Bruins Fall in Pullman, 15-2 to Washington State

May 24, 2003

Pullman, WA - UCLA (27-31) was unable to rally from a 6-0 deficit after the first inning, falling 15-2 to Washington State (19-36) in front of 731 fans at Bailey-Brayton Field on Saturday afternoon.

After the Bruins scored nine runs in the first inning of Friday's contest, the Cougars returned the favor with six runs in the bottom of the first on Saturday. Washington State would add another run in the second inning when Derek Bruce's double started a two-out rally. After two frames, UCLA trailed 7-0.

The Bruins broke onto the scoreboard in the fourth inning when Warren Trott led-off the frame with a home run. Wes Whisler would follow Trott with a triple to right field, putting a runner on third base with no outs. However a line-out and strikeout would follow and would Whisler score base on a Cougar error.

Washington State countered the Bruin runs with eight of its own in the bottom of the frame. Seven singles, a double and a home run from Jeremy Farrar would spearhead the rally. After four innings of play, the Cougars led, 15-2.

Relievers David Johnson and Garett White would combine to keep the Cougars off the board after the fifth. However, the Bruin offense was also unable to score as starter Aaron MacKensie threw a complete game, holding UCLA to only six hits.

Whisler and Trott led UCLA with two hits apiece. Trott also recorded the Bruins' only RBI of the contest.

The teams will wrap-up their regular seasons tomorrow with a 12:00 p.m. match-up at Bailey-Brayton Field.

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