Sunday, March 21, 2010
Baseball reaches its own 'Sweet Sixteen'
By Blair Angulo
The UCLA baseball team did it again Sunday, beating Oral Roberts 9-1 at Jackie Robinson Stadium to earn a sweep and extend its winning streak to 16 games.
Junior left-hander Rob Rasmussen continued to prove that the Bruins' weekend rotation extends beyond aces Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer. Rasmussen gave up a run on two hits in five and two thirds innings and retired 17 in a row after surrendering a single to the game's first batter.
Senior Blair Dunlap also led off UCLA's first inning in good fashion, but his hit left the yard to give the Bruins an early 1-0 lead. UCLA added five in the fourth and three more in the sixth. First baseman Justin Uribe drove in three runs with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate.