Monday, 26 March 2018 13:49

UCLA Falls To ASU In Series Final

Written by  UCLA Official Press Release

No. 16 UCLA Falls to ASU in Series Finale, 4-0

Stronach and Pries each tallied two base hits.




Jackie Robinson StadiumLOS ANGELES –Jack Stronach and Jake Pries each recorded two base hits, while Jack Ralston threw 4.1 innings as the No. 16 UCLA baseball team fell to Arizona State in the series finale, 4-0, on Sunday from Jackie Robinson Stadium.


The Bruins were shutout for the first time since the final game of the 2016 season as ASU starter Eli Lingos (4-1) threw eight scoreless innings surrendering just five hits and three walks with eight strikeouts to earn the win. UCLA starter Ralston (0-1) suffered the loss allowing one run on four hits in 4.1 innings of work.


After four scoreless innings to start the game, the Sun Devils scored the first run in the top of the fifth inning when Gage Workman hit an RBI-double to right-center field to plate Taylor Lane who led off the inning with a single.


ASU added two more runs in the sixth inning to make the score 3-0 as Alika Williams hit a two-out, two-run single to centerfield after Nathan Hadley came out of the bullpen and struck out the two previous batters. The Sun Devils tacked on one more run in the top of the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly to center field by Drew Swift.


The Bruins best scoring opportunity came in the fourth inning as Stronach and Pries hit back-to-back two-out singles to put runners on first and second base but Lingos was able to get RJ Teijeiro to fly out to the left fielder to keep the Bruins off the board.


UCLA (15-5, 5-1) collected six hits and no errors, while Arizona State (12-12, 4-2) scored four runs on nine hits with no errors.

The Bruins will be on the road for the first time during Pac-12 play this season when they travel north to take on California in a three-game conference series beginning on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. PT at Evans Diamond.


Game Notes: UCLA's offense went 76 games between shutouts … Jack Ralston set a career-high in innings pitched … Jake Pries tallied his fifth double of the season and his fourth multi-hit game of the season … Jack Stronach recorded his third multi-hit game of the season.

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