No. 21 Stanford And UCLA To Decide Series Sunday

May 15, 2005

No. 21 Stanford Cardinal (28-19, 9-8 Pac-10)
UCLA (13-34, 2-15 Pac-10)

Friday, May 13
at Stanford 3, UCLA 2

Saturday, May 14
UCLA 4, at Stanford 3

Sunday, May 15
RHP Matt Leva (3-2, 4.70) vs. RHP Brant Rustich (2-4, 5.40)

Audio Broadcast - KZSU 90.1 FM/ (Sean Bruich and Jeff Love)

All-Time Series: Stanford 181-135
2005 Results - Series Stanford 1-1 (at Stanford, May 13-14) Stanford 3-2, UCLA 4-3
2004 Results - Series Stanford 2-1 (at UCLA, April 2-4) Stanford 11-4, Stanford 15-13, UCLA 6-5
Previous Meeting At Stanford - Series Stanford 2-1 (May 16-18, 2003) Stanford 9-1, UCLA 9-5 (12 inn.), Stanford 9-8 (10 inn.)
Series Notes: Stanford has won eight consecutive season series over the Bruins and needs to win in Sunday's series finale to make it nine in a row • Six of the last eight games between the teams have either been decided in the final inning or by one run with three of the contests meeting both criteria • Both games in the current series have been one-run contests • In Friday's opener, the Cardinal scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth with John Hester's two-out double driving in John Mayberry, Jr. with the game-winning run • On Saturday, the Bruins held on for a 4-3 victory when the Cardinal left the tying run on third base and the winning run on second in the bottom of the ninth • The 2004 series was highlighted by Jonny Ash's two-run homer in the top of the ninth to defeat the Bruins in Saturday's game, 15-13, while UCLA took the series finale in dramatic fashion on a solo walkoff homer by Preston Griffin to leadoff the bottom of the ninth • In 2003, each team also had dramatic homers in extra innings to claim victory • UCLA's Brett McMillan clearing the bases with a grandslam in the top of the 12th to lead UCLA to a 9-5 victory in Saturday's contest, before the Cardinal clinched the outright Pac-10 title on Sunday when Donny Lucy's leadoff homer in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Cardinal to a thrilling 9-8 win • The Cardinal swept all six games from the Bruins in the last year of the Pac-10 Southern Division in 1998 • The last time the Bruins won both a series and a season-series against the Cardinal was when UCLA won four-of-six games between the teams in 1997, taking two-of-three at Stanford (April 19-20) before doing it again at UCLA (May 9-11)

Stanford Baseball Weekly Press Release For UCLA Series

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