Baseball Heads To Santa Barbara For Midweek Match-up

Feb. 17, 2003

This Week:
February 18, @ UC Santa Barbara, 2:00 p.m., Cesar Uyesaka Stadium
Febraury 21, @Texas A&M Tournament (vs. Texas A&M), 7:00 p.m.
February 22, @ Texas A&M Tournament (vs. Utah), 10:00 a.m.
February 22, @ Texas A&M Tournament (vs. Creighton), 1:00 p.m.
February 23, @Texas A&M Tournament (vs. Utah), 1:00 p.m.
Feburary 24, @ Texas A&M Tournament (vs. Creighton), 10:00 a.m.
February 24, @ Texas A&M Tournament (vs. Texas A&M ), 8:00 p.m.

Bruins Take Two From NC State:
UCLA returned home to win two out of three over the visiting North Carolina State Wolfpack. Friday starter Mike Kunes held NC State to five hits in the first seven innings to lead the Bruins to a 8-6 win.

A ten-run fourth inning was the key to UCLA's 12-5 victory on Saturday. A grand slam from Ryan McCarthy and a three-run shot from Billy Susdorf highlighted the inning.

The Bruins would fall short of the sweep, falling 9-6 on Sunday. Preston Griffin hit two home runs, including a three-run homer in the seventh inning.

Fullerton Game Cancelled:
The Bruins' match-up with third-ranked Cal State Fullerton was cancelled on Wednesday due to rain. The game will be made up, but no word of when the date will be.

About UC Santa Barbara...
The Gauchos enter the week with a 3-7 mark after dropping two at San Jose State last weekend. Their other wins have come over San Diego State and Houston.

Head Coach Bob Brontesma is in his 10th year as the head coach of the Wolfpack. He is 241-247 during his tenure. UCLA currently leads the series between the teams, 35-18, after winning both match-ups with the Gauchos in 2002.

Top Returners (2002 Stats)
Josh McCanne (Sr., 1B) .288, 8 HR, 42 RBI
- Mammoth, CA (Orange Coast College)
Blair Havens (Sr., OF) .367, 1 HR, 22 RBI
- Los Alamitos, CA (Orange Coast College)
Eric Posthumus (So., RHP) 6-1, 5.34 ERA
- Santa Clarita, CA (Hart HS)
Chris Malec (So., INF) .328, 8 HR, 60 RBI
- Laguna Nigel, CA (Santa Margarita HS)
Matt Vasquez (Jr., RHP) 5-10, 5.53 ERA
- Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara HS)
Matt Wilkerson (So., OF) .312, 16 HR, 49 RBI
- Santa Margarita, CA (Santa Margarita HS)

Starting Pitcher
Mike Martin (Fr. RHP)
- Red Bluff, CA (Red Bluff HS)

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