2013 Bruins Earn 3-2 Victory in Annual Alumni Game
Feb. 2, 2013
Los Angeles, Calif. - The UCLA baseball team earned a 3-2 victory in an exhibition contest against the UCLA Alumni Team on Saturday afternoon at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Right-hander Nick Vander Tuig started the game for the Bruins, allowing two runs in five innings pitched. Sophomore Max Schuh pitched a scoreless sixth inning before freshman Chase Radan earned the win after pitching a scoreless seventh inning for the Bruins. Junior Ryan Deeter closed the game with a 1-2-3 final inning.
Cody Decker, who played at UCLA from 2006-09, hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning to give the Alumni team a 1-0 lead. The 2013 Bruins tied it up in the bottom half of the inning when freshman Trent Chatterton scored on a ground ball by fellow freshman Ty Moore.
The 2013 Bruins came back again in the bottom of the seventh when junior Brian Carroll scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 2-2. Two batters later, sophomore Kevin Kramer hit a sacrifice fly to center to score freshman Darrell Miller Jr., giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Deeter then came in to close out the final inning, sealing the 3-2 win for the Bruins. Carroll led the way at the plate for the Bruins, going 3-4 on the day with a run scored.
Earlier in the day, the baseball program hosted the "Old-Timers" Game, featuring alumni who played baseball at UCLA prior to 1980. In a two-inning contest, the Gold team defeated the Blue team, 6-1.
UCLA will open the regular season against Minnesota on Friday, Feb. 15 at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Game time of the season opener is 6 p.m. The Bruins and Golden Gophers continue the three-game series on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.
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