I am not sure if the Bruins will be able to defend their Pac-12 championship season but I sure like how we are taking of care of business down the stretch. Bruins stayed hot in the conference winning their 7 straight conference game last night (11 out our last 13) by beating Southern Cal for the sixth straight time. From the official site:
The eighth-ranked UCLA Baseball team won its sixth in a row over its crosstown rivals on Friday night, defeating USC, 2-1, at Dedeaux Field. Freshman Brett Urabe scored the winning run in the top of the ninth for the Bruins, coming home on an error by USC second baseman Adam Landecker.
Junior Zack Weiss picked up the win in relief for the Bruins, moving to 2-1 on the year after pitching a scoreless eighth inning. Brent Wheatley took the loss for the Trojans to fall to 1-3 while sophomore David Berg earned his 14th save with a clean ninth inning. Junior Adam Plutko started the game for the Bruins, pitching six innings and allowing just one run on four hits in a no-decision. Plutko also struck out four in his six innings of work.
There was some drama. The Trojans took the lead in the first and the Bruins tied it up in the fourth. UCLA then got it going in the ninth:
The game remained tied until the top of the ninth when the Bruins took the lead with a run. With one out, junior Pat Gallagher walked and freshman Brett Urabe came in to pinch-run for him. Two batters later, Carroll singled with two outs to put runners on first and second. Sophomore Kevin Kramer then grounded a ball to second, but Landecker bobbled the ball, allowing Kramer to reach and Urabe to score to give UCLA the lead.
Berg entered in the bottom of the ninth and retired the Trojans in order to seal the 2-1 victory for the Bruins.
UCLA (35-15, 18-7 Pac-12) will look to win the series this afrernoon at 2 p.m. at Dedeaux Field. We will have our open thread then,