Softball Opens Pac-10 Home Schedule on Friday

April 13, 2004

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This Week:
FRIDAY (4/16):
1 pm vs. #14/15 Oregon State ? Easton Stadium
SATURDAY (4/17): 2 pm vs. #15/14 Oregon ? Easton Stadium
SUNDAY (4/18): 1 pm vs. #15/14 Oregon ? Easton Stadium

UCLA welcomes its Pac-10 home opener this weekend, with a Friday game at Easton Stadium against Oregon State followed by a weekend set against the Oregon Ducks. The Bruins and Beavers met earlier this season when OSU posted a two-run seventh inning for a come-from-behind win over UCLA at the Clovis Auto Row Classic in Fresno, CA. The Beavers have a 6-65 all-time record against UCLA, including that win. The Ducks hold an 8-53 record against UCLA, including a win in Eugene last season.

Bruins Fall to Huskies in Washington
A solo shot that was part of a 3-for-3 day by Claire Sua was not enough on Friday afternoon at Husky Softball Stadium, as the Bruins fell to No. 8 Washington by a 3-1 margin. The news didn't get any better on Saturday, as a lead-off home run by Caitlin Benyi and an RBI single by Jodie Legaspi in the first paired with an RBI walk by Sua in the second inning put the Bruins on top by a 3-0 margin. The Huskies got on the board in the bottom of the second with a lead-off shot by Kristen Rivera before UCLA scored two more runs in the top of the fifth inning. Unfortunately, the Huskies roared back with a five-run bottom of the fifth inning to take a 6-5 lead to account for the final margin in the Washington win.

For the weekend, UCLA left 22 runners on base in 14 innings of play, including 14 runners left in Saturday's game alone. Claire Sua was UCLA's top hitter in the two games, going 4-for-6 (.667) with a home run, two walks, two RBIs and a 1.167 slugging percentage with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage on 13 chances.

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. 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.

Enquist Is NCAA Division I's Winningest Coach
The 2004 season marks Sue Enquist's 16th campaign as head coach of the Bruin softball program. It is her 25th year as part of UCLA's softball coaching staff and her 29th year of involvement with the program as either a coach or player. Enquist has a 777-142-1 (.845) coaching record, the highest winning percentage for an active NCAA Division I head coach, and 1,204 wins in her Bruin softball career as a player, assistant coach and head coach, combined. As a player from 1975-78, Enquist became UCLA's first All-American while establishing the Bruin career batting average record of .401. She was the only UCLA player to complete her career with a batting average over .400 until Stacey Nuveman completed her senior year in 2002 (with a .466 average), a span of 24 years.


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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