Savage Earns Win No. 100 as Bruins Roll Over UC Irvine, 11-1
May 10, 2005
IRVINE, Calif. - First-year UCLA Head Coach John Savage notched his 100th career victory in ironic fashion Tuesday evening as the Bruins rolled over Savage's former school, UC Irvine, 11-1 at Anteater Ballpark. In the head coach's first return to the school he coached from 2002-2004, his Bruin squad erupted for its highest run total in over two months while right fielderChris Jensen extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a monsterous 4-for-5 day the plate, including his fourth home run of the season.
The Bruins (12-33) also defeated the Anteaters (25-21), 3-1 back on April 26 at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Bruin catcher Chris Denove added a 2-for-4 day at the plate with three RBI. Jensen finished with three RBI as well. Josh Roenicke, Brett McMillan and Will Penniall each also contributed two hits for UCLA in the win.
Left-hander Paul Oseguera earned his first collegiate win in his third career start, allowing one run on six hits over five innings of work while striking out three. Oseguera allowed just one run in the first inning and then, with the aid of relievers Adam Simon and Brian Schroeder, proceeded to blank the Anteaters over the final eight innings. UC Irvine's Justin Cassel (7-3) suffered the defeat.
Savage is in his fourth year as a head coach and has a career record of 100-117-1.