May 17, 2005
Los Angeles, Calif. - Evan Shahak's pinch-hit two-run single through the left side in the sixth helped LMU baseball secure
its 6-1 victory over UCLA (13-36) Tuesday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Lions (26-25) are now winners of 10 of their last 12 games and have posted
six consecutive mid-week victories.
Shahak's two-run single gave the Lions a 3-0 advantage in the sixth. LMU added two more in the seventh when Eric Farris's
sacrifice fly to left scored Michael Glomb and James Cooper's double to right brought in Joe Frazee, who had
singled earlier in the inning.
Getting his fourth start of 2005, sophomore Daniel Macias (1-2) threw a career-high 6.1 innings, scattering four
hits and holding the Bruins to one run in the seventh while striking out three.
Back-to-back singles by Chris Jensen and Hector Ambriz turned into a run for UCLA in the seventh when Brett McMillan's sacrifice fly to right scored Jensen.
The Lions put up their final run in the top of the ninth on back-to-back singles by Farris and Cooper.
LMU took an 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth when junior Kyle Mura singled through the left side, scoring James Cooper
from second. Cooper had drawn the walk from UCLA starter Adam Simon and advanced to second when
Simon hit Matt White to put runners on first and second.
Simon (1-5) took the loss for the Bruins after allowing three runs.
Cooper finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
LMU's win Tuesday evening completed the season sweep of UCLA, as the Lions defeated the Bruins 4-2 on April 12.
The game gave LMU the 33-32 advantage in the all-time series record. The last team to sweep UCLA was LMU's
2000 WCC Championship squad.
The Lions will now host Gonzaga (28-21, 15-11 WCC) for a four-game West Coast Conference series that will determine
the Coast Division title this weekend at Page Stadium. LMU, the defending Coast Division Champions, will
look to take three of four games from the Bulldogs to clinch their fourth WCC Championship Series
appearance in seven seasons. Pepperdine and San Francisco will play this weekend to determine
the West Division title.
Friday's game will begin at 3:00 p.m. LMU and Gonzaga will then play a doubleheader Saturday, with the
first game starting at noon and game two following 30 minutes after the completion of the first.
Sunday's game will be the usual 1:00 p.m. and will be preceded by Senior Day, where the Lions
will honor Matt White, Jon Oller, Gabe Bueno, Anthony Santana, Joe Frazee, Kyle Huddy, and Evan
Shahak for their accomplishments on the field and in the classroom.