Trojans Unable to Contain No. 12 Bruins, Fall 6-1|
March 10, 2013
WESTWOOD, Calif. - The Trojan baseball team hung with the No. 12 UCLA Bruins through the first 6.5 frames, but could not hold down the Bruin offense in the bottom of the seventh, falling 6-1 in a nonconference game at Jackie Robinson Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The Bruins (11-3) touched up Trojan (7-8) starter Kyle Twomey (Placentia, Calif./El Dorado HS) for a run in the bottom half of the first inning, as the leadoff hitter Carroll came around to score as he attempted to steal third and the ball got away from the third baseman. However, Twomey was able to pitch out of the jam and minimize the damage. Twomey did a masterful job of pitching out of jams all afternoon, as the Bruins left nine on base through his five innings of work.
The Trojans were no-hit through the first four frames by Bruin starter Grant Watson. Kevin Swick (La Canada, Calif./Loyola HS) broke up the no-hitter with a single to centerfield in the top of the fifth.
In the sixth inning, the Trojans tied things up with one swing of the bat, as freshman Vahn Bozoian (Chino Hills, Calif./Ayala HS) took an 0-1 pitch over the left field wall for his first collegiate home run and tied the score up, 1-1.
In the bottom of the sixth, however, the Bruins answered, as they touched up reliever Sean Adler (Northridge, Calif./Sierra Canyon HS) for three runs and took a 4-1 lead.
The Trojans threatened with baserunners in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, but were unable to plate any runs.
The Bruins added two more insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, before lefty reliever Marc Huberman (Los Angeles/Hamilton HS) came in to shut the door, with runners on second and third with no outs.
The Trojans will return to Dedeaux Field on Tuesday to host Pepperdine in a 6 p.m. contest.