Bruins Pick Up Third Win In a Row

Feb. 11, 2002

Los Angeles -- Fielding errors once again provedcostly as the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) baseball team fell 7-2 toUCLA at George Page Stadium on Monday afternoon.

The Lions (2-3) committed four fielding errors against the Bruins (5-3),leading to three unearned runs and extending two other innings that proveddamaging . The biggest came in the Bruins half of the sixth inning as theLions errored on a potential double play. Following the error the Bruinswould score three runs to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead. The Lionscould never recover as Bruin starter Casey Janssen went six innings,allowing no earned runs on just six hits to improve his record to 2-0 onthe season.

UCLA would strike first in the top of the second when Wes Whisler would hita one out double. He would advance to third on an error by starter JoshuaMuecke and then score on Kevin Conlin's single to left.

LMU would anwser with two runs of their own in the bottom of the thirdinning. Anthony Santana would start the inning reaching on an error andadvance to third on Sean Smith's double. Santana would score on BillyLockin's single and Smith would score on a single by Kris Zacuto.

Lockin would finish the game 2-for-4 with an RBI and catcher JonathanHigashi would get a hit, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. JoshuaWhitesell also finished 2-for-4 on the afternoon.

The Bruins would break the game open in the sixth when Josh Arhart wouldstart the inning with a single to left. Muecke would then get Adam Berry tohit a grounder to short for a potential double play. However, the Lionsfailed to turn the double play to put two runners on base with no outs.Casey Grzecka would hit an RBI double to score Arhart and Wes Whisler wouldhit a single to right to score Berry. Conlin would finish the inning withan RBI single to score Grzecka.

Bruin reliever Doug Silva would keep the Lions in check, allowing just twohits in the final three innings to secure the win. UCLA would tack on twomore unearned runs in the seventh and then an insurance run in the ninth ona home run by Berry. The home run cleared the left field wall, the MikosBlue Monster. It was the first to be hit over the 37-foot wall that wasinstalled at Page Stadium this summer.

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