Bruins Defeat Syracuse, Cal Poly at SDSU Softball Tournament

March 5, 2004

Final Stats

SAN DIEGO, CA - UCLA extended its season-opening winning streak to 17 games on Friday afternoon in San Diego, CA, with a 4-1 victory over Syracuse and a 4-0 win over Cal Poly. Freshman shortstop Jodie Legaspi went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored with a home run in the day's first game, while Ashley Herrera and Stephanie Ramos homered against Cal Poly.

UCLA 4, Syracuse 1
The Bruins opened the scoring early, posting three runs in the top of the first inning. Caitlin Benyi led off the game by drawing a five-pitch walk. After a single by Andrea Duran, Stephanie Ramos put down a successful sacrifice bunt, but she would reach base and Benyi would score on a Syracuse error. The rally continued on a two-RBI single by Jodie Legaspi, scoring Duran and Ramos.

Legaspi accounted for UCLA's fourth run of the game in the top of the third inning, putting her third home run of the season over the left field fence for a solo shot.

In the circle, Keira Goerl threw just 38 pitches and faced the minimum number of batters through five innings. In the sixth, Goerl loaded the bases on two hits and a hit-by-pitch, but she was able to strike out the side and did not allow Syracuse a run in the inning. Goerl finished with nine strikeouts, including the final two outs of the game, and no walks as she improved to 10-0 on the season.

UCLA 4, Cal Poly 0
The Bruins batted as the home team in the second game of the day, with Caitlin Benyi leading off the UCLA half of the first inning with a double to the fence in right field. In the third inning, Ashley Herrera led off the inning with her home run of the season, a solo shot to left field. After a one-out ground-rule double by Andrea Duran, Stephanie Ramos belted her sixth home run of the season, also to left field, giving UCLA the 3-0 lead after three innings.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Bruins pushed across a fourth run on three walks, a single and an RBI ground-out by Lisa Dodd. Dodd was in the circle for the Bruins in the game, striking out six and allowing three hits while not walking a batter in the game. The Mustangs had just one runner reach second base, and no runners reached third in the game. Dodd is now 7-0 on the aseason.

UCLA returns to action with a 1 pm game against host San Diego State on Saturday.


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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