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#14 UCLA Heads to Disney World for Citrus Classic
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  02/29/2012

Feb. 29, 2012

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Friday, March 2
1:45 p.m. PT - #14/#16 UCLA vs. #16/#15 Michigan
Online Coverage: Gametracker | Live Updates

4 p.m. PT - Fordham vs. #14/#16 UCLA
Online Coverage: Gametracker | Live Updates

Saturday, March 3
7 a.m. PT - #10/#11 Baylor vs. #14/#16 UCLA
Online Coverage: Gametracker | ESPN3.com | Live Updates

9:15 a.m. PT - #19/#17 Auburn vs. #14/#16 UCLA
Online Coverage: Gametracker | Live Updates

Sunday, March 4
6 a.m. PT - Hofstra vs. #14/#16 UCLA
Online Coverage: Gametracker | Live Updates

#14 UCLA LOOKS TO GET BETTER IN THE SUNSHINE STATE
The 14th-ranked Bruins (11-4) travel to Florida this weekend to take part in the Citrus Classic at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex. UCLA faces #15 Michigan and Fordham on Friday, #10 Baylor and #17 Auburn on Saturday and Hofstra on Sunday. Gametracker will be available at UCLABruins.com, as well as live updates at twitter.com/uclasoftball. In addition, Saturday's UCLA-Baylor contest can be viewed live at ESPN3.com.

ON DECK
The Bruins play their first home game in a month on Wednesday, March 7 when they host Michigan State at Easton Stadium at 6 p.m. UCLA then heads south to Lakewood for the Long Beach State Invitational, taking on Eastern Kentucky and Long Beach State on Friday, March 9, Charleston Southern on Saturday, March 10 and Pittsburgh and Utah State on Sunday, March 11.

BRUINS IN THE POLLS
Following a 1-4 weekend, the Bruins fell seven spots to 14th in this week's USA Today/NFCA poll and 11 positions to 16th in the latest ESPN.com/USA Softball rankings. UCLA is fourth in the preseason Pac-12 rankings, receiving 40 points.

BRUINS ON THE WEB
All five games this weekend will feature Gametracker at UCLABruins.com, as well as live Twitter updates at twitter.com/uclasoftball. In addition, Saturday's game between UCLA and Baylor can be viewed live at ESPN3.com.

NEWS AND NOTES
Through the first two weekends, the Bruins lead all Pac-12 teams in hits (157), doubles (36) and total bases (253) ... UCLA has employed 14 different starting lineups this season in its 15 games ... the Bruins are 8-0 this season when scoring at least six runs and 10-0 when limiting their opponent to two runs or fewer ... UCLA is 6-0 when it doesn't make an error in a game and 9-0 when its opponent makes a miscue ... senior Katie Schroeder has reached base in all 15 contests this season. Fellow senior Andrea Harrison has reached base in 14 straight games ... seven of the Bruins' 16 home runs have been leadoff homers. Ten of the 16 have been solo shots. The third inning has been the best for homers, as the Bruins have six. Also, six of their 16 jacks have been on the first pitch ... the Bruins have scored 32.7% of their runs with two outs (34-of-104) ... freshman Ally Carda has struck out at least five in five of her nine appearances ... senior Marti Reed has a pair of two-RBI games (Kentucky - Feb. 11; at LMU - Feb. 14), the first two of her career ... senior Samantha Camuso has hits in 13 of 15 games and RBI in 10 of 15 ... sophomore Talee Snow notched her third-career, two-hit game against Texas on Feb. 25 ... freshman Stephany LaRosa hit her first collegiate homer against Kentucky on Feb. 10 ... junior Destiny Rodino retired all six batters she faced against Georgia on Feb. 24 ... sophomore Jessica Hall already has five complete games this season after posting 10 all of last year ... senior Andrea Harrison posted her seventh, two-homer game at LMU. Only Stacey Nuveman (12) has more two-homer contests for the Bruins. Harrison, who is sixth in UCLA history in homers (44) and one behind Julie Marshall for fifth, is also fourth in slugging (.659), ninth in on base percentage (.436) and tied for 10th in doubles (42) and runs batted in (151) ... junior B.B. Bates is tied for second on the team with six multiple-hit games and has 37 for her career ... sophomore Kellie Fox tied a career high with three hits against Kentucky on Feb. 11 ... Schroeder ranks in the UCLA Top 10 in six categories. She is fourth in on base percentage (.472), fifth in hit by pitches (22), seventh in stolen bases (38), eighth in walks (94), tied for eighth in batting average (.373) and ninth in runs scored (155) ... junior Devon Lindvall appeared behind the plate for the first three times in her softball career against Pacific (Feb. 11), Boise State (Feb. 17) and Fresno State (Feb. 25) ... senior Dani Yudin had 14 RBI during a four-game stretch from Feb. 10-14.

BRUINS AGAINST THE CITRUS CLASSIC FIELD
The Bruins are 9-6-1 all-time against Michigan, but the Wolverines have won two straight, including a 4-2, 13-inning victory in Clermont, Fla. on Feb. 14, 2010 in the last matchup. UCLA's last victory in the series was a 6-4, 10-inning triumph at Easton Stadium on March 15, 2006. Three of the last four matchups between the teams have gone to extra innings ... the Bruins have never faced Fordham or Auburn ... UCLA and Baylor have split its four previous meetings, with the Bears winning the last two, including a 5-1 victory in San Diego last March 4. The Bruins claimed a 6-1 win on Feb. 23, 2008 in Cathedral City ... The Bruins own a 2-1 advantage over Hofstra, but the Pride won the last matchup, a 10-5 victory on Feb. 13, 2000 in Honolulu. UCLA won the game two days earlier in Hawai'i by a score of 6-1.


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