Softball Drops 4-1 Decision to Georgia in Super Regional Opener

May 27, 2005

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LOS ANGELES - Emily Zaplatosch homered in the sixth inning, but visiting Georgia used a pair of two-run homers in the fifth and sixth innings as the Bulldogs took game one of this weekend's NCAA Super Regional with a 4-1 decision over UCLA on Friday night at Easton Stadium.

UGA improves to 55-13 while UCLA falls to 34-18.

UCLA freshman Anjelica Selden was in control the opening four innings, allowing just one base runner while fanning five of the first 12 batters. UCLA had their chances in the opening frames, but the Bruins stranded four runners in the first three innings. Ashley Herrera opened the third inning with a single to center and advanced to second on Andrea Duran's sac bunt. A walk to Tara Henry gave UCLA runners at first and second with one out, but UGA hurler Michelle Green fanned Caitlin Benyi for the second out and got Zaplatosch to ground out to end the threat.

UGA broke through in the fifth as Katie Vickers drew a one-out walk and, after a fielder's choice, came home on a two-run homer to left field by UGA third baseman Jessica Doucette. The Bulldogs added two more runs in the sixth, opening the inning with a bunt single before right fielder Courtney Knight launched one on top of the batting cages beyond the right field wall for a 4-0 lead. That would be enough as Green allowed just one hit (Zaplatosch's homer) over the final four innings as the Bulldogs took the opener of the weekend series.

Selden (23-12) allowed six hits and four runs while walking one and fanning seven in the loss. Green (27-3) allowed just three hits and one run with one walk and six strikeouts for UGA.

UCLA must now win the final two games of the weekend series vs. UGA to advance to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. The Bruins and Bulldogs play game two of the series on Saturday night at 6 p.m. with game three (if necessary) slated for 8:30 p.m. Saturday night.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
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 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
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