Monday, 26 February 2018 15:41

UCLA Shuts Out Baylor for Series Win, 3-0

Written by  Official UCLA Press Release

No. 12 UCLA Shuts Out Baylor for Series Win, 3-0

Sophomore Pettway threw eight scoreless innings with six strikeouts.




UCLA Baseball 350LOS ANGELES –Freshman Zach Pettway threw eight scoreless innings, while Jeremy Ydens, Jake Pries, and Daniel Amaral each drove in a run as the No. 12 UCLA baseball team earned the series win against Baylor with a 3-0 victory on Sunday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.


Pettway struck out six batters over his eight shutout innings to earn his second win of the season, surrendering just three hits and no walks. Holden Powell collected his second save of the season with a pair of strikeouts.


The Bruins jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as Jeremy Ydens grounded out to second base with the bases load to plate Jake Hirabayashi.


UCLA made the score 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning as Ryan Kreidler led off the inning being hit by a pitch and then moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Garrett Mitchell. Amaral then drove Kreidler home with a two-out single to center field.


The Bruins pushed across one more run in the eighth inning when Chase Strumpf led off the inning with a triple off the center-field wall and pinch hitter Pries brought him home with a line-drive double over the left fielder's head.


Baylor's Hayden Kettler suffered the loss throwing 7.0 innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits with four strikeouts.


UCLA (6-1) scored three runs on five hits with no errors, while Baylor (3-3) ended the game with four hits and one error.

UCLA will head to Cal State Fullerton for its first road game of the season on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Goodwin Field. The Bruins will also host the NC Dinos, a Korean professional team, for an exhibition game on Wednesday at Jackie Robinson Stadium at 3 p.m.


Game Notes: UCLA earned its second shutout of the season … Zach Pettway began the game throwing five perfect innings before allowing a hit to begin the top of the sixth inning … Pettway and Holden Powell did not allow a walk … Jeremy Ydens drove in a run for the second-straight game … Daniel Amaral collected his third multi-hit game of the season and his third RBI … Chase Strumpf recorded his third multi-hit game of the season … Jake Pries hit his first double and collected his second RBI of the season.

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