Softball Begins Second Half of Pac-10 Schedule in Oregon

April 28, 2004

This Week:
FRIDAY (4/30):
2 pm at #11/11 Oregon ? Eugene, OR
Saturday (5/1): 2 pm at #16/18 Oregon State ? Corvallis, OR
Sunday (5/2): 1 pm at #16/18 Oregon State ? Corvallis, OR

The Bruins begin the second half of the Pac-10 schedule the same way they opened conference play, with two consecutive road weekends. The excursion begins this Friday, as UCLA travels to Eugene, OR, for the deciding game of the season series against Oregon. The Bruins and Ducks split the weekend series in Westwood two weeks ago, and the Bruins hold a 54-9 advantage in the all-time series.

UCLA will then travel to Corvallis, OR, for a weekend set against Oregon State. The Bruins and Beavers have split their two earlier meetings this season with OSU winning 3-2 in a non-conference game at the Clovis Auto Row Classic on Mar. 14, and the Bruins winning the Pac-10 matchup at Easton Stadium on Apr. 16. UCLA holds a 66-6 all-time record against Oregon State.

Bruins Take Two from California, Fall to Stanford, 1-0
Last weekend featured a pitchers duel between UCLA's Keira Goerl and Stanford's Dana Sorenson, as each pitcher struck out eight opposing batters. UCLA had its chances in the game, but lost 1-0 to the Cardinal in Friday's action. It was the first time this season that the Bruins had been shut out.

After head coach Sue Enquist made some lineup changes for Saturday's contest against Cal, the Bruin softball team responded with five runs in a game that featured 3-for-4 performances with an RBI and two runs scored from both lead off hitter Stephanie Ramos, who hit her 10th home run of the season in the sixth inning, and Caitlin Benyi, who had occupied the top spot in the lineup all season, but moved down to third on Saturday. Claire Sua accounted for two RBIs on the day, including a perfectly executed suicide squeeze play in the fifth inning to score Benyi. Lisa Dodd got the win for the Bruins while Goerl recorded her second career save.

Sunday's game followed a similar pattern as Andrea Duran scored on a Claire Sua single in the first and third innings before Ramos took her 11th home run of the season over the right field fence to give the Bruins a 3-0 lead. The Golden Bears scored an unearned in the top of the seventh inning, but Goerl was able to record her 18th victory of the season, striking out three and scattering seven hits.

Two Bruins Among USA Softball's 25 Player of the Year Finalists
ASA/USA Softball announced its 25-player list of finalists for the third annual USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award on April 7. The list included two Bruin seniors, Keira Goerl and Stephanie Ramos. Goerl was on the initial watch list , and Ramos, who was added to the list after proving herself as UCLA's top hitter so far this season. The list will be cut to 10 players on Friday, April 20. Former UCLA great Stacey Nuveman won the inaugural award following the 2002 season. This award, which is considered the Heisman Trophy in women's collegiate softball, is designed to recognize outstanding athletic achievement by female collegiate softball players across the country.


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 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 3:15 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Sunday, Feb 14 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 9:30 AM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Mississippi State
Lakewood, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Mar 20 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Mar 21 - 4:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Thursday, Mar 24 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Mar 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 02 - 7:30 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Apr 03 - 2:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 09 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Apr 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Apr 24 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Monday, Apr 25 - 7:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
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
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