Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Baseball: Savage not too worried about loss at Fullerton
By Blair Angulo
Two runs, three hits and a walk was all the UCLA baseball team mustered Tuesday night in a 5-2 loss at Cal State Fullerton.
Head coach John Savage, at least through the phone, did not seem too concerned.
"That does happen," he said.
It can't hurt that the loss came at the hands of the nation's No. 8-ranked team. And it also can't hurt that it was only UCLA's fourth loss away from Jackie Robinson Stadium all season. And it can't hurt that No. 7 UCLA (41-12) had won seven straight and 11 of 12 heading into Tuesday.
“Our guys were rushing into their at-bats," Savage added. "We didn’t make the game bigger than any other game. We just didn’t string at-bats together.”
If any loss can be labeled as "good," then the Bruins' four road losses are just that. UCLA fell at then-No. 17 Oregon State on April 9, at then-No. 17 Arizona two weeks later, at now-No. 23 UC Irvine on May 11 and at No. 8 Fullerton Tuesday.
The latest defeat didn't necessarily take the wind out of UCLA's sail.
"We've got plenty of momentum," Savage said. "We're not worried about momentum. We feel really good about our team and about the last 53 games we played."