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Freshman Comes Through on "Senior Day"

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Bruin baseball closed out the season and the final home stand on a positive note. Freshman pitcher Gavin Brooks came through on "senior day" by pitching his first complete game of his UCLA career helping beat OSU Beavers by a score of 5-2:

Freshman left-hander Gavin Brooks (5-6) threw his first career complete game Sunday afternoon, striking out seven to lead the No. 26 UCLA baseball team past No. 23 Oregon State, 5-2, on "Senior Day" at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Brooks limited the Beavers to two runs (one earned) and three hits in the Bruins' final-regular season contest.

Senior first baseman Tim Stewart led UCLA (30-26, 14-10 Pac-10) offensively for the second consecutive day, hitting 2-for-3 with three RBI. Third baseman Jermaine Curtis hit 2-for-5, as Gabe Cohen and Will Penniall each scored twice.

Oregon State (38-17, 10-14 Pac-10) managed just three hits off Brooks, as left fielder Mike Lissman finished 1-for-3 with two runs and a solo home run. Beaver right-hander Jorge Reyes (4-4) was tagged with the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.
As Rye mentioned yesterday college baseball's selection show is on Monday. We are looking forward to his season wrap up either tonight or tomorrow morning and his preview of possible scenarios for Selecion Monday. Then we will probably hear from him on Monday night and as he will walk us through our post season matchups. Also if you are interested in learning about how the selection show for college baseball works make sure to read this remarkable interview from Corn Nation, which along with Building the Dam are two of the best college baseball blogs that are out there courtesy of SBN.

Can't say how lucky we are to have someone like Rye to walk us through these games. He has become a treasure not just to BN but to our entire program seemingly getting more and more fans hooked into this game every week.

GO BRUINS.