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UCLA Baseball Falls to the Arizona Wildcats; Looks to Even Series Tonight

Griffin Canning was roughed up in the second inning, as the Bruins fell 6-1.

UCLA's Grant Dyer gets the start tonight
UCLA's Grant Dyer gets the start tonight
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The UCLA Bruin Baseball team (11-8; 3-1 PAC 12) did not get off to a great start in its road series against the Arizona Wildcats (15-6, 2-2 PAC 12) last night in Tucson.

After the Bruins put up a run in the top of the second inning on a Sean Bouchard double and a Trent Chatterson single, the Wildcats batted around in the bottom half of the second inning, tagging UCLA starter, Griffin Canning, for five runs on six hits (five singles and a double). That put Arizona up 5-1.

UCLA did not score for the remainder of the game and Arizona added another run off of Canning in the seventh inning, resulting in the 6-1 final score.

J.C. Cloney, a tough lefthander, befuddled the Bruin hitters, allowing only six hits in nine innings, and getting the complete game victory. Cloney struck out seven Bruins and only issued one base on balls.

UCLA will look to even up the series tonight, when junior right hander Grant Dyer (0-1, 6.35 ERA) faces senior righty Nathan Bannister (3-1, 3.53 ERA). First pitch is a 6 p.m. PT. UCLA will need to hit better if they are to even the series against Arizona.

There are three ways that you can follow the action tonight:

(1) you can check out a live video stream of the game;

(2) you can listen to UCLA broadcasters, John Ramey and Tim Wilhelm, via streaming online audio; or

(3) you can follow live stats.

Grant Dyer is due to have a quality start, after an inconsistent start of the season, followed by an injury. Hopefully he can get it going and the UCLA bats can give him some support.

This is your UCLA vs. Arizona, Game Two open thread.

Go Bruins!