Bruins' Comeback Falls Short Against Baylor

Feb. 27, 2010

Box Score

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - Senior Megan Langenfeld, sophomore Andrea Harrison and freshman Charlotte Dolan accounted for all the Bruin runs on homers, but third-ranked UCLA fell to Baylor on Saturday 7-5 at the Cathedral City Classic.

The Bruins play #22 Northwestern at 8 p.m. Gametracker will be available at UCLABruins.com.

UCLA (13-2) had eight hits as a team, with Andrea Harrison and senior Julie Burney posting two apiece. Sophomore Aleah Macon (4-1) started and allowed four runs (three earned), five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in three innings. Junior Donna Kerr tossed the last four and gave up three runs (two earned), three hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

For the fourth straight game, the opponent got on the scoreboard first. In the top of the first, Tiffany Wesley hit the first pitch of the game for a triple to right, and one out later, Jordan Vannatta lifted a sacrifice fly to center to put the Bears up 1-0.

The Bears scored three more times in the third. KJ Freeland walked to start the inning and advanced to second on an infield single by Wesley. One out later, Vannatta walked to load the bases and Courtney Nieten followed with a single off Burney's glove at third that deflected into shallow left-center field and allowed pinch-runner Nicole Wesley and Tiffany Wesley to score to make it 3-0. Macon then struck out Bree Hanafin, but both Vannatta and Nieten moved up a base on a passed ball, which proved to be big when Kathy Shelton tapped a ball back to the circle, reaching safely on a single and driving in Vannatta to increase the lead to 4-0.

Baylor added another in the fifth on a solo home run to left-center by Nieten with two outs to make it 5-0.

The Bruins closed the gap to 5-3 on one swing of the bat in the bottom of the sixth. Junior GiOnna DiSalvatore reached on an infield single to shortstop, and one out later, moved to third on a ground-rule double to right-center by Burney. Dolan followed with her second home run of the season to left to get UCLA to within two.

Baylor got two runs back in the top of the seventh. Tiffany Wesley reached on a bunt single and moved to third on a double down the left-field line by Kayce Walker, while Vannatta was hit by a pitch to load the bases. With Nieten up, a pitch got away from Dolan behind the plate, but she recovered in time to flip the ball back to the plate to Kerr, who tagged out Wesley. However, Nieten would reach on a throwing error as both Walker and Vannatta scored on the play to make it 7-3.

The Bruins had back-to-back home runs by Andrea Harrison and Langenfeld in the bottom of the seventh, but fell two short.


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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
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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