Dodd's Blast Lifts #11 UCLA Softball Over #5 Arizona

March 31, 2007

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES - Lisa Dodd broke a scoreless tie with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning and Anjelica Selden tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout as 11th-ranked UCLA knocked off fifth-ranked Arizona on Saturday afternoon at Easton Stadium, 2-0.

Both teams now have identical records on the season, each at 25-8 overall and 1-1 in Pac-10 play.

After both teams were retired in order in the first inning, Arizona opened the second with a Jenae Leles double to the wall in right-center field. However, she could not advance beyond second as Selden fanned both Sarah Akamine and Laine Roth, sandwiched around an infield popup by Callista Balko, to quickly thwart the threat.

UCLA opened the bottom of the second with a walk to Jodie Legaspi for the Bruins first runner of the afternoon, but she was stranded at first as the game remained scoreless. Legaspi would be stranded again in the fourth inning after her two-out single to left.

Arizona threatened in the third inning as Caitlin Lowe reached on a two-out bunt single and proceeded to steal second base, but Chelsie Mesa grounded out to Dodd at second base to end the frame.

UCLA opened the bottom of the fifth with a leadoff double by Jaisa Creps, who moved up to third base two batters later on a grounder by Julie Burney. However, Tara Henry popped to shortstop to keep the teams tied at 0-0.

UCLA finally broke through in the bottom of the sixth. After a groundout by Krista Colburn to open the inning, Kaila Shull drew a four-pitch walk, setting the stage for Dodd, who crushed a full-count pitch to center field as the liner barely cleared the Easton Stadium wall. That would give the Bruins all the scoring they would need as Selden retired Arizona in order in the seventh inning to give UCLA the 2-0 victory.

Selden improved to 13-4 on the season, allowing just two hits, and none past the third inning, while fanning six and walking just one. Taryne Mowatt (18-7) took the loss for UA, allowing three hits and two runs with two walks and four strikeouts in her six innings in the circle.

The Bruins and Wildcats join a logjam of Pac-10 teams at 1-1 in league play this weekend. Arizona State has opened the weekend 2-0 while Washington is 0-2. The other six squads (UCLA, Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, Cal and Stanford) are all now 1-1 in the opening weekend of conference play.

UCLA and Arizona wrapup the weekend on Sunday with a 1 p.m. single game at Easton Stadium.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 12 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 12 - 1:00 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
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
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Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 9:30 AM PST
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Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 9:00 AM PST
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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
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Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
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Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:00 PM PST
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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
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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
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Wednesday, Apr 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 7:00 PM PST
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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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