Mar. 29, 1997
UCLA Defeats Cal, 8-1, to Sweep Series
LOS ANGELES -- Junior Peter Zamora pitched eight strong innings, allowing just one run on seven hits and no walks while striking out two and helped lead UCLA to an 8-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Zamora faced just three batters in seven of the nine innings. As the designated hitter, he was 3-4 with a solo home run, two runs batted in and two runs scored. He extended his hitting streak to nine games and increased his league-leading batting average to .472. UCLA swept the three-game series, winning 13-1, 9-0 and 8-1.
Junior Troy Glaus, the Pac-10 Southern Division's leading home-run hitter, belted a pair of solo home runs in consecutive at bats in the fifth and sixth innings.
Freshman Juan Hernandez hit a solo home run over the right-field wall in the fourth inning to account for the Bears' scoring.
UCLA scored two runs in the first inning. for the fourth time this season, senior Jon Heinrichs led off a game with a home run. After a three-base error put Glaus on third base, sophomore Eric Valent hit a sacrifice fly, giving him a league-leading 58 RBIs on the season. The Bruins added another run in the second inning on a solo home run by Zamora. UCLA added tow in the fourth inning. Junior Nick Theodorou scored on a wild itch, and freshman Aldo Pinto singled in a run. The Bruins added two more in the fifth inning. Glaus led off the inning with a home run. Zamora added an RBI-single. The Bruins completed their scoring in the sixth inning, as Glaus hit a solo home run with two outs.
Sophomore Tyler Walker, listed as the top pro prospect in all of college baseball by the Major League Scouting Bureau, allowed five runs, three earned, in three and a third innings to suffer the loss. He dropped to 3-3 on the season.
Glaus was 2-5 with two runs batted in and three runs scored. Valent was 2-4 with a double, run batted in and run scored. Freshman Aldo Pinto was 2-4 with an RBI.
Junior designated hitter Aaron Gordnier led the Bears with two hits in three at bats.
The No. 2-ranked UCLA Bruins play next on Tuesday, April 1, at Pepperdine at 2 p.m. UCLA travels to Tempe, Ariz., to play Arizona State over the weekend. California travels to Tuscon, Ariz., to play Arizona over the weekend.
California: Walker, Nickle (4), Steele (6), Fischer (8) and Hill.