue their road trip this weekend as they travel across town to face rivals USC (19-30, 10-14 Pac-12) in a three-game series this Friday through Sunday. Game times are 7 p.m., 2 p.m. and 1 p.m. respectively.

Game Notes: Kevin Kramer has now matched a career-high by hitting safely in nine straight games...Kramer is also 22 for his last 66 (.333 avg.)...Eric Filia is also now on a nine-game hitting streak, a new career-high for the sophomore outfielder...Filia has now reached base safely in his last 15 games...the Bruins lost for just fourth time all year when they score first and for just the second time all year when they score in the first inning...UCLA lost a road midweek game for the first time since May 24, 2011, snapping a streak of nine consecutive road midweek victories...UCLA's pitchers allowed only one hit after the first inning.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 26
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 7 - 6
Saturday, Feb 27
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 19 - 0
Sunday, Feb 28
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
L, 2 - 6
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 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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