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Bruins BLAST Bears

Well that was easy. Bruins walloped Cal Bears 13-6 in the their first game yesterday at Jackie Robinson. We started off strong taking a 3-1 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Although Bruin Ace Tyson Brummett might have tired a little late in the game he still picked up a win running his record to 9-4. Bruins hammered Cal ace Tyson ross by banging out 11 hits and 7 runs in 4 innings. Here is the recap:

Right fielder Gabe Cohen finished 4-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI to lead No. 22 UCLA past California, 13-6, in the series opener Friday evening at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The first-place Bruins belted three home runs and pounded out 17 hits to remain atop the Pac-10 standings.

Designated hitter Casey Haerther and left fielder Will Penniall each hit 3-for-4 for the Bruins (26-18, 11-2 Pac-10), who recorded their 18th win in their last 22 games. Third baseman Jermaine Curtis registered a 2-for-4 effort and reached base in three of his six plate appearances.

Senior right-hander Tyson Brummett (9-4) registered his sixth win in his last six starts, allowing five runs (four earned) off nine hits in 6.2 innings. Brummett struck out five and issued two walks. California right-hander Tyson Ross (5-6) absorbed the loss, giving up seven runs off 11 hits in four innings.

The Golden Bears (23-23, 7-9 Pac-10) scored one run in the first inning. UCLA answered with a three-run first inning to assume a 3-1 advantage and led the rest of the way. Third baseman Jermaine Curtis led off with a double and scored two at-bats later on shortstop Brandon Crawford's infield single. First baseman Cody Decker and designated hitter Casey Haerther each recorded RBI-singles.

The Bruins added two more runs in the third inning. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Babineau brought home left fielder Will Penniall on a groundout to third. Curtis' sacrifice fly to the left-field warning track scored Haerther, who reached base on a double. In the fourth inning, Cohen belted a solo home run to left, handing the Bruins a 6-2 cushion. UCLA added another run that inning on an RBI-double center fielder Justin Uribe.
Here is the box score (PDF file - comeon Morgan Center put these scores in html format).

Left hander Tim Murphy will be on the mound for us today as Savage's boys for go yet another series win. The first pitch is set for 2 pm PST.