Monday, 29 February 2016 15:37

No. 15 UCLA Drops Series Finale to Cal Poly SLO

Written by  Official UCLA Press Release

UCLA Baseball 350SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The No. 15 UCLA Bruins dropped the series finale to Cal Poly, 6-2, on Sunday afternoon at Baggett Stadium. However, the Bruins come home with a, 2-1, series victory.

Kyle Molnar (0-1) lasted three innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on seven hits to garner the loss for UCLA. Cal Poly starter Erich Uelmen (2-0) pitched a complete game, allowing two runs on six hits, while striking out six to get the win for the Mustangs.

At the plate, the Bruins totaled six hits, led by Christoph Bono (2-for-4, RBI) who finished as the only UCLA player with multiple hits.

Cal Poly (6-2) notched the game’s first runs with three in the bottom of the second due in large part to an error and a dropped pop-up by the Bruins. A routine pop-fly fell between four UCLA players to begin the inning and a throwing error two batters later put two on with one out. The Mustangs then capitalized with an RBI-groundout and a pair of two-out RBI-singles to take the early, 3-0, lead.

The Mustangs added another run in the third to take a four-run advantage on the Bruins. Cooper Moore delivered the RBI-single for Cal Poly, giving them a 4-0 edge through three.

UCLA (3-4) broke through in the fourth with a pair of two-out runs, cutting the deficit to two. With two down and nobody on, Kort Peterson worked a walk. Then, Sean Bouchard ripped a ball inside the bag at first all the way down into the corner for an RBI-triple to plate Peterson. Bono followed with a single up the middle to score Bouchard and make it a two-run contest.

However, that would be it for the Bruin offense who could muster just two runs against Uelmen. Cal Poly went on to add a run in the fifth and seventh innings to reach the final count of 6-2.

The Bruins next travel to UC Santa Barbara to take on the Gauchos on Tuesday, March 1 at 2:00pm PT. Fans can listen to all of the action live at uclabruins.com.

Notes: Scott Jarvis (.556), Brett Urabe (.462), Kort Peterson (.444) and Eric Filia (.400) hit .400 or better this weekend … Brett Urabe drove in a team-high five runs this weekend … This marks UCLA’s first series win of the season.

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