LMU Hands Gauchos Third Straight Loss

April 6, 2010

Final Stats

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara baseball team went up early in Tuesday's game, but a middle-inning hitting barrage by Loyola Marymount gave the Lions all they needed in a 12-4 win at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.

Before the Lions even recorded a hit, the Gauchos led 4-0 courtesy of three runs in the first inning. Beck Wheeler, Matt Valaika and Trevor Whyte all had RBI singles off LMU starter Martin Viramontes.

But, while the LMU bullpen held the Gauchos in check, UCSB's bullpen couldn't do the same.

After starter Greg Davis pitched three perfect innings, five relievers allowed all 12 of the Lions runs and all 10 of LMU's hits. LMU (15-12) scored four runs in the fifth and five times in the sixth to put the game out of reach.

It was the Lions' 12th win in their past 14 games while the Gauchos (12-11) dropped their third straight contest.

Valaika and Gunnar Terhune each had three-hit days as UCSB had 12 hits, but the Gauchos stranded nine runners on the day.

Mike Ford (0-1) took the loss, allowing seven runs (five earned) in 2.1 innings of relief. The senior allowed just three hits, but he hit three others with a pitch and walked two more.

Sam Phippen made his season debut. The right-hander, who also plays on the Gaucho basketball team, allowed two runs on one hit in 2/3 of an inning.

UCSB opens Big West Conference play this weekend with a three-game series at Cal Poly. Friday and Saturday's games start at 6 p.m. while Sunday's game starts at 1 p.m. All three games can be heard on AM 1490 and streaming live online at UCSBgauchos.com.

Click here for more information and a schedule of baseball games on the air!

Earlier this year UCSB revealed a new look and the baseball team is sporting some new logos and uniforms on the field. Be sure to come to the baseball team's home games to outfit yourself in the new gear! Click here to take a look at the new logos and uniforms the Gauchos are wearing. All new gear is available for purchase at UCSB home baseball games.

UCSB Athletics has a new weekly radio show called Talk'n Gauchos which airs every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. on AM 1490 KIST. The show is broadcast live from State & A Bar and Grill, located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara. Fans are encouraged to attend the show for free gear and ticket giveaways or to even e-mail a question in to one of the guests and have it read live over the air. The show also airs live online via audio streaming and fans can click here to check out the entire lineup of live audio streaming online.

As the Gauchos and Mustangs battle it out on the field, diamond, court, and in the pool, the Big West Conference rivals jointly seek to make fans and students aware of their campuses' recycling and sustainability efforts. The eco-slant to the rivalry goes hand-in-hand both the colors of sustainability (blue and green) and each schools colors (blue for UCSB and green for Cal Poly).

• Some Facts About Sustainability
√ LED bulbs use 90% less electricity than traditional holiday bulbs. With their 20-year lifetimes, you don't have to replace LED light-strings as often as conventional ones. Burning 10 strands of lights with 100 lights per strand, eight hours per day for a month costs $175 for incandescent bulbs vs. about $1 for LED mini-bulbs. Incandescent lights give off as much as 90% of their energy as heat, leading to fire concerns. LEDs barely warm up.

√ Use cold water for hand washing. Every 10-degree drop in H2O temperature saves you 3%-5% on water heating costs. Most faucets spit out 2 gal per min while you're waiting for the water to warm up. With hand washing, the friction and the soap are what really get your hands clean. As far as water temp goes, you'd have to rinse your paws in boiling water to actually kill germs.

√ Every minute of every day, the U.S. loses two acres of agricultural land to development, up to 1.2 million acres per year.

√ Every year, the average American household will spend $17,000.00 on basics including food, clothing, body care, and other household items. And over the past 30 years, the waste produced in this country has almost tripled, from 88 million tons in 1960 to about 236 million tons in 2003.

√ More than 100 million trees worth of bulk mail arrives in American mailboxes each year that's the equivalent of deforesting the entire Rocky Mountain National Park every four months.