Well here is some really good news which we all missed from this past (gloomy) weekend. Our baseball team is on a hot streak and they just pulled off something for the first time since 1991:
First baseman Cody Decker continued his hot hitting, ripping a three-run home run and totaling four RBI to lead the UCLA baseball team to a 10-4 victory and three-game sweep of Stanford at Sunken Diamond Sunday afternoon. The Bruins swept Stanford on the road for the first time since April 1991 and notched their first road series victory against the Cardinal since May 1997.
Prior to this weekend, no team had swept Stanford at Sunken Diamond since Arizona State did so in 1997 (April 11-13) - the Cardinal had not been swept in their last 71 regular-season home three-game series. With Sunday's victory, UCLA increased its win streak to a season-high five games.
Decker led UCLA's offensive attack, posting a 3-for-4 effort at the plate Sunday and finished the weekend series 6-for-14 with 17 total bases, three home runs, 10 RBI and four runs scored at Stanford. Catcher Ryan Babineau delivered his first home run of the season and ended the day 1-for-4 with two RBI.
Freshman left-hander Gavin Brooks (3-3) earned his second victory in seven days, striking out eight through a career-high eight innings. The Vista, Calif., resident allowed three runs off seven hits. Stanford right-hander Nolan Gallagher (2-3) absorbed the loss, allowing eight runs (six earned) off seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.
I am hoping our resident college baseball expert ryebreadaz will keep us posted on our Bruin baseball team. But I will also try to keep an eye on the team for rest of this season. Looks like our young team is developing nicely. Bruins get back in action on Thursday night when they take on Washington Huskies (6pm at Jackie Robinson Stadium). Let's hope they can keep streaking.