Bruins Edge Huskies, 3-2, In 11 Innings
April 1, 2006
SEATTLE - A two-out single in the 11th inning from UCLA third baseman Eric TaylorJr. drove in a run to break a 2-2 tie as the Bruins emerged from a pitchers' duel with a 3-2win over the Washington baseball team Saturday at Husky Ballpark.
With two outs in the 11th, Sean Smith doubled off of Husky closer Elliott Cribby. Taylorfollowed with a single to left to plate Smith. In the bottom of the 11th, the Huskies got aone-out double from Kyle Conley, but Bruins reliever Paul Oseguera (1-0) got the finaltwo outs to secure the win.
Cribby (3-2) took the loss, allowing a run on two hits over two and one-third innings. TheHuskies, who beat UCLA 5-0 Friday, fell to 19-11 overall and 2-3 in Pac-10 play. TheBruins improved to 16-12 and 1-1 in conference.
Held scoreless through the first eight innings, the Huskies used a Bruins error to rally fortwo runs in the bottom of the ninth. After a leadoff single from Curt Rindal and a walk toZach Clem put two aboard with one out, Trevor Petersen grounded a would-be doubleplay ball to third. However, after Taylor tagged third for one out, his throw to first waswild, keeping the inning alive with runners at second and third.
Matt Stevens followed with another grounder to third. Taylor made a diving stab, but histhrow to first wasn't in time, allowing Clem to score. Pinch hitter Ryan Andersonfollowed with a chopper that bounded over Taylor into left, tying the game at 2-2.
Neither starting pitcher figured in the decision despite strong performances. UCLA'sDave Huff threw nine innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on 10 hits, one walk andseven strikeouts. Husky freshman Tyler Cheney worked eight and two-thirds innings,surrendering two runs (one earned) on eight hits and no walks.
UCLA took a 1-0 lead in the third. With Blair Dunlap aboard at first with two outs, ChrisJensen flied to a ball to right-center that dropped between center fielder Matt Hague andright fielder Kyle Conley. Dunlap came around to score after Hague bobbled the ball inthe outfield.
In the top of the seventh, Bruins center fielder Josh Roenicke, the son of former bigleaguer Gary Roenicke, hit his first home run of the season into the visitors' bullpen inleft, giving UCLA a 2-0 lead.
Bradley Boyer, Stevens and Hague each had two hits to lead the Huskies' offense. Rindalextended his hitting streak to 19 games with an infield single in the ninth.
The series concludes with a 1:00 p.m. game Sunday. The game will air live on radio onKKNW AM-1150.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference GameUCLA 3, Washington 2, 11 InningsUCLA 001 000 100 1 -- 3 11 1Washington 000 000 002 0 -- 2 11 1Dave Huff, Paul Oseguera (10) and Ryan Babineau.Tyler Cheney, Elliott Cribby (9) and Matt Lane. W -Oseguera (1-0). L - Cribby (3-2). 2B - UCLA, BrandonCrawford, Sean Smith; UW, Kyle Conley. HR - UCLA, JoshRoenicke (1). T - 2:52. A - 487.