Friday, March 5, 2010
Baseball: UCLA sweeps double-header
By Blair Angulo
The Bruins are off to their best start since 1978 thanks to two wins against Nebraska at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Friday.
No. 19 UCLA cruised to a 13-1 victory in the first game behind seven strong innings from ace Gerrit Cole, who struck out nine and gave up the lone run and two hits. Justin Uribe had three hits, including a deep home run to right field. Tyler Rahmatulla had three hits, and Brett Krill and Steve Rodriguez also hit home runs.
About an hour after the first game ended, UCLA (8-0) picked up where it left off. Trevor Bauer earned his second victory by giving up only one run in 6 2/3 innings, as UCLA won 5-3. Bauer struck out 10 and closer Dan Klein notched his second save with 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
The Bruins led 4-0 after four innings and held on for their eighth victory of the season. It's UCLA's first eight-game win streak since 2001.