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CBD Photo Gallery: Kevin Kramer 3-Run Double Leads UCLA Past USC

Pat Valaika jumps over a player.LOS ANGELES — ¬†The UCLA Bruins took the mythical Dodgertown Classic title after defeating rival USC 6-1 in a non-conference game Sunday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

The Bruins (11-3) finished the weekend 2-1 (and beat Notre Dame, who also finished 2-1) thanks to a tremendous performance from Grant Watson. Watson got through seven innings on only 77 pitches. He allowed only three hits and one run while striking out three to pick up his third win of the season.

UCLA held a 1-0 lead until the sixth inning when Vahn Bozoian tied it up with a long home run to left field. But that was as close to a victory as USC (7-8) would get.

The Bruins quickly responded with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to regain the lead. Kevin Kramer struck the big blow with a bases-clearing double after USC reliever Sean Adler allowed an infield hit, walked a batter and hit a batter.

The Bruins added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning on RBI doubles by Pat Valaika and Shane Zeile.

Check out the 18-shot photo gallery from Sunday’s Dodgertown Classic finale:

  • Pat Valaika takes a glove flip to start the double play.
  • Pat Valaika jumps over a runner as he turns two.
  • Sean Adler pitches with a runner on third.
  • Grant Watson allowed only three hits.
  • Timmy Robinson makes contact.
  • Kevin Kramer makes a play in the hole.
  • Sean Silva looks over during
  • Grant Watson improved to 3-0.
  • Garrett Stubbs can't check his swing.
  • Ty Moore dives back to first.
  • Kyle Twomey didn't allow an earned run.
  • Ty Moore watches Vahn Bozoian's home run.
  • Vahn Bozoian provided USC's only run.
  • David Berg finished the game off.
  • Blake Lacey made his first start at shortstop.
  • Brian Carroll lines a ball up.
  • Matt Munson delivers.
  • Trent Chatterton throws to first.
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