Nuveman Homers as UCLA Defeats Cal, 3-0

April 13, 2002

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES - The Bruins won their third game in a row, downing No. 8 California on Saturday afternoon, 3-0. Senior Stacey Nuveman provided the day's offensive highlight, hitting her 83rd career home run, her fourth homer in the team's last three games. UCLA improves to 36-6 (4-3 Pac-10) while Cal falls to 39-13 (5-3 Pac-10).

Cal loaded the bases in the top of the first inning on a walk, a single and a fielder's choice with an error allowing Kaleo Eldridge to get to third base safely. Veronica Nelson then grounded into a 1-2-3 double play before Courtney Scott struck out to end the inning.

The Bruins put together a one-out rally of their own in the fourth inning, with singles by Monique Mejia and Erin Rahn giving UCLA runners on first and second with Natasha Watley at the plate. Watley doubled to right center, scoring Mejia and putting Rahn on third base, where an Amanda Freed sacrifice fly would bring her home.

Nuveman added another run in the fifth inning, with a solo home run to right field. It was her 13th home run of the season, and the 83rd of her UCLA career. She now needs two home runs to tie and three to break the NCAA career home run record.

The Golden Bears earned would have just one more baserunner, as Chelsea Spencer walked in the seventh before Jessica Pamanian fouled out to end the game.

The two teams return to action at Easton Stadium on Sunday with a 1 pm first pitch. Fans planning to attend Sunday's game should be aware that Wilshire Blvd. will be closed between Warner and Comstock Avenues. Fans should approach Easton Stadium via Sunset Blvd.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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