Fall Ball Begins With Bruins Beating Alumni, Palomar JC

Nov. 3, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The Bruins opened their Fall schedule with a victory in the annual Alumni Game on Sunday and then defeated Palomar Junior College in their first scrimmage on Tuesday.

The Alumni Game began as a standard affair before the typical chicanery started in the bottom of the first inning. After Donna Kerr fanned Amanda Kamekona, Andrea Duran and Jodie Legaspi to open the game, the Bruins had six straight hits in the bottom of the first to take a 6-0 lead. Following a double by Katie Schroeder and a single by B.B. Bates, Andrea Harrison doubled in both runners to make it 2-0. Megan Langenfeld and Kaila Shull then had consecutive, run-scoring doubles and a two-run homer by Julie Burney gave UCLA a six-run advantage.

The fun began following Burney's at-bat, as the Alumni employed a 19-player defense in the field, allowing pitcher Amanda Freed to retire three of the next four batters and get out of the inning.

The Alumni scored a run in the top of the second when Lisa Fernandez reached on a leadoff infield single, with Kamekona coming in to pinch-run. Kamekona then advanced to second on a wild pitch and came all the way around to score on another wild one to make it 6-1. The Alumni used a unique approach to get three more runs in the third inning, starting the frame with two runners at each base and eventually cutting the deficit to 6-4 heading into the home run derby.

Thanks to a four-spot put up by Shull in the home run derby, followed by two from Harrison and six in a row at one point for Langenfeld, the Bruins went on to win 18-10 despite Alumni long bombs by Legaspi and Duran and a pair each by Fernandez and Stacey Nuveman.

On Tuesday against Palomar Junior College, the Bruins scored four in the first and three each in the second and third. The remainder of the game was played with situational hitting.

In the bottom of the first, Palomar got the first two Bruin hitters on the first pitch, but a single by Harrison and an RBI double by Langenfeld made it 1-0. After Shull reached on an error to score Langenfeld, Burney hit a two-run homer to put UCLA on top 4-0.

The Bruins scored three more times in the second, loading the bases on walks to Marti Reed and Amy Crawford and a hit by pitch of Devon Lindvall. Bates then doubled in all three runners to make it 7-0. In the third, the Bruins made it 10-0 when Burney scored on a passed ball, Crawford drove in Grace Murray on a sacrifice fly and Bates plated Reed on an RBI double.

Kerr fanned eight in four innings, allowing no hits and two walks.

UCLA continues its Fall season on Wednesday, Nov. 11 against Fullerton JC. First pitch is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Easton Stadium.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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