10th-Ranked Bruins Nip the Bulldogs

March 1, 2013

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Senior B.B. Bates drove in four runs on a solo homer and a three-run double, while freshman Paige McDuffee tossed a complete-game, three-hitter to improve to 5-0 on the year, as the 10th-ranked Bruins knocked off Fresno State 7-1 on Friday at the San Diego Classic I.

Bates hit a homer for the third straight game, while freshman Allexis Bennett also had a pair of hits, scored three times and stole three bases. The Bruins had seven hits as a team.

McDuffee went seven complete for the second straight game, striking out three and giving up an unearned run and two walks. She had one strikeout in each of the first three innings, and added 1-2-3 frames in the fifth and sixth.

The Bruins got on the board with two outs in their first at-bat, as Bates lifted her 12th homer of the season to straightaway center, more than 230 feet away, to make it 1-0.

In the third, Bennett had a perfect slap double to left with one out and scored when sophomore Gracie Goulder reached on an error by second baseman Whitney Smith to make it 2-0.

In the top of the fourth, Bennett made what has become routine, another diving catch. Leadoff hitter Michelle Solomon looked to find the gap in left-center, but a fully-extended Bennett dove and made the sliding grab to keep the Bulldog off the bases.

UCLA added another in its half of the fourth. Sophomore Ally Carda led off with a pop-fly single to center and freshman Brittany Moeai walked. With sophomore pinch-runner Tara Mueller running for Moeai, both her and Carda moved to third and second on a sacrifice from junior Alyssa Tiumalu. Carda then scored on a passed ball to put the Bruins up 3-0.

In the fifth, Bennett manufactured a run by herself, leading off with a bunt single and then stealing second. One out later, the freshman took off for third, and when catcher Paige Gumz's throw went into left, Bennett came home with UCLA's fourth run.

The Bruins tacked on three more in the sixth. With two outs and Bennett at third after reaching on a fielder's choice and stealing second, and Goulder and LaRosa on base following walks, Bates cleared the bases with a double that landed on the left-field line to increase the advantage to 7-0.

The Bulldogs broke the shutout in the seventh. Vonnie Martin led off with a walk and pinch-runner Bria Kennedy moved to second on a ground out, third on a wild pitch and scored on another grounder.

The Bruins are back at it with two more games on Saturday on the campus of the University of San Diego. UCLA takes on Boise State at 11:30 a.m. and USD at 4:30 p.m. Gametracker will be available at UCLABruins.com, as well as live updates at twitter.com/uclasoftball.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Thursday, Feb 25
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
W, 14 - 6 (5)
Friday, Feb 26
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 4
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
L, 7 - 11
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
L, 2 - 7
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 3
Friday, Mar 04
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
W, 19 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
W, 7 - 1
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
W, 13 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 3 - 2 (9)
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
T, 3 - 3
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
Canceled
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9 (6)
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 6
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 10 - 8
Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28 - 6:30 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 7:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
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