Softball Opens NIST with 4-1 Win Over Long Beach State

March 8, 2002

Final Stats

PLEASANTON, CA - UCLA (24-2) opened its schedule at the National Invitational Softball Tournament on Friday with a 4-1 victory over Long Beach State. Results of UCLA's second scheduled game of the day, against UNC-Greensboro, are not yet available.

Against the 49ers, the Bruins capitalized on six extra-base hits, including a double and triple apiece from Natasha Watley, Stacey Nuveman and Taira Mims. Mims led the team with two RBI in the game, hitting Nuveman in twice.

UCLA got on the board for the first time in the second inning, on back-to-back doubles by Nuveman and Mims. In the fourth, UCLA increased its lead to 2-0, scoring on an RBI single by Crissy Buck. Long Beach State countered with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning, but UCLA scored two runs for the final 4-1 margin of victory. Amanda Freed earned the win in the circle for the Bruins, improving to 12-1 on the season. She struck out eight and walked two during her seven innings in the circle.

In addition to the matchup with UNC-Greensboro, UCLA is scheduled for a 6 pm game against a team from Pool D. Pool D includes Iowa, Georgia Tech and Syracuse. Saturday's game schedule is dependent upon the result of UCLA's 6 pm game.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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