UCLA's Michael Toglia (Eric Sorenson)


No. 1 Bruins Bruise Pirates In A Pair of Wins

At The Ballpark

LOS ANGELES — You know the old story of how Ernie Banks looked around at a perfect day at Wrigley Field and said, “Let’s play two”? Well, it was one of those kind of days here in Westwood for No. 8 East Carolina and No. 1 UCLA. Actually, if that saying was in effect all the time the Bruins would play two games just about every time out. I mean, this IS SoCal weather we’re talking about. But I digress.

So after the Bruins took the Friday night lidlifter 7-5, they came back on this Saturday afternoon with a bottom-of-the-ninth thriller decided on a Michael Toglia three-run homer on the last swing of the game. Game two of the Saturday DH saw the Bruins pitching and defense really put the clamps on ECU in a 3-0 win.

I will say this, in the past month the Bruins have beaten the No. 3-ranked Oregon State two of three, beat No. 2-ranked Stanford two of three (on the road) and now swept No. 8-ranked East Carolina. That’s as impressive of a stretch as we’ve seen in regular season baseball in a long while.

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