June 5, 2010

Jeff Cusick had five RBI and Francis Larson added four as UC Irvine defeated Kent State, 19-9, in an elimination game Saturday at the Los Angeles Regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Cusick had a pair of doubles and Larson belted his eighth home run of the season, and the third in the last two days, for his 25th career homer which is No. 1 in the UCI record book.

Casey Stevenson went 5 for 7, scored four runs and had two RBI for the 'Eaters, who improved to 38-20 overall. Jordan Leyland had two hits, scored three runs and also had a pair of RBI while Brian Hernandez contributed two hits, scored three times and had one RBI.

Christian Bergman struck out four and allowed one earned run in five innings to improve to 9-3 on the season.

The 'Eaters collected 21 hits against the Golden Flashes, who ended the season with a 39-25 record.

UCI plays the loser of Saturday night's UCLA-LSU game in an elimination game Sunday at 2:00 p.m. If the 'Eaters win that contest, they will play again at 6:00 p.m. Sunday.