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Saturday, May 8, 2010
Baseball: Bruins pull away with big ninth inning

By Blair Angulo

The UCLA baseball team secured a Pac-10 Conference series win Saturday afternoon, beating Washington 14-6 to make it two straight in Seattle.

Kimberly Lajcik/Daily Bruin The Bruins used a seven-run ninth to run away from Washington.


The No. 12-ranked Bruins (33-10, 9-8 Pac-10) led by a run heading into the last frame before pulling away from the Huskies (25-21, 8-9) with a seven-run ninth.

Freshman Cody Keefer and sophomore Steve Rodriguez -- the last two batters in the lineup -- combined to go four for nine with seven runs batted in. Keefer's home run (his first in college) in the second inning gave the Bruins a 3-1 lead. Rodriguez belted two -- his second to open the ninth.

Sophomore right-hander Trevor Bauer (7-3) gave up six runs (four earned) and seven hits in seven innings. Erik Goeddel, Matt Grace and Dan Klein combined for two innings of scoreless relief.

UCLA goes for the sweep on Sunday afternoon. Junior left-hander Rob Rasmussen (6-2, 3.59 ERA) will take the hill.