Bruins Wrap-Up Home Schedule, Host Washington

May 8, 2003

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This Week:
May 9, vs. Washington, 6:00 p.m., Jackie Robinson Stadium*
RHP Sean White (6-3) vs. RHP Casey Janssen (4-5)
May 10, vs. Washington, 1:00 p.m., Jackie Robinson Stadium*
RHP Jeff Peterson (4-4) vs. LHP Wes Whisler (3-5)
May 11, vs. Washington, 1:00 p.m., Jackie Robinson Stadium*
RHP Clay Johnson (4-3) vs. TBA

Bruin Baseball On The Air:
UCLA's Pacific-10 conference games, will be live internet broadcast at Tony Luftman will bring you the action along with guest color commentators, including Craig Duncan and former Bruin pitcher Tim Leary.

McMillan Lifts UCLA to 8-7 Win Over UC Santa Barbara:
Brett McMillan's two-RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Bruins a 8-7 victory over UC Santa Barbara.

UCLA tied a season-high with four home runs in the contest. McMillan, Wes Whisler, Christian Lewis and Brandon Averill each homered which drove in the first six Bruin runs. The round-tripper from Lewis marked his first of the season.

The Bruin pitching also added to the victory with 11 strikeouts. Bryan Beck earned the win, throwing the final 2.1 innings of the game without allowing a hit while striking out four.

Bruins Rally To Take a Series Victory Over Oregon State:
UCLA rallied from two consecutive 5-0 deficits to win the first two games of the weekend. However, the magic would not last as they could not comeback from a 6-0 on Sunday, falling 7-6.

After rain delayed the game on Friday night, the Bruins returned to Jackie Robinson Stadium on Saturday behind 4-0. A six-run fifth inning spearheaded the UCLA comeback. The frame was highlighted by a three-RBI double from Brett McMillan and RBI-singles from Wes Whisler, Chris Jensen and Matt Thayer. Ryan McCarthy insured the win in the bottom of the eighth inning with a two-run homer which gave the Bruins a 8-7 victory.

Later in the day, UCLA would find itself in the same situation, trailing 5-0 after five frames. Yet a seven-run eighth inning would give the Bruins a 8-6 lead. A solo home run from Whisler would lead off the inning before Warren Trott added a three-run shot. After the Beavers rallied in the ninth inning, the Bruins won the game, 10-9, in the bottom of the tenth on an RBI-single from Billy Susdorf.

Once again, Oregon State got ahead early on Sunday with six runs in the second inning. Despite holding the Beaver scoreless in the final five innings and posting five runs late in the game, UCLA could not overcome the deficit, falling 7-6. McMillan highlighted the late inning efforts with a two-run homer, while Preston Griffin drove in two runs in the sixth with a single to center field.

Tentative Lineup
1B Wes Whisler (6-5, 227, L/L, So.) - Second on team with 55 hits.
2B Preston Griffin (5-11, 184, R/R, Jr.) - Homered twice in ASU series.
SS Ryan McCarthy (6-3, 180, R/R, So.) - Four hits vs.OSU (5/3)
3B Warren Trott (6-1, 188, B/R, Sr.) - Team-high .389 batting average.
LF Chris Jensen (6-1, 185, L/R, So.) - Hit .333 in OSU series.
CF Matt Thayer (5-10, 173, R/L, So.) - Team-high nine stolen bases.
RF Billy Susdorf (6-1, 200, R/R, So.) - Career-high four hits vs. OSU (5/3)
C Jeff Abney (6-1, 200, R/R, Fr.) - Set career-high with two hits. (4/18)
DH Brett McMillan (6-5, 210, L/R, Fr.) - Leads team with 13 doubles.
P Casey Janssen (6-4, 193, R/R, Jr.) - Tied for team-lead with 56 strikeouts.
P Wes Whisler (6-5, 227, L/L, So.) - Leads the team with 61.2 IP.

About Washington...
The Huskies enter the week 33-14, 8-7 in Pac-10 action. Last weekend, Washington took two out of three from Washington State. During the week, the Huskies claimed back-to-back wins over Portland.

Head Coach Ken Knutson is in his 11th year as the head coach of the Huskies, with a 347-235-1 mark heading into the season. Washington edged the Bruins last season, winning the series in Seattle. However, UCLA holds an all-time 21-7 mark vs. the Huskies.

Top Players
Chad Boudon (Jr., OF/1B) .309, 19 HR, 47 RBI- Shoreline, WA (Univ. of Hawaii)
Aaron Hathaway (So., INF) .338, 3 HR, 27 RBI- Vancouver, WA (Columbia River HS)
Greg Isaacson (Jr., INF) .335, 6 HR, 29 RBI- Aberdeen, WA (Aberdeen HS)
Brent Lillibridge (Fr., INF) .409, 7 HR, 37 RBI- Everett, WA (Jackson HS)

Starting Pitchers
Sean White (Sr., RHP) 5.17 ERA, 6-3- Mercer Island, WA (Mercer Island HS)
Jeff Peterson (Jr., RHP) 4.85 ERA, 4-4- Covington, WA (Kentwood HS)
Clay Johnson (Jr., RHP) 5.93 ERA, 4-3- Elma, WA (Elma HS)

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