There are four games left in the season and UCLA is still right in the mix for a Pac-10 title. Tonight's game won't play into that though. The Bruins are just one game behind first place Oregon St., but tonight's contest is of the non-conference variety out at Anteater Ballpark in Irvine. The Bruins played UC Irvine earlier this season and came away 6-1 winners and with a key series coming up this weekend against Arizona St., you can bet they'll be looking to keep up some momentum heading into the weekend.
When UCLA defeated Irvine earlier this season, they did it behind Zack Weiss, who allowed just one unearned run on three hits in seven innings of work. The freshman will start again tonight against the Anteaters and enters the game with a 5-2 record and 2.72 ERA. The key for him will be finding the strike zone, something he struggled to do in his last start two weeks ago when he was behind most batter. Weiss will be opposed by Irvine's Andrew Thurman, who is 3-3 with a 4.11 ERA and gave up four runs in just two innings against the Bruins earlier this year.
First pitch is at 6:30 pm PDT and you can listen to the game online with John Ramey and Tim Wilhelm. You can also follow along and get all other links and information on my UCLA baseball twitter, while GameTracker also has the game.