Softball Falls to LMU at NCAA Regional

May 19, 2007

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES - UCLA softball saw its 2007 season come to a close on Saturday night at Easton Stadium, falling to Loyola Marymount by a 4-2 margin. The Lions advance to the championship game of the Los Angeles regional where they will play Hawai'i at 2:30 pm PT. The Lions must win twice in order to advance to Super Regionals, while the Rainbow Wahine require just one win to advance.

There was no miraculous rally, no big hit in the clutch, no magic at the end.

The Bruins dropped consecutive games to Hawaii 5-3 and Loyola Marymount 4-2 Saturday night and were eliminated from the NCAA tournament.

The Bruins rallied with two runs in the sixth inning and loaded the bases in the seventh. They even got a pinch hit from 2004 World Series' hero Kristen Dedmon, but could go no further.

"We fought down to our last swing," senior shortstop Jodie Legaspi said. "That's what we do as Bruins. That's what we live by. If we only have one swing left, we're going to go down with that last swing."

Hawaii scored two runs on Brandi Peiler's two-run double in the top of the eighth. LMU jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Megan Ackermann's three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth and held off the Bruins rally in the seventh to pull out the victory.

Anjelica Selden took the loss for UCLA in the nightcap. She gave up four runs in 4.2 innings. Freshman Megan Langenfeld came on in relief and held the Lions scoreless the last 1.1 innings, but the deficit was too much to overcome.

The Bruins beat LMU 6-3 on Friday night, but that was before Ackermann went on a tear at the plate.

The former Westlake High standout was 3 for 6 on Saturday with seven RBI, blasted a grand slam home run in LMU's 5-3 victory over UC Santa Barbara earlier in the evening.

"You never like to end a season," first-year UCLA coach Kelly Inouye-Perez said. "As Bruins, we're always planning to get to the end. It's part of our culture. Tonight, we simply ran out of time."


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 7:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
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