Bruins Fall to Stanford
May 19, 2002
LOS ANGELES - UCLA fell to Stanford 17-4 in the rubber game of a three game Pac-10 series. The Cardinal scored 11 runs in the final three innings to move to 13-8 in conference play, 37-16 overall. UCLA drops to 9-12 in the Pac-10 and 26-30 overall. A crowd of 1,673 was on hand for the Sunday contest.
Stanford took a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning when Jason Cooper hit a two run home run to right field. UCLA answered in the bottom of the first, scoring two runs to tie the game. Ryan Rasmussen led off the game with a walk, and stole second base to set up UCLA's first run of the game. He came around to score on Casey Grzecka's RBI single. After Grzecka moved to second on a groundout, he scored UCLA's second run on Josh Arhart's single.
Chris Carter led off the second inning with a solo home run, his first of two for the day. His second came in the fourth inning, and was followed by Scott Dragicevich's solo homer.
Stanford added another run in the fifth to make the score 6-2. Adam Berry hit his 17th home run of the season in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut the Stanford lead to 6-3. Berry now leads the Pac-10 in home runs, pulling away from Cal's Conor Jackson who had shared the lead with Berry.
But Stanford broke the game open in the seventh inning. The Cardinal scored four runs in the seventh, added another run in the eighth, and tacked on six more in the ninth.
Stanford hit five home runs on the day, led by Carter's pair. Tim Cunningham (7-2) got the win, allowing three earned runs on eight hits, with five walks and six strikeouts.
Doug Silva (0-4) suffered the loss for UCLA, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits in 4.0 innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out one.
Grzecka, Berry and Josh Arhart had two hits each.
The Bruins return to action on Tuesday at Cal State Fullerton, playing the ninth inning of thesuccessfully appealed April 23rd contest starting at 5:30, with the regularly scheduled game starting no earlier than 7:00 p.m.