Bruins Defeat LMU, 7-1
April 29, 2003
UCLA (20-25) recorded its first midweek win of the season with a 7-1 victory over Loyola Marymount (22-24) on Tuesday night. The loss marked the seventh consecutive for the Lions.
Freshman designated hitter Brett McMillan put UCLA on the board in the bottom of the first inning with a solo homer, his fourth home run of the season.
The Lions would post their only run in the top of the second inning when starter Casey Janssen (4-5) issued a bases loaded walk. However, Janssen would rebound, allowing only four hits in five innings, while striking out five batters.
UCLA would add three runs in the bottom of the third frame when Jeff Abney drove in Matt Thayer and Ryan McCarthy with a single to right field. McMillan would later cross the plate on a bases loaded walk.
Billy Susdorf would put the finishing touches on the victory with a two-run home run in the fifth inning. The round tripper marked his eighth of the year, which is tied with Preston Griffin for the team-lead.
The Bruin bullpen shut down the Lion attack with Chris Cordeiro and Bryan Beck combining for four innings of no-hit baseball. Cordeiro lasted three innings, while Beck pitched the ninth for UCLA. The four hits the Bruins allowed marked the lowest output by an opponent this season.
UCLA will return to Pac-10 play this weekend when it hosts Oregon State. Friday night's contest will start at 6:00 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium.