Sixth-Ranked Bruins Knock Off #1 Alabama

Feb. 20, 2009

Box Score

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - Senior Amanda Kamekona went 2-for-4 with a home run, junior Kaila Shull had a pair of hits and two RBI and sophomore Donna Kerr struck out seven in a three-hit, complete game performance, as the sixth-ranked Bruins defeated #1 Alabama 4-1 on Friday at the Cathedral City Softball Classic.

The Bruins improve to 9-2 on the year and hand Alabama (10-1) its first loss of the season.

Kerr gave up just one run and walked four to improve to 5-2 on the year. She retired eight in a row at one point, fanning the side in the second.

UCLA jumped all over Alabama with three in the top of the first. Kamekona led things off by crushing a 1-1 pitch over the left-field fence for her third home run of the season to make it 1-0. Sophomore Katie Schroeder followed with a single to right and moved to third on a double to right by sophomore GiOnna DiSalvatore. Shull then singled to right to score both runners and put the Bruins ahead 3-0.

In the second, the Bruins tacked on another run to go up 4-0. Freshman Dani Yudin walked to lead off the frame and was pinch-run for by sophomore Lauren Mirabal. One out later, Kamekona singled to left and Schroeder walked to load the bases. Then with DiSalvatore at the plate, Alabama catcher Ashley Holcombe threw down to third to try and pick off Mirabal, but the ball went into shallow left field, allowing Mirabal to score the Bruins' fourth run.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Crimson Tide got on the board with their first hit of the game as Whitney Larsen homered to left to make it 4-1.

Charlotte Morgan started for Alabama, but retired only one batter, allowing four hits and three runs. Kelsi Dunne pitched the last 6 2/3 innings, giving up one unearned run, three hits and four walks with eight strikeouts.

The Bruins continue play at the Cathedral City Softball Classic on Saturday with two more games. UCLA faces #15 Massachusetts at 5:30 p.m. and North Carolina State at 8 p.m. Both contests will be played at Big League Dreams Park Fenway Field and will feature Gametracker and live audio on the schedule page of UCLABruins.com.


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
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 9:30 AM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Northwestern
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
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Florida State
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
Friday, Apr 01 - 6:00 PM PST
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
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
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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