UCLA Baseball Falls to Oregon, 3-2, in 10; Tries to Salvage Series Today
The Bruins weren't able to capitalize on their opportunities and they lost in extra innings yesterday.
The Bruins dropped their second straight to the Oregon Ducks yesterday, albeit in extra innings by a score of 3-2. Today, UCLA will look to salvage a game when they face the Ducks again. First pitch today is scheduled for 12 Noon PT and the game will be livestreamed.
Last Time Out
The Bruins scored first yesterday when they rallied in the second inning. JT Schwartz led off the inning with a walk. After he stole second, Josh Hahn doubled to right which allowed Schwartz to score. Hahn also scored when Michael Curialle hit an RBI single up the middle.
While UCLA was not able to score again, it doesn’t mean they didn’t have their chances.
In the third, the Bruins got a pair of singles from Kevin Kendall and Matt McLain. Schwartz was hit by a pitch which loaded the bases with two outs. But, they got nothing out of it as Mikey Perez struck out to end the threat.
Meanwhile, the Ducks also loaded the bases in the third. Oregon was able to score a pair of runs on a sacrifice fly and an RBI single to tie the game, 2-2.
Neither team would threaten to score again until the sixth inning.
That’s when the Ducks had runners on first and second with no outs, but Curialle caught a fly out to right and threw out an Oregon runner trying to tag and take third to turn it into a double play. Another fly out ended the Ducks’ threat.
Oregon threatened again in the seventh. With one out, the Ducks got a single from Gavin Grant. Tanner Smith followed with a double, but Grant was thrown out trying to score on the play. John Savage brought Adrian Chaidez in to get the third out. While Chaidez walked the first batter he faced, he got Kenyon Yovan to pop out and the Bruins were out of the inning.
UCLA had runners on first and second with one out in the eighth, but they couldn’t get a run across either.
In the top of the ninth, UCLA had their best threat to break the logjam. Perez was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and Jack Filby singled to move Perez to third. Filby was able to advance to second on the throw to third. That left the Bruins with runners on second and third with no outs, but Curialle struck out. Noah Cardenas hit a grounder to short but reached base when the shortstop threw home to throw out Perez trying to score. Both Filby and Cardenas were able to advance on the play and UCLA still had runners on second and third, now with two outs. Kyle Karros was up next and he struck out to end the Bruins’ threat.
The game went into extra innings, though UCLA went three up and three down in the tenth. In the bottom of the tenth, a single by Yovan and a pair of intentional walks loaded the bases with Ducks with just one out. Sam Novitske hit a walk-off single to win the game for Oregon, 3-2.
This afternoon, the Bruins will look to salvage a game from the series when the series concludes at Noon PT.
UCLA Baseball (22-13, 9-8)
Opponent: Oregon Ducks (24-8, 10-4)
Game Time: 12:00 Noon PT, Saturday, April 25, 2021
Where: PK Park, Eugene, OR
Live TV: None
Live Audio: None
Live Stream: Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app
Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast
UCLA - Jesse Bergin, RHP, Jr. (4-2, 4.29 ERA)
Oregon - Brett Walker, RHP, Jr. (4-1, 3.53 ERA)
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