Sunday, May 9, 2010
Baseball: Bruins hang on to sweep Washington
By Blair Angulo
Things got a bit interesting late in Sunday's game -- perhaps a little too interesting for the Bruins' taste -- but the UCLA baseball team managed to leave Seattle with a sweep of Washington.
The Huskies tagged UCLA closer Dan Klein for four runs in the ninth inning, but he retired the final two batters to help the secure a 7-6 Bruins victory. Before him, junior left-hander Rob Rasmussen (7-2) had done enough to erase the memories of last Sunday's rough outing in which he allowed seven runs and seven hits in four innings during a 12-3 loss to Arizona State.
Rasmussen went 6 2/3 innings Sunday, surrendering just a run on five hits. Washington did its damage once Rasmussen exited, scoring the last five runs of the game. But UCLA (34-10, 10-8 Pac-10) had built a 6-0 cushion early.
UCLA won its 34th game -- the most wins in a season since 2004 when it finished 35-29. The Bruins also won their fourth straight game after being swept at home by the Sun Devils. The four-game streak is the longest since UCLA opened the season on a 22-0 run.