Bruins Blast the Ducks

April 18, 2009

Box Score

EUGENE, Ore. - Junior Julie Burney homered for the third straight game and drove in four runs, while sophomore Katie Schroeder also left the yard, as the third-ranked Bruins defeated Oregon 9-2 on Saturday at Howe Field.

The Bruins improve to 31-8 overall and 6-4 in Pac-10 play, while the Ducks fall to 13-25 and 2-9 in league action.

Schroeder went 3-for-5, while Burney, junior Megan Langenfeld and sophomores GiOnna DiSalvatore and Monica Harrison each had two-hit games. The Bruins had 14 hits as a team, tying a season high.

Redshirt sophomore Whitney Baker started and improved to 9-2 on the year, allowing two runs and three hits in 4 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts. Langenfeld tossed 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief, striking out two for her third save of the year.

The Ducks got on the board in the bottom of the first on a two-out home run by Neena Bryant. But the Bruins exploded for five unanswered runs to take the lead. In the second, senior Amanda Kamekona walked, moved to second on a sacrifice by DiSalvatore, advanced to third on a groundout by junior Kaila Shull and scored on a single to right by Burney to tie the game at one.

The Bruins added three more in the fourth on one swing of the bat when Burney crushed her eighth homer of the season to left-center to make it 4-1.

In the fifth, Schroeder led off with a homer to put the Bruins up 5-1, but the Ducks got the run back in the bottom of the inning when Kaitlin Vitek started the Ducks' half of the fifth with a home run.

The Bruins scored once in the sixth to take a 6-2 advantage. DiSalvatore led off with a single, and two outs later, freshman Dani Yudin walked to put a pair on. Harrison followed with a single to right, and when Blair Williamson mishandled the ball in the outfield, DiSalvatore came in with the Bruins' sixth run.

UCLA tacked on three more in the seventh. Langenfeld and Kamekona had back-to-back singles to start the inning. Two outs later, Burney walked to load the bases. Yudin followed with a single to center, bringing in Langenfeld and Kamekona to make it 8-2. Harrison then singled up the middle to plate freshman pinch-runner Marti Reed to up the Bruins' advantage to 9-2.

Baker was dominant in the circle, retiring 10 in a row at one point from the first to the fourth. She struck out two in the second, third and fourth and one in the first. Langenfeld was perfect in her relief stint. After retiring the first batter she faced on a double play in the fifth, she set down the Ducks 1-2-3 in the last two innings, including two strikeouts in the sixth.

Melissa Rice (0-6) started for the Ducks and allowed five runs, seven hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Brittany Rumfelt pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief, giving up four runs, seven hits and two walks.

The Bruins finish their Oregon trip on Sunday when they face the Ducks in Eugene at 12 p.m. Gametracker and live audio will be available at UCLABruins.com.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
W, 7 - 3
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 8 - 3
Friday, Feb 19
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
W, 2 - 0
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
L, 6 - 8
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
L, 5 - 10
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Thursday, Feb 25
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
W, 14 - 6 (5)
Friday, Feb 26
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 4
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
L, 7 - 11
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
L, 2 - 7
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 - 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
Saturday, May 07 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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