Baseball Defeats UCLA Behind Strong Performance By Matt Vasquez
May 15, 2001
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Freshman Matt Vasquez pitched seven innings of three-hit baseball for his fifth victory of the season as the 20th-ranked Gauchos defeated the UCLA Bruins 10-4 Tuesday afternoon. With the victory the Gauchos improve to 38-13 on the season while the Bruins fall to 29-25.
Vasquez gave up two unearned runs on a home run to John Campanella, his third of the season, in the fourth inning, and struck out two batters en route to the win. He is now 5-3 on the season. Bruin starter Paul Diaz gave up nine hits and four runs, three earned in the loss.
UCSB scored six runs in the seventh inning, highlighted by back-to-back home runs by Dave Molidor and Von Schell. The three run homer by Molidor was his tenth of the season while Von Schell's round-tripper was his 18th of the year, breaking the old school record of 17 set by Greg Vella in 1986.
UCSB sophomore right fielder Ryan Spilborghs extended his school-record hit streak to 30 games with a single in his first at bat in the third inning. He added another single in the seventh to finish 2-for-3.
UCLA shortstop Josh Canales extended his current hit streak to 21 games and Player of the Year candidate Brian Baron collected his 100th hit of the season for the Bruins.
UCSB will close the regular season with a three game series against central coast rival Cal Poly this weekend at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Friday's game will begin at 2:00 p.m.