May 14, 2011
EUGENE, Ore. - Sophomore Devon Lindvall and freshmen Kellie Fox and Alyssa Tiumalu recorded the only hits for the 12th-ranked Bruins as they dropped their regular season finale to #11 Oregon by a score of 5-0 on Saturday at Howe Field.
The Bruins fall to 33-17 overall and 9-12 in Pac-10 play, while the Ducks improve to 39-14 and 11-10 in league action. UCLA will learn when and where its postseason journey begins on Sunday when ESPNU airs the NCAA Selection Show at 7 p.m.
Senior Donna Kerr (12-9) started and allowed four runs, three hits and one walk in 3 2/3 innings. Freshman Jessica Hall tossed 2 1/3 frames of relief, striking out five and giving up a run, three hits and a walk.
After 3 1/2 scoreless innings, the Ducks got on the board with four in the fourth. Kelsey Chambers led off the inning with a homer to right-center to make it 1-0. Two outs later, Kaitlin Vitek walked, Alexa Peterson was hit by a pitch and Samantha Pappas belted a three-run homer to left to make it 4-0.
The Bruins had a chance in the fifth, but left the bases loaded. Lindvall drew a leadoff walk, and two outs later, freshman Talee Snow and senior GiOnna DiSalvatore drew back-to-back free passes. But junior Katie Schroeder flied out to center to end the inning.
The Ducks added another run in the fifth. With one out, Courtney Ceo singled up the middle and stole second. One out later, Kaylan Howard walked and Ceo moved to third on a wild pitch on ball four. Monique Fuiava followed with a single to right to plate Ceo with Oregon's fifth run.
UCLA had one last opportunity in the seventh, loading the bases with nobody out. Lindvall led off with a single to left and moved to second on a fielding error by Oregon's Allie Burger. Tiumalu followed with a walk and Hall singled to right to load the bases. But Snow grounded into a double play to third, as Ceo came home for the first out and Peterson threw to first for the twin killing. The last out was made on a grounder to third by DiSalvatore.