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#17 UCLA Hosts Michigan State Wednesday, Travels to LBSU Invitational
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  03/07/2012

March 7, 2012

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Wednesday, March 7
6 p.m. - Michigan State at #17/#18 UCLA
Online Coverage: Gametracker | Audio | Live Updates

Friday, March 9
4:30 p.m. - Eastern Kentucky vs. #17/#18 UCLA
Online Coverage: Gametracker | Live Updates

7 p.m. - #17/#18 UCLA vs. Long Beach State
Online Coverage: Gametracker | Live Updates

Saturday, March 10
4:30 p.m. - Charleston Southern vs. #17/#18 UCLA
Online Coverage: Gametracker | Live Updates

Sunday, March 11
8:45 a.m. - Pittsburgh vs. #17/#18 UCLA
Online Coverage: Gametracker | Live Updates

1:30 p.m. - Utah State vs. #17/#18 UCLA
Online Coverage: Gametracker | Live Updates

#17 UCLA HOSTS MICHIGAN STATE, HEADS TO LAKEWOOD
The 17th-ranked Bruins (14-6) play six times this week, hosting Michigan State on Wednesday at 6 p.m. before traveling to the Long Beach State Invitational in Lakewood to face Eastern Kentucky, LBSU, Charleston Southern, Pittsburgh and Utah State. Gametracker will be available for all games at UCLABruins.com. In addition, free audio will be available for Wednesday's contest and live updates can be found at twitter.com/UCLASoftball.

ON DECK
The Bruins are off for Winter quarter finals until Sunday, March 25 when they travel to UC Santa Barbara for a single game at 1 p.m.

BRUINS IN THE POLLS
For the second straight week, the Bruins fell in the two national polls. UCLA is down three spots to 17th in the USA Today/NFCA poll and down two positions to 18th in the ESPN.com/USA Softball rankings.

NEWS AND NOTES
Through the first three weekends, the Bruins lead all Pac-12 teams in hits (206) and doubles (39) ... UCLA has employed 17 different starting lineups this season in its 20 games ... the Bruins are 11-0 this season when scoring at least six runs and 10-0 when limiting their opponent to two runs or fewer ... UCLA is 6-0 when it doesn't make an error in a game and 12-1 when its opponent makes a miscue ... eight of the Bruins' 22 home runs have been leadoff homers. Eleven of the 22 have been solo shots. The third inning has been the best for homers, as the Bruins have eight. Also, six of their jacks have been on the first pitch ... the Bruins have scored 29.4% of their runs with two outs (40-of-136) ... freshman Ally Carda has hits in four of her last six games ... senior Marti Reed has a pair of two-RBI games (Kentucky - Feb. 11; at LMU - Feb. 14), the first two of her career ... senior Samantha Camuso has hitting streaks of five and seven games already this season, and has hits in 16 of 19 contests ... in three of the five games in which sophomore Talee Snow has a hit, she has added another for a multiple-hit contest ... freshman Stephany LaRosa is hitting .459 over the last two weekends, has eight multiple-hit games and five multi-RBI contests ... junior Destiny Rodino retired all six batters she faced against Georgia on Feb. 24 ... sophomore Jessica Hall already has six complete games this season after posting 10 all of last year ... senior Andrea Harrison posted her seventh, two-homer game at LMU. Only Stacey Nuveman (12) has more two-homer contests for the Bruins. Harrison, who is fifth in UCLA history in homers (46), is also fourth in slugging (.661), ninth in RBI (158) and hit by pitches (16), tied for ninth in doubles (43) and 10th in total bases (394) ... junior B.B. Bates has hits in 17 of 20 games this season, including all five at the Citrus Classic and one in nine of her last 10 ... sophomore Kellie Fox tied a career high with three hits against Kentucky on Feb. 11 ... senior Katie Schroeder ranks in the UCLA Top 10 in six categories. She is fourth in on base percentage (.477), fifth in hit by pitches (26), tied for fifth in walks (96), sixth in batting average (.376) and seventh in runs scored (163) and stolen bases (39) ... junior Devon Lindvall appeared behind the plate for the first three times in her softball career against Pacific (Feb. 11), Boise State (Feb. 17) and Fresno State (Feb. 25) ... senior Dani Yudin had 14 RBI during a four-game stretch from Feb. 10-14.

BRUINS AGAINST THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS
The Bruins are 4-0 all-time against Michigan State, but this will be the first time the two teams have not played at a neutral site. UCLA won the last meeting 8-0 in six innings on Feb. 23, 2007 in Cathedral City ... UCLA is 2-0 against Eastern Kentucky. The Bruins have recorded a 10-0, five-inning win on May 17, 2002 at the Columbia, S.C. Regional and an 8-0, five-inning victory on March 9, 2007 in Lakewood ... the Bruins are 66-9 all-time against Long Beach State and have won three straight, including a 7-3 victory last March 11 at this tournament. The 49ers' most recent win was a 2-1 triumph in Lakewood on March 8, 2009 ... UCLA has not faced Charleston Southern or Pittsburgh ... the Bruins are 14-4 against Utah State and have won nine in a row, including a 19-0, five-inning win at Easton Stadium last Feb. 11 and a 13-3, six-inning triumph in Las Vegas last Feb. 20. Utah State's last victory was a 2-0 win in Westwood on March 23, 1987.


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