UCLA Baseball Handles Alumni, 5-0

Jan. 28, 2006

Los Angeles - The 2006 UCLA baseball pitching staff combined for eight scoreless innings and held the 'Young-Timers' alumni team to just three hits to secure a 5-0 victory in the annual UCLA Alumni baseball game at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Saturday.

Junior left-handed pitcher Dave Huff was dominant on the mound throwing 4.0 innings with 10 strikeouts while allowing just one hit on 56 pitches in the start for the Bruins.

Senior outfielder Chris Jensen led the way for the Bruins going 2-for-4 with a single, an RBI triple, and two runs scored, and senior infielder Sean Smith added a double and two RBI. Junior infielder Tim Stewart and freshman catcher Cody Decker each chipped in with RBI singles.

The game started off as a pitching dual as Huff struck out the side in the top of the first, followed by a 1-2-3 inning by junior Tyson Brummett who got the start for the alumni team. The 'Young-Timers' alumni team was made up of UCLA alums from 1980-2005.

Huff mowed down the next three 'Young-Timers' in the second inning while tallying two strikeouts. UCLA then had a chance to score the first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning with Decker on second base with two outs. Smith drilled a would-be base hit between third base and shortstop, but a sentential diving stop by freshman Eddie Murray at third prevented the run from scoring.

Huff would strike out the side again in the top of a third, but an infield single by former Bruin Mike Svetlic broke up Huff's pitching perfection.

The Bruins would get on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning, as Jensen started a UCLA rally with a leadoff single. Decker (3-for-3) followed with another single, which led to junior Tim Stewart's RBI single to score Jensen. Smith then scored Decker and Stewart with an RBI double.

UCLA would add two more runs in fifth inning off of Jensen's RBI triple that scored freshman Brady Dolan who reached on an error, followed by an RBI single by Decker to score Jensen from third.

Earlier in the afternoon, Bruin alums from before 1980 battled it out, as the Blue Team knocked off the Gold Team 4-1.

UCLA will open the regular season with a three-game series against Fresno State at home beginning Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.

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