Baseball uses big inning to dispose of UCSB

In Westwood... or on the road. Night... or day.

So far, it's all been the same for the UCLA baseball team. The latest example came Tuesday afternoon, as UCLA traveled up the 101 Freeway to defeat UC Santa Barbara 7-1 and improve to 17-0 on the season. It was the Bruins' seventh win away from Jackie Robinson Stadium.

It was yet another example of UCLA's depth on the mound, with senior right-hander Garett Claypool (2-0) allowing one run in seven innings of work and striking out 10 of the 24 batters he faced. Relievers Erik Goeddel and Dan Klein combined to toss two scoreless innings out of bullpen.

After stranding four runners in the first three innings, UCLA broke through with five runs on seven hits in the fourth. The scrappy, wear-you-out Bruins finished with 16 hits -- none of which were home runs. Blair Dunlap had three hits, while Tyler Rahmatulla, Cody Keefer, Cody Regis, Justin Uribe and Beau Amaral had two apiece.

No. 9 UCLA (17-0) returns to Jackie Robinson Stadium Thursday night to take on Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (7-11) in the first of a three-game set.