Jodie Legaspi Named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week

May 1, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA senior Jodie Legaspi has been named the Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week for Apr. 24-30, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Legaspi, from Garden Grove, Calif., hit .417 (5-for-12) in four games for the Bruins last week with three home runs, a double, nine RBI and four runs scored. She was also perfect in the field at shortstop. UCLA went 3-1 on the week to move into a tie for second in the Pac-10 race at 9-6

UCLA's only setback came on Wednesday at Washington, 8-3. Legaspi did contribute an RBI double in the loss however. Legaspi then ended Friday's game against Oregon with a walk-off single in UCLA's 8-0 win.

Legaspi knocked in five of UCLA's six runs in a 6-3 win over No. 13/14 Oregon State on Saturday. She blasted a two-run homer with two outs in the first inning, then put the game away with a three-run longball in the fifth inning to give the Bruins a 6-1 lead. It was UCLA's first multi-home run game since Feb. 18

Sunday, Legaspi victimized the Beavers again, connecting on a game-tying two-run home run in the fourth inning, then scored UCLA's final run of the day in what would be a 5-3 win. Legaspi had at least one hit and RBI in all four games last week.

In Pac-10 play, Legaspi leads all hitters with 17 RBI, and is second in home runs with six. Legaspi is now seventh at UCLA in career RBI with 153, and sixth in home runs with 42.

UCLA (9-6 Pac-10, 33-12) remains at home this week to host California on Friday and Stanford on Saturday and Sunday. The Bruins remained 12th in today's ESPN.com/USA Softball Top-25 poll.

This is the first career Player of the Week award for Legaspi, and the 97th Player/Pitcher of the Week award for UCLA.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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