Bruins Fall To Gonzaga, 14-10

Feb. 2, 2002

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA Baseball team fell to Gonzaga 14-10 this afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Every batter in the lineup picked up a hit for UCLA, but the Bruins could not hold on for the win. UCLA drops to 1-2, while Gonzaga wins its first game of the season to improve to 1-1.

The Bruins got on the board quickly, scoring three runs in the first, third and fourth innings. Adam Berry hit UCLA's first home run of the season, a two run blast in the first inning.

Gonzaga took the lead in the top of the fourth, scoring six runs to take 7-6 lead. But the Bruins battled back in the bottom of the fourth with three runs to take the lead again, 9-7. The Bulldogs took back the lead in the top of the sixth, 10-9, but the Bruins tied it with a run in the bottom of the innings.

The Bulldogs took the lead for good in the top of the seventh, and added two insurance runs in the ninth. Eric Dwokis entered the game in the sixth inning and shut down the Bruin offense, not allowing a hit in the final 3.2 innings. Dworkis was credited with the victory.

Ben Francisco (3-for-4), and Berry (3-for-5) finished with three hits each, and Josh Arhart, and Casey Janssen had two hits apiece.

Mike Davern allowed five earned runs in 3.0 innings in his first start of the season. David Johnson suffered the loss in his first collegiate appearance after allowing two earned runs in 2.0 innings.

The Bruins look to win the series tomorrow when they play game three at Jackie Robinson Stadium at 1:00 p.m.

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