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Lost Weekend ....

Well its official. The baseball team is in a serious slump. They lost their fifth game in a row (all on the road) yesterday getting pasted by a score of 5-10 up at Pullman, Washington:

The UCLA baseball team dropped a 10-5 decision at Washington State on Saturday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field. Right fielder Gabe Cohen led the Bruins (28-24, 12-8 Pac-10) with a 3-for-4 effort, one run and one RBI and tallied his second multi-hit game in as many days.

Washington State second baseman Jeff Miller finished 2-for-5 with three RBI, two runs and his eighth home run of the season. Right fielder Jared Prince hit 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs and one home run for the Cougars (27-23, 10-13 Pac-10).

Left-hander Jayson Miller (5-2) earned the victory, allowing five runs (four earned) and nine hits in 8 1/3 innings. Miller recorded five strikeouts and walked one. Bruin left-hander Tim Murphy (4-3) absorbed the loss, surrendering eight runs off eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Bruins will try to salvage a game this afternoon and avoid their consecutive Pac-10 series sweep. I think they will still make the NCAA tournament. However, they need to get their issues straightened out soon. Coming back to Jackie Robinson this upcoming weekend will hopefully help.

Meanwhile, homecooking wasn't enough for the UCLA softball program, who under first year head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez humiliated itself in Westwood getting bounced in the first round of NCAA softball tournament. Not only the Bruins got tossed out of the tournament at home but they lost to LMU for the first time in program's history. Going into last night's game LMU was 0-19 against UCLA. From the UCLA head coach:
"You never like to end a season," UCLA coach Kelly Inouye-Perez said. "As Bruins, we're always planning to get to the end. It's part of our culture."
Uhm ...losing to schools like LMU is certainly not part of our Bruin culture. Hopefully she can get our program back in track - back in the world series - next season. I am sure DG will give her another 2-3 years to restablish the Bruin softball culture which is getting to world series and getting our share of championships, not humiliating the school in our home stadium.