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Class of 1990
04-03-2005, 11:24 PM
Cats needed this. UCLA is a bottom team in the Pac so far this season. We must get those wins.

I listened to all of it except the bottom of the ninth. Went into Sports Authority came out and FOX sports radio was on. I called 1290am and no one answered.

LOS ANGELES – The Arizona baseball team swept its first Pac-10 road series since 1999 with a 12-2 win over UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday. The victory improved the Wildcats to 21-10 overall and to 5-1 in the conference. UCLA lost its 13th straight game and fell to 7-17 overall and to 0-3 in the Pac-10.

After three straight weeks in which the Arizona pitching staff has struggled in a series finale, freshman Eric Berger impressed on Sunday. The southpaw retired the first 12 straight hitters he faced in relief of starter David Coulon, did not give up a hit and was just an eighth inning walk and a wild pitch on a third strike in the ninth shy of tossing a perfect final 5 2/3 innings the game.

Berger (3-0) struck out six for his third win of the year, while UCLA’s Brian Schroeder (0-2) was charged with his second loss of the season after surrendering five runs on eight hits in five innings on the mound.

Offensively, Arizona rapped out 12 runs on 16 hits, including four doubles and a home run. Leadoff hitter Trevor Crowe finished the contest 3 for 3 with three runs scored and two stolen bases. Senior Jeff Van Houten went 3 for 4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored while junior Jordan Brown (3 for 5, 2B, R) improved his career RBI total against UCLA to 25 with three runs driven in on Sunday

The Wildcats will have Monday off before resuming practice on Tuesday. Arizona will return to action next Friday at Washington State in Pullman, Wash., in the opening game of a three-game Pac-10 series. The entire series against the Cougars can be heard live on the radio on 1290 AM The Source.

Notes
In 10 relief appearances this season Eric Berger is 3-0 with a 1.31 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings. In three starts he is 0-0 with a 13.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in nine innings pitched ... Sophomore Jason Donald was hit by his Pac-10 leading 14th pitch of the year. He is just one shy of equaling Kenny Corley’s single season record of 15 ... Brad Boyer hit his second home run of the season in the win on Sunday... Arizona batted .357 as team with 10 doubles and three home runs in the series ... The pitching staff posted a 3-0 record with a 2.00 ERA and 26 strikeouts against just nine walks in 27 innings pitched ... The Wildcats outscored UCLA 31 to 6 in the series.

Baseball Completes Sweep Over UCLA With 12-2 Win on Sunday (http://www.arizonaathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=8360&SPID=527&DB_OEM_ID=1600&ATCLID=115521)

KingOfCats
04-04-2005, 01:27 AM
Thanks for the post Class. Hopefully people will continue to support UofA athletics, even though basketball season is over, by cheering on some of our other outstanding teams. These guys are not only talented but also play hard and are fun to watch.

Class of 1990
04-04-2005, 01:35 AM
A link to our next opponents.

At WSU next for the BatCats (http://forum.goazcats.com/showthread.php?t=29924)

They are another team on the bottom of the Pac. We need to go up there and take care of business.

Jason Scheer
04-04-2005, 01:37 AM
Kinda surprised UCLA looks bad this year...no major reason...UA looks real good and I cant wait for the series against Stanford

Class of 1990
04-04-2005, 01:40 AM
Kinda surprised UCLA looks bad this year...no major reason...UA looks real good and I cant wait for the series against Stanford

At Stanford May 20 - 22.

Next home games Oregon State April 15 - 17.

KingOfCats
04-04-2005, 01:47 AM
I can't wait for them to get back home for that Oregon State series. The weather has just been too outstanding recently to not go out to the stadium and enjoy a ball game.

11Banners
04-04-2005, 02:43 AM
Bruins were depleted by seniors graduating last year. The new coach brought in the #1 class in the country, but he needs time to rebuild. Gary Adams, our former coach, was possibly the worst in the country as he wasted away so much talent that made it to the pros.

Jason Scheer
04-04-2005, 05:12 AM
Bruins were depleted by seniors graduating last year. The new coach brought in the #1 class in the country, but he needs time to rebuild. Gary Adams, our former coach, was possibly the worst in the country as he wasted away so much talent that made it to the pros.

I really really want to know who told you UCLA had anything near a top 5 recruiting class..or even near a top 20..because they lied horribly


http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/college/041012recruiting.html

http://www.baseballnews.com/recruiting/recruiting_results.htm

11Banners
04-04-2005, 11:55 AM
Notice the difference in 2004 and 2005. I can't find the Rivals story or the others, but it was published on a few sites that the Bruins brought in possibly the #1 class with new coach Savage after he came in. He recruited the 2005 class, not the 2004 class when Gary Adams was HC.

Savage was the pitching coach and recruiter for SC when they had all those amazing arms like Zito, etc.

He also turned around UC Irvine from complete crap to a legitiment program. Most people wanted either your HC (a former Bruin) or Savage.

Jason Scheer
04-04-2005, 03:20 PM
Huh? There isnt really a 2005 class yet..that is the class that they brought in for this year isn't it?

EagleCat57
04-04-2005, 08:53 PM
Thanks Class, keep it comeing