Baseball Falls to USC

Feb. 17, 2001

LOS ANGELES, CA - Trojan pitcher Rik Currier struck out seven and allowed only two hits through eight innings to help USC defeat the UCLA Bruins, 6-0, in baseball action this afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The loss ends UCLA's eight game winning streak and drops the Bruins to 8-3 overall. The Trojans improve to 7-2.

The game started out well for the Bruins as starter Jon Brandt struck out two Trojans in the top of the first. However, the Trojans would go on to score five more runs in the next four innings.

Brandt lasted 4.1 innings against the Trojans and finished the day with six strikeouts, five hits and five earned runs.

The only two Bruins who could get hits off of Currier were designated hitter Brian Baron and catcher Josh Arhart.

Mike Davern entered the game for the Bruins in the sixth and looked good in the four innings he pitched. He allowed only four hits and one earned run in the relief appearance.

This was the first Bruin shutout since January 23, 1999, when UCLA fell to Hawaii, 3-0.

The Bruins will attempt to win the rubber match of the three game non conference series on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Bobby Roe gets the start for the Bruins and will face USC's Anthony Reyes.

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