Bruins Defeat Hawaii-Hilo, 9-1
Feb. 14, 2002
HILO, HI - The UCLA Bruins defeated the University of Hawaii-Hilo, 9-1, this evening at Wong Stadium in Hilo, HI. Several Bruins started their first career games, including starting pitcher David Johnson, who shut out the Vulcans and allowed just one hit in 5.0 innings of work. Chris Jensen, another first time starter, made the most of his opportunity, going 3-for-5 with three RBI. Billy Susdorf was 2-for-5 with three RBI in his first career start.
Johnson (1-1) had a no hitting going into the fourth inning and allowed his only hit in the fourth. He struck out three batters to pick up his first win of the season.
The Bruin offense started a little slow. The Bruins only scored one run in the first five innings, but erupted in the sixth to score five. After Brandon Averill singled to start the inning, four straight Bruins reached base (three walks, one error). With the bases loaded, Jensen hit a two-RBI single past first base.
UCLA added three more runs in the seventh. Arhart and Janssen singled, and Adam Berry was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Susdorf had a two RBI single, and Jensen had another RBI single to drive home the third run of the inning.
Wade Clark entered the game in the sixth and allowed just one hit to keep the Vulcans scoreless. Freshman Brian Beck made his first appearance of the season, allowing the only run of the Vulcan run of the game in the eighth inning. Mike Castillo finished the game on the mound, allowing a single hit in the final frame.
UCLA improves to 6-3 on the season, while Hawaii-Hilo drops to 1-19-1. The two teams will play again tomorrow afternoon in Kona, HI, at 1:00 p.m.