Feb. 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO - Senior Katie Schroeder had six hits in Sunday's doubleheader, while freshman Ally Carda, sophomore Jessica Hall and junior Destiny Rodino combined to toss 13 shutout innings, as the eighth-ranked Bruins recorded an 8-0, six-inning win over UC Santa Barbara and a 1-0 victory against San Diego State at the SDSU Softball Stadium.
UCLA 8, UC Santa Barbara 0 (6 innings)
Schroeder recorded her fourth-career, four-hit game, scored three times and drove in a pair, as the eighth-ranked Bruins (9-0) defeated UC Santa Barbara 8-0 in six innings. Carda tossed five shutout innings, striking out four and allowing two hits and two walks for her fifth win of the season.
Carda recorded a 1-2-3 inning in the third and struck out the side in the fourth. Rodino tossed a scoreless sixth inning, allowing one hit.
Against the Gauchos (1-10), the Bruins scored in the first inning for the seventh time this season, rallying with two outs. Schroeder led off with a single to left, and one out later, moved to third on a double that just got inside the chalk down the left-field line off the bat of Harrison. One out later, junior B.B. Bates laced a single to right to bring in Schroeder and Harrison to make it 2-0.
The Bruins struck again with two outs in the bottom of the second. Senior Dani Yudin walked and was pinch-run for by junior Devon Lindvall, who stole second. Two outs later, Schroeder singled up the middle to bring home Lindvall to make it 3-0, as Schroeder advanced to second on the throw home. Sophomore Kellie Fox then doubled to left-center to plate Schroeder for the fourth run of the game. Harrison followed with a double to the same spot to score Fox to make it 5-0.
UCLA used its defense to keep the Gauchos off the scoreboard in the top of the fifth. DeJanee Moore was hit to open the inning and Kathryn Pilpil lifted a fly ball to right. Senior second baseman Samantha Camuso and Bates converged in right-center, as the ball ricocheted off Camuso and was caught by a falling Bates before it hit the ground. Lauren Boser followed with a single to right and her and Moore moved up a base after a ground out for the second out of the inning. McKenzie Kane then lined a ball to Lindvall in left, who dove to her knees to make the catch to end the inning.
The Bruins brought out the mercy rule with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Yudin led off with a walk and moved to third when Hall reached on a throwing error by Moore at third base, with Hall taking second on the play. Carda then lifted a scoring fly ball to deep right to plate Yudin to make it 6-0, as senior Marti Reed, who re-entered the game after getting pinch-hit for by Hall, moved to third. Schroeder followed with a single to right to bring home Reed for UCLA's seventh run. The Bruins loaded the bases after Fox reached on an error by shortstop Keilani Jennings and Harrison drew a walk, and freshman Stephany LaRosa finished things off with a sacrifice fly to right to score Schroeder with the Bruins' eighth run.
UCLA 1, San Diego State 0
Hall tossed her fourth-career, complete-game shutout, striking out six, as the eighth-ranked Bruins snuck past San Diego State 1-0. The Bruins scored the game's lone run on an illegal pitch in the fifth inning.
Hall had four 1-2-3 innings in the first, second, third and seventh frames, striking out a pair in the first. She allowed just three hits and a walk to improve to 4-0 on the season. Schroeder had two of the four Bruin hits.
The Bruins (10-0) had their first scoring chance in the fourth, as Harrison drew a one-out walk and moved to second on a single to center by LaRosa. But Rebecca Arbino retired Bates on a line out to left and Camuso on a grounder to second to end the inning.
In the bottom of the frame, the Aztecs (7-4) got their first base runner after Hall retired the first nine batters of the game, as Hayley Miles drew a walk. She would be retired at second when Katie Mathis hit a comebacker, with Hall going to second for the force. One out later, Mathis stole second, but would get stranded there after a ground out to short from Justeen Maeva.
In the top of the fifth, the Bruins scored the first run of the game. Yudin was hit by a pitch on the first offering of the inning and was pinch-run for by freshman Sam Duran, who moved to second on a sacrifice by Carda and advanced to third on a grounder to the circle from Reed. Aztec pitcher Arbino was then called for an illegal pitch when she started her windup and then stopped, which awarded Duran the next base to put UCLA up 1-0.
Hall's no-hitter was broken up in the bottom of the fifth with two outs, as Kristin May singled to right-center for the home squad's first hit.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Aztecs had back-to-back, one-out singles by Miles and Tiffany Corder. But Jackson grounded a hot shot to third, as LaRosa stepped on the bag for one and threw across to double up Jackson and end the inning.
The Bruins head to the Cathedral City Classic next weekend for five games, facing 14th-ranked Georgia on Friday at 5:30 p.m., Fresno State (12:30 p.m.) and #13 Texas (3 p.m.) on Saturday and sixth-ranked Missouri (11 a.m.) and Syracuse (1 p.m.) on Sunday. All games will take place at Wrigley Field at the Big League Dreams Sports Park. Gametracker will be available at UCLABruins.com.