The UCLA Bruin baseball team experienced a power outage last night, mustering only five singles and no runs against Zac Gallen and the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Bruins fell, 4-0, striking out 14 times. That's not going to get it done.
Grant Dyer did not pitch badly, giving up several bloop hits, ground balls with eyes, and infield singles, but still allowed four runs in five innings. True freshman, Nathan Hadley was a bright spot for UCLA, keeping UNC from scoring more runs and throwing 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings.
The problem was UCLA's hitting. The Bruins missed the likes of Ty Moore, Kevin Kramer, and Chris Keck. Although UCLA put two runners on base on two separate occasions, they never got the timely hit. UNC, on the other hand beat UCLA at its own gave, small balling the Bruins to death and getting the big hit, a two run double to make the game 3-0.
The teams square off again today at 2 p.m. PT. Griffin Canning takes the hill for UCLA, while J.B. Bukauskas will start for UNC. UCLA will look to even up the series.
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