UCLA Baseball Ties Alumni, 2-2

Feb. 2, 2007

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Jan. 27, 2007

Los Angeles - The 13th-ranked UCLA baseball team played to a 2-2 deadlock against the 'Young-Timers' in a rain-shortened six-inning contest at the Bruins' annual baseball Alumni Game on Saturday afternoon. The 2007 club rallied from a 2-0 deficit with two runs in the sixth frame before game officials called the game due to rain after six innings.

Freshman Gavin Brooks pitched three scoreless innings for the 2007 squad and recorded five strikeouts. Sophomore Jason Novak hurled two scoreless innings of relief and struck out two batters.

The Bruins' sixth-inning rally began with a solo blast to left-field by sophomore Eddie Murray, cutting the Alumni Team's lead in half. Redshirt freshman Dustin Quist reached on a walk and stole second base before scoring on freshman Justin Uribe's game-tying double.

Alumni right-hander Casey Janssen (2001-2004), of the Toronto Blue Jays, earned the starting nod for the 'Young-Timers' and pitched one scoreless inning. The Alumni Team scored its two runs in the fourth inning when Matt Thayer (2002-2004) knocked in Cassidy Olson (1995-1998) and Chris Jensen (2002-2006).

The day began with an 'Old-Timers' game, featuring former Bruins who played during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Over 80 former Bruin baseball players attended the 2007 Alumni Game, including former major leaguers Eric Karros and Don Slaught, and current MLB players Garrett Atkins, Casey Janssen and Chase Utley.

The UCLA baseball program would like to thank all the alumni for their participation and support of Bruin baseball. UCLA opens its season against Winthrop on Friday, Feb. 2 at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Game time is slated for 6 p.m.

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