Bruins Can't Maintain Saturday's Momentum in Loss To Arizona State

April 14, 2002

LOS ANGELES - ASU defeated UCLA, 15-2, this afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Sun Devils jumped out to an 11-2 lead after the fourth inning, and added four more runs in the ninth for their ninth consecutive conference series win. The Bruins could not sustain the momentum from Saturday's 10-2 win, and could only come up with five hits in the game. The Bruins drop to 15-22, 2-4 in conference play. ASU improves to 24-13 on the season, 8-4 in conference play.

Casey Janssen (4-2) had his roughest outing of the season, allowing seven runs on eight hits in just 2.2 innings of work. All of the runs came with two outs in the inning- four in the second inning and three in the third inning.

Ryan McCarthy walked to start the third and advanced to third on Rashad Parker's single to right field. McCarthy scored on Rasmussen's sacrifice fly for UCLA first run of the game.

The Sun Devils added four more runs in the top of the fourth, again with two outs.

Wes Whisler hit his fourth home run of the year in the bottom of the fourth. It was a monster shot to right field to give the Bruins their second run of the game.

Billy Susdorf entered the game in the fifth inning and was finally able to shut down the Sun Devil offense. He allowed just one hit and no runs in 3.0 innings of work.

Wade Clark finished the game on the mound for UCLA, allowing four runs in the ninth inning after a scoreless eighth.

Parker was the only Bruin with more than one hit, and finished 2-for-3. The Bruins will travel to UC Riverside on Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. at Riverside.

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