Bruins break their three game losing streak and get out of Pullman with a victory. After two tough losses against Washington State, Bruins exploded out of the gate with 7 runs in their first 4 innings (including 5 at the top of 4th) and held on for a much needed 9-5 win. From the officiate site:
First baseman Cody Decker belted his second home run in as many days and right-hander Trevor Bauer (4-3) registered seven strikeouts without issuing any walks to earn the victory and lead the UCLA baseball team past Washington State, 9-5, on Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Bailey-Brayton Field.
Bauer allowed four runs and nine hits in 6.2 innings, allowing UCLA to earn one win against Washington State after having dropped the first two games of the series. Left-hander Gavin Brooks recorded his team-leading third save of the season, limiting the Cougars to one run and three hits in 2.2 innings of relief.
Washington State right-hander Jared Prince (1-3) was tagged with the loss, surrendering seven runs and seven hits in four innings. Prince recorded four strikeouts and no walks for the host Cougars (12-13, 4-2 Pac-10).
Shortstop Niko Gallego had a productive afternoon for the Bruins (11-17, 5-4 Pac-10) going 3-for-4 with two runs and a career-high three RBI. Second baseman Eddie Murray went 3-for-5 with one RBI and Decker went 1-for-3 with two runs and three RBI. Left fielder Gabe Cohen went 2-for-4 with one run.
Here is the box score. I am sure we will hear more from Rye on our performance from this weekend but from reading recaps this weekend it seemed like our boys just agonizingly kept falling short in last three games. Hope they can use this win to get on another run this weekend. The 11-17 record is not very pretty and it is going to be a challenge to get to the .500 mark.
Bruins get back in action on Tuesday against no. 8 UCI (6 pm at Jackie Robinson Stadium).