Bruin Softball Defeats Ducks, 2-1

May 3, 2002

Final Stats

EUGENE, OR - UCLA improved its record to 45-6 (13-3 Pac-10) on Friday afternoon at Oregon's Howe Field, defeating the Ducks by a 2-1 score. Tairia Mims had both RBIs on the day for the Bruins, a first-inning double and a third-inning solo home run. Keira Goerl earned the win for UCLA, improving to 25-4 on the season.

The Bruins got on the board in the top of the first inning. Junior Natasha Watley led off with an infield single, advanced to second on a stolen base and scored on a double by Tairia Mims.

Mims put a second run up on the scoreboard in the third inning, hitting her ninth home run of the season, a one-out solo shot to left field.

Oregon started a rally in the bottom of the fifth inning, with back-to-back singles from Andrea Vidlund and Janell Bergstrom. The pair would eventually advance to second and third with two outs, but were unable to score.

UCLA threatened again in the seventh inning, when Watley led off with a double to left center. She advanced to second on a fly-out to right by Mims, bringing Stacey Nuveman to the plate for her third walk of the game, this one intentional. The inning ended on a strikeout by Ramos, taking the Bruins to the bottom of the seventh with a 2-0 lead.

The Ducks would threaten in the bottom of the seventh, with a one-out double from Bergstrom, followed by a single from pinch-hitter Mari Lyn Petrick, giving Oregon runners at the corners. Bergstrom would come home on the next pitch, a passed ball, advancing Petrick to second. Rachel Tommasini then grounded out, advancing Petrick to third before center fielder Amber Hutchison grounded out to end the game.

The Bruins return to action on Saturday afternoon with a 2 pm first pitch at No. 16 Oregon State.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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