Bruin Offense Leads Team To 18-13 Win Over UCSB
April 30, 2002
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UCLA (20-25) racked out a season-high 22 hits against eight UC Santa Barbara (17-26) pitchers, winning 18-13, in a game that featured 15 pitchers used, Tuesday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
There were 31 total runs were scored on 35 hits, which included seven home runs, six doubles and three triples.
The Bruins were led offensively by Josh Arhart and Rashad Parker. Arhart went 4-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI, and Parker went 4-for-6 with a homer and three RBI. Both players also scored four runs apiece.
Gaucho left fielder Matt Wilkerson hit his 14th homer of the season-and fourth in his last three-to break the UCSB single season record for home runs by a freshman, previously held by Jared Janke in '93-'96. The 14 homers also ties the Big West Conference freshman mark, held by Phil Nevin (Cal State Fullerton 1990).
UCSB shortstop Dave Licht led the way offensively for the Gauchos, going 3-for-3 with four runs, two walks, three RBI, a triple and a homer. The senior from Huntington Beach, Calif., nearly hit for the cycle, missing by a double.
Second baseman Chris Malec also had four RBI on the day and Ryan Spilborghs and Josh McCanne both homered for the Gauchos.
Kevin Miller (2-4) takes the loss for UCSB, surrendering four runs in an innings worth of work.
The Gauchos return to action May 3-5, when they host UC Riverside at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium for a Big West Conference series.
The Bruins also return to action May 3-5, when they travel north to take on Washington for a Pac-10 series.