Softball Shuts Out Portland State, Wisconsin at UNLV Classic

Feb. 14, 2004

Final Stats

HENDERSON, NEV. - Victories over Portland State and Wisconsin extended UCLA's season-opening win streak to eight games on Saturday evening at the UNLV Classic in Henderson, NV. In the first game of the day, the Bruins earned a 5-0 victory over Portland State as freshman Lisa Dodd pitched a one-hit shutout. In the nightcap, Keira Goerl pitched her first no-hitter of the season and ninth of her career as UCLA earned a run-rule victory over Wisconsin, 8-0 in five innings.

UCLA 5, Portland State 0
Freshman pitcher Lisa Dodd struck out six batters in the first three innings, including striking out the side in the second inning, on her way to pitching a one-hit shutout for her fourth victory of the year. Dodd helped her cause by scoring the first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning on a one-out solo home run.

In the fourth, the Bruins put together a two-run rally, starting with a lead-off double by Dodd, who scored on the first career home run by freshman Whitney Holum. Two additional runs were scored in the fifth, as Andrea Duran led off with a single, stole second base and scored on a double to left by Stephanie Ramos.

Dodd finished with six strikeouts as in the one-hit shutout. UCLA had six hits as a team, including two doubles and two home runs in the game.

UCLA vs. Wisconsin
The Bruins took the lead early in the bottom of the first inning as Caitlin Benyi led off with a home run to left field, giving UCLA the 1-0 lead after one inning.

UCLA extended its lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the third inning as Andrea Duran and Stephanie Ramos opened the inning with back-to-back doubles, scoring Duran. Ramos would advance to third on a wild pitch and score on a slow ground-out by Jodie Legaspi.

In the fourth, Benyi added to UCLA's lead, hitting her second home run of the game, a two-run shot to left field, bringing the score to 5-0 in UCLA's favor.

Keira Goerl was efficient in the circle, striking out nine batters during five innings in the circle. She allowed just two batters in the game as she pitched her first no-hitter of the season and ninth solo no-hitter of her UCLA career.

The Bruins were able to close out the run-rule victory in the bottom of the fifth inning. The rally started with a lead-off walk by Emily Zaplatosch, who was replaced by pinch-runner Amanda Simpson. After a single by Jodie Legaspi and an infield fly by Dodd, Kristen Dedmon drew a walk to load the bases, and was replaced by pinch-runner Julie Hoshizaki.

Holum then stepped in and earned a Texas-league single to left field, scoring Simpson for UCLA's sixth run. Legaspi would score on an RBI-walk by Ashley Herrera, and the game would end on an RBI single to left field by Caitlin Benyi, giving UCLA its eighth run of the game, invoking the eight run mercy rule.

The Bruins complete their UNLV Classic schedule on Sunday morning at 10 am against No. 8 Michigan.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
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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