May 1, 2012
Long Beach, Calif. - The Dirtbags had two runners in scoring position with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning trailing 2-1, but UCLA closer Scott Griggs was able to recover with two strikeouts to finish his 10th save of the season as Long Beach State fell to the No. 11 Bruins.
The Dirtbags were able to cut a 2-0 down by one in the bottom of the eighth inning. Ino Patron entered as a pinch hitter and hit a leadoff single, and scored on a sacrifice fly following a groundout and a passed ball.
Long Beach State (21-21) threatened once again in the bottom of the ninth against Griggs, as Matt Duffy and Michael Hill walked to start the inning. After a sacrifice, however, Griggs rallied with two strikeouts to end the game.
UCLA (29-12) scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning off of Nick Sabo. Sabo hit Jeff Gelalich with a pitch, who then came home to score on a double from Trevor Brown that lasted just past a diving Johnny Bekakis.
The Bruins added one more run on a single by Brown following three walks from two different relievers.
Matt Johnson started the game for Long Beach State and threw three scoreless innings, while Jake Stassi allowed one hit over his three innings of relief for the Dirtbags. UCLA's Grant Watson got the win, allowing two hits over six innings.
The Dirtbags play three more non-conference games this weekend, playing a split series with Loyola Marymount beginning on Saturday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m.
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