Baseball bounces back from first loss to take series

One loss was enough for the UCLA baseball team.

A day after losing for the first time this season, the No. 6 Bruins (23-1) responded with a 7-5 victory over No. 19 Stanford on Saturday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. With the win, UCLA took its first Pac-10 Conference series.

Sophomore closer Dan Klein continued his late-game dominance, earning his sixth save of the season by tossing two scoreless innings (his scoreless streak is now up to 19 2/3 innings). Junior left-hander Rob Rasmussen (4-0) got the win with a solid six innings (three earned runs and four hits).

Offensively, UCLA was led by a mix of young and old -- junior shortstop Niko Gallego and freshman outfielder Cody Keefer. Gallego scored three runs and was three for four, while Keefer knocked in three runs on two hits.