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Zach Pettway filled in the Friday role nicely. (Shotgun Spratling)

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UCLA, St. John’s Leave Strong Marks

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LOS ANGELES UCLA head coach John Savage didn’t think to give sophomore righthander Zach Pettway any extra advice before the Bruins’ season opener. Pettway had to slide into the Friday night role because of a minor injury to expected top starter Ryan Garcia.

It was similar to how Pettway moved into the UCLA weekend rotation last year following injuries. And just like his freshman campaign, Pettway made the transition look smooth. He struck out nine and allowed two unearned runs in six innings and the Bruins rallied to beat St. John’s 3-2 at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

“He’s been in some[…]

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