NCAA: Bruins end Oklahoma's season with 17-7 rout

UCLA baserunner Matt Thayer slides home safely in front of Oklahoma catcher Josh Stinson during the second inning of the Bruins 17-7 win over the Sooners Saturday in Oklahoma City. The Bruins scored eight runs in the second inning to break the game open. With the loss the Sooners end the 2004 season at 38-24. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma's hopes of advancing to Sunday's regional title game weren't up for long Saturday against UCLA.

After taking a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an Ole Sheldon RBI single, the Bruins charged back with an eight-run second inning and never looked back in their 17-7 win over Oklahoma Saturday in Oklahoma City.

UCLA knocked out starting pitcher Casey Brown and reliever Mike Swindell, who each gave up four earned runs, in the second inning.

The Bruins took an 8-1 lead into the seventh inning, where they tacked on three more runs. The Sooners showed some life in the top of the eighth with three runs to cut the lead to 11-4, but UCLA put OU out of their misery with a six run eighth. OU added three more in the ninth, but it was too little, too late.

With the win UCLA must now beat top-seeded Florida twice on Sunday to advance to next weekend's Super Regional.

For the Sooners, the loss ends their season at 38-24.
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