Bruins Win Fifth Straight
Feb. 14, 2002
KONA, HI - UCLA picked up its fifth straight win, defeating the University of Hawaii-Hilo, 9-4, this afternoon at Simmons Field in Kona, HI. Freshman Wes Whisler picked up his first career win, shutting out the Vulcans in 7.0 innings. The Bruins improve to 7-3, while Hawaii-Hilo drops to 1-20-1.
The Bruins scored their first run in the second inning, and added three more in the third. The 3rd inning was highlighted by Casey Janssen's two-run home run to straight away center field. Warren Trott doubled and Ryan Rasmussen drove him home for the third run of the inning.
Whisler was dominant in his first career start. The lefty from Noblesville, IN shut out the Vulcans and allowed just three hits in 7.0 innings. He struck out five batters and walked just two batters.
After scoring a run in the eighth, the Bruins added two more in the ninth. Janssen singled and Lewis doubled and both runners eventually scored.
The Bruins will now travel to Honolulu to take on the University of Hawaii in a three game series, starting at Friday at 6:35 p.m. HST.