UCLA Spoils Stanford's Pac-10 Opener, 8-2

March 30, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - UCLA (11-14, 1-0 Pac-10) scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning and added three more in the eighth on the way to an 8-2 victory over Stanford (13-10, 0-1 Pac-10) in the Pac-10 opener for both clubs at Sunken Diamond on Friday night. Jermaine Curtis (2-5, 2B, 4 RBI) and Ryan Babineau (2-4, 2 RBI) led the Bruin offense, while Tyson Brummett tossed his third complete game of the season. Brummett struck out nine, while spreading out six hits and walking two.

Michael Taylor blasted a mammoth solo homer off the center field batters' eye with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Cardinal managed to load the bases on a Joey August single and walks to Jason Castro and pinch-hitter Brendan Domaracki before Brummett struck out pinch-hitter Randy Molina to end the game. August extended his career-high hit streak to nine with his ninth inning single.

The three-game series continues Saturday and Sunday with start times scheduled each day for 1 pm, PT. Tickets for the final two games of the series and all regular season Stanford Baseball home games are available online at gostanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD. On game days, tickets may be purchased at the Sunken Diamond Ticket Office window beginning one hour before first pitch. For group ticket information (groups of 10 or more), call 650-725-2876.

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