UW 4, UCLA 1

Bryce Mooney pitched four and two thirds innings of one hit relief and Curt Rindal extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a homer as the Huskies beat the UCLA Bruins 4-1 in the finale of a three game ac-10 series at Husky Ballpark.

With the win in the rubber match of the series the Huskies took the series 2-1 and improved to 3-3 in the Pac-10 and 20-11 overall, while the Bruins dropped to 1-2, 16-13.

Mooney entered the game in relief of Husky starter Nick Hagadone in the fifth after the Bruins scored their only run of the game and still had runners aboard at first and second with only one out. He struck out leadoff batter Blair Dunlap looking and finally won a nine pitch battle with Brandon Crawford, retiring him on a called third strike. In the seventh the Bruins got two more runners on base on a single and a walk with two outs, but Mooney struck Dunlap out swinging to end the inning. Mooney (3-0) struck out six in winning his third game in as many decisions.

For the Bruins, starter Tyson Brummett (4-4) took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks in five and a third innings. He struck out four.

The Huskies took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Rindal lined a 1-1 pitch from Brummett into the visitors bullpen in left field for his sixth homer of the season.

Rindal helped make it 2-0 in the fourth. He led off with an infield single off the chest of Eric Taylor, Jr., stole second, took third on a flyout to right and scored on a single to left center by Matt Stevens.

Stevens accounted for the final two Washington runs when he greeted reliever Jason Novak with his tenth homer of the season, a shot into the center field screen, following a one out single by Kyle Conley. With the homer Stevens tied Zach Clem for the team lead and raised the Huskies' Pac-10 leading total to 48.

The Huskies have a day off before hosting Portland in a non-conference affair at Husky Ballpark on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. They then return to Pac-10 play when they travel to Arizona State for a three game series from Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9.

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