14th-Ranked Bruins Fall One Short in 3-2 Loss to #12 Oregon

May 11, 2012

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EUGENE, Ore. - Junior B.B. Bates broke up the no-hitter and the shutout with a two-out, two-run double in the sixth inning, but the 14th-ranked Bruins dropped a 3-2 decision to #12 Oregon on Friday at Howe Field.

The Bruins fall to 36-17 overall and 12-11 in Pac-12 play, while the Ducks improve to 38-15 and 12-9 in league action.

Bates and Fox on a leadoff single in the seventh were the only Bruins to record hits. In the circle, freshman Ally Carda (13-5) started and struck out one in 2 1/3 innings, allowing two runs, three hits and one walk. She posted a 1-2-3 inning in the first. Sophomore Jessica Hall tossed 3 2/3 frames of relief, fanning three and giving up one run, three hits and one walk. She recorded a 1-2-3 inning in the sixth.

The Ducks scored first with a pair in the third. Alexa Peterson led off the inning with a check-swing single down the right-field line and Allie Burger slapped a single down the left-field line. Janie Takeda then tapped a ball to short, as Fox went to the third-base bag to force Sara Goodrum, who was running for Peterson. But Kaylan Howard followed with a double to the base of the center-field wall, scoring Burger and Takeda to make it 2-0.

Oregon added one more run in the fourth, but could have had more, as the Bruins got lucky to keep it a three-run game. Samantha Pappas led off with a double-to left-center, stole third and scored when sophomore Alyssa Tiumalu's throw went into left field to make it 3-0. After a hit by pitch of Christie Nieto and a single to left-center by Jessica Moore, Peterson tried to bunt the runners over, but Hall went to third to get the force of Nieto. Burger then slapped a ball to the 5-6 hole, which went off the glove of a diving Fox. But the sophomore had the presence of mind to get up and throw to third to force Moore for the second out.

Takeda grounded a ball to second, but sophomore Talee Snow bobbled it to extend the inning and load the bases for the Ducks. Howard then hit a high pop up on the infield, but the ball landed untouched. However, the ball spun back into foul ground before anyone touched it for an interesting foul ball. Howard would end up lining out to center, as senior Katie Schroeder dove to her knees to make the catch and end the inning.

The Bruins rallied to score two with two outs in the sixth to give them 20 runs in the sixth inning over the last five games. Freshman Stephany LaRosa drew a walk and the inning was extended when senior Andrea Harrison reached on a booted ball at second. Bates then recorded the first Bruin hit of the ball game, going the opposite way and getting one down just inside the left-field chalk line to plate LaRosa and Harrison to make it 3-2. Senior Samantha Camuso was walked intentionally to put a pair of runners on, but senior Dani Yudin was struck out to end the inning.

The Bruins finish their weekend series at Oregon on Saturday at 12 p.m. Gametracker will be available at UCLABruins.com, as well as live updates at twitter.com/uclasoftball.


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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Feb 12
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
L, 1 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
W, 7 - 3
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 8 - 3
Friday, Feb 19
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
W, 2 - 0
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
L, 6 - 8
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
L, 5 - 10
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Thursday, Feb 25
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
W, 14 - 6 (5)
Friday, Feb 26
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 4
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
L, 7 - 11
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
L, 2 - 7
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 - 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
Saturday, May 07 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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