Bruins Wrap-Up the Regular Season at Washington State

May 21, 2003

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This Week:
May 23, at Washington State, 6:00 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field*
RHP Casey Janssen (5-6) vs. RHP Bryce Chamberlin (4-5)
May 24, at Washington State, 1:00 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field*
LHP Wes Whisler (3-6) vs. RHP Aaron MacKenzie (4-5)
May 25, at Washington State, 12:00 p.m., Bayley-Brayton Field*

Bruins Push Stanford To Extra-Innings, Drop Two of Three:
Despite forcing the seventh-ranked Cardinal into two extra-inning contests, the Bruins could only claim one victory at Sunken Diamond over the weekend.

Stanford starter John Hudgins, who leads the Pac-10 with 108 strikeouts, stifled the Bruin offense with a four-hit, ten strikeout complete game on Friday night. Wes Whisler scored the Bruins only run as they fell 9-1.

Whisler would return on Saturday to throw nine innings, allowing only eight hits and sending the teams into extra-innings tied at 5-5. It marked the second nine-inning outing by the left-hander in as many starts.

Freshman designated hitter Brett McMillan would lift UCLA to the win with his first career grand-slam in the top of the 12th inning.

Sunday saw the teams go into extra-innings once again as UCLA was led by two home runs from Whisler and a two-run homer from Billy Susdorf. However, Stanford would steal the Bruin magic as Donny Lucy hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the tenth for the win.

Ninth-Inning Rally Brings Bruins a 4-3 Win Over Pepperdine:
Sean Carpenter scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning to lift UCLA to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over Pepperdine on Tuesday.

Trailing 3-2, a lead-off walk to Ryan McCarthy and infield singles from Brandon Averill and Adam Simon loaded the bases with no outs in the final frame. Preston Griffin drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly. After a strikeout, Billy Susdorf walked to load the bases again before Carpenter scored during Wes Whisler's at-bat.

Averill homered in the sixth for his eighth of the season which ranks first on the team along with Griffin and Susdorf.

Junior right-hander Mike Castillo picked up his first win of 2003 after pitching three perfect innings. Doug Silva earned his third save with a scoreless ninth inning.

Tentative Lineup
1B Wes Whisler (6-5, 227, L/L, So.) Homered twice vs. Stanford (5/18)
2B Preston Griffin (5-11, 184, R/R, Jr.) Errorless in Pac-10 action.
SS Ryan McCarthy (6-3, 180, R/R, So.) Four hits vs.OSU (5/3)
3B Brandon Averill (6-4, 200, R/R, Jr.) Hit .500 in Stanford series (led team)
LF Chris Jensen (6-1, 185, L/R, So.) Only Bruin to homer vs. Washington.
CF Matt Thayer (5-10, 173, R/L, So.) Team-high nine stolen bases.
RF Billy Susdorf (6-1, 200, R/R, So.) Leads team with 64 hits.
C Warren Trott (6-1, 188, B/R, Sr.) Hitting .308 this season
DH Brett McMillan (6-5, 210, L/R, Fr.) Team-high .339 batting average.
P Casey Janssen (6-3, 185, R/R, Jr.) Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week. (5/12)
P Wes Whisler (6-5, 227, L/L, So.) Nine innings in both of last 2 starts.

About Washington State...
The Cougars enter the weekend 18-35, 6-15 in Pac-10 action. Last weekend, Washington State claimed a Friday night victory at USC, but fell in the next two games to drop the series in Los Angeles.

Head Coach Tim Mooney is in his 3rd year as the head coach of the Cougars, with a 36-72 mark heading into the season. Last season, Washington State won two of three games at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Top Players
Jay Miller (Fr., OF) .348, 2 HR, 33 RBI- Bellevue, WA (Newport HS)
Grant Richardson (So., INF) .315, 13 HR, 47 RBI- Richland, WA (Richland HS)
Derek Bruce (So., INF) .292, 6 HR, 27 RBI- Lewiston, ID (Lewiston HS)
Jeremy Farrar (Jr., OF) .266, 6 HR, 24 RBI- Mansfield, TX (Hill JC)
Justin Hart (Jr., OF) .346, 2 HR, 12 RBI- Woodenville, WA (Columbia Basin CC)

Starting Pitchers
Bryce Chamberlin (So., RHP) 7.23 ERA, 4-5- Okanogan, WA (Okanogan HS)
Aaron MacKensie (Jr., RHP) 6.05 ERA, 4-5- Perth, Australia (Treasure Valley CC)

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