Softball Splits Opening Day at Palm Springs Classic

Feb. 23, 2007

Final Stats: UCLA 8, Michigan State 0 (6 inn)
Final Stats: Tennessee 6, UCLA 1

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - UCLA started Friday's competition with a run-rule defeat of Michigan State before falling to top-ranked Tennessee on the opening day of competition at the Palm Springs Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.

Game 1: UCLA 8, Michigan State 0, 6 inn
All nine of UCLA's hitters had at least one hit as the Bruins defeated Michigan State, 8-0, in six innings. Kristen Dedmon had a bases loaded walk-off RBI single to invoke the eight run rule in the bottom of the sixth.

UCLA opened the scoring in the top of the first inning. Krista Colburn led off the game with a single. After Kaila Shull narrowly missed a home run that was hit into a stiff wind blowing straight in from left field, Lisa Dodd drew a walk, pushing Colburn to second base. A fly ball to deep right field by Jodie Legaspi advanced Colburn to third before a single through the right side of the Spartans infield by Megan Langenfeld scored Colburn, but the inning ended when Dodd was thrown out trying to advance from first to third base on the play.

UCLA would add a run with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning as Julie Burney connected on a home run to left field during a brief respite from the incoming gusts of wind, making the score 2-0.

In the fifth inning, Shull and Legaspi drew walks before a Langenfeld single loaded the bases for UCLA. Whitney Holum then connected on a single to left, scoring Shull and Legaspi to double the Bruins lead to 4-0.

UCLA sent all nine batters to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning. The one-out rally opened with a bunt single by Tara Henry, followed by a hard-hit single from Colburn that advanced Henry to third and put Colburn on second when the Spartans attempted to throw Henry out at third. Shull then singled through the right side of the infield, scoring Shana Stewart, who came in to pinch run for Henry after she took a tag to the jaw on the previous play. Dodd would single home Colburn, then a walk to Legaspi and a single by Langenfeld loaded the bases for Dedmon, who hit an RBI single to invoke the eight-run rule and end the game.

Langenfeld earned the win for UCLA, pitching a one-hit shutout, striking out five and she did not issue a walk in the game. Langenfeld now holds a 4-1 record on the 2007 season.

Game 2: Tennessee 6, UCLA 1
A Krista Colburn solo home run was the highlight of the second game of the day for the Bruins, but it was not enough offense to lead UCLA to the win.

The Lady Vols put up four runs in the top of the second inning and another pair in the fourth en route to the 6-1 victory. Aside from Colburn's home run, Jodie Legaspi, Kaila Shull and Julie Burney accounted for the remainder of UCLA's five hits on the day.

Anjelica Selden took the loss for the Bruins, striking out eight batters on the day.

The Bruins return to action with a pair of games on Saturday. UCLA opens with a 3 pm game against Maryland followed by a 5:30 pm contest against the PFX All-Stars at the Big League Dreams complex in Cathedral City, Calif.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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