Stacey Nuveman Breaks NCAA Career Home Record as UCLA Wins 10-1

May 4, 2002

Final Stats

CORVALLIS, OR - UCLA senior catcher Stacey Nuveman became the NCAA's all-time leader in career home runs on Saturday afternoon, hitting the 86th home run of her stellar Bruin career in the top of the seventh inning. Nuveman's lead-off shot cleared the left field fence, and gave UCLA a 6-0 lead. UCLA went on to defeat Oregon State 10-1. The Bruins are now 46-6 (14-3 Pac-10), while Oregon State falls to 38-19 (7-10 Pac-10).

UCLA started the scoring in the top of the first inning, posting one run on consecutive doubles by Amanda Freed, Tairia Mims and Stacey Nuveman. Freed scored on Mims' double, while Mims stopped at third base on Nuveman's hit, as the Oregon State left fielder was closing on the ball before hit hit the outfield fence.

Mims added three more RBI to her total in the second inning, posting a three-run home run, her 10th of the season, clearing the left field fence after a two-out single by Natasha Watley and a walk to Freed.

UCLA added a run in the sixth, as Toria Auelua doubled, and was pinch-run for by Amanda Simpson. Watley followed with an RBI single, bringing the score to 5-0.

Nuveman was the lead-off batter in the top of the seventh inning, and put the first pitch she saw from OSU pitcher Kristen Hunter over the left field fence, just below the scoreboard at the OSU Softball Complex. It was the 16th home run of the season for Nuveman, and the 86th of her UCLA career, giving her sole possession of the NCAA career home run record and surpassing the total set by Arizona's Leah Braatz and Laura Espinoza (85). Eight of her 16 home runs this season have come in Pac-10 play.

The Bruin offense caught fire after Nuveman's record-breaking home run, pounding out five more hits, including the second home run of the season for senior Crissy Buck, and scoring four additional runs. UCLA would hold a 10-0 lead heading to the bottom of the seventh inning, when a walk, a fielders choice and an RBI double by pinch-hitter Brynnen Guthrie, scored Kelly Peterson from first base, giving the Beavers their first run of the game.

The Beavers and Bruins take to the field again on Sunday with a 1 pm scheduled first pitch.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Feb 12
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
L, 1 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
W, 7 - 3
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 8 - 3
Friday, Feb 19
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
W, 2 - 0
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
L, 6 - 8
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
L, 5 - 10
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
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 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, May 07 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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