Bruins Run-Rule ASU in Regular Season Finale

May 15, 2004

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES - UCLA closed out its regular season in fashion on Saturday afternoon at Easton Stadium, posting a 10-0 five-inning victory over Arizona State (33-31, 3-17 Pac-10). The Bruins (39-9, 12-8 Pac-10) pounded out 13 hits, five for extra bases, in the second game of the doubleheader.

After freshman pitcher Lisa Dodd got out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the first inning, the Bruins started off on an impressive foot offensively, as Caitlin Benyi put the first pitch thrown by Desiree Serrano over the right field fence for her 20th home run of the season and second home run of the day. Lisa Dodd would then draw a two-out walk, go to second on a single by Claire Sua, and score on an RBI single through the right side by Jodie Legaspi to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead after one inning of play.

The offense kept coming with two hits in the second inning and a seven-run third inning, in which UCLA sent 11 batters to the plate. That third inning featured doubles from Caitlin Benyi and Claire Sua, who went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a walk in her final regular season game as a Bruin.

UCLA took a 9-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning, when head coach Sue Enquist emptied her bench, sending five consecutive pinch hitters to the plate to open the inning. Shana Stewart led off the inning by drawing a five-pitch walk and went to second on a single through the right side by Nicole Sandberg. Alissa Eno then connected on a one-out double to right center field that scored Stewart for the 10th run of the game. Whitney Holum was the next pinch hitter out of the dugout, and she drew a walk to load the bases, but the Bruins were unable to push any additional runs across.

Dodd retired the side in order in the top of the fifth inning to complete the run-rule victory. She pitched a four-hit shutout, striking out two and not allowing a walk. She is now 15-2 on the season.

The Bruins now await tomorrow's NCAA Selection to find out their seeding for NCAA Regionals and which seven teams will travel to Westwood to complete UCLA's Regional field. The field will be announced live on ESPNEWS between 5:30 and 6 pm Pacific Time on Sunday, May 16.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
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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