April 17, 2009
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Sophomore Katie Schroeder became the sixth player in UCLA history to post at least 10 home runs and 10 steals in the same season, hitting a two-run bomb in a three-run fourth inning, as the third-ranked Bruins defeated Oregon State 8-1 on Friday at the OSU Softball Complex.
The Bruins improve to 30-8 overall and 5-4 in Pac-10 play, while the Beavers fall to 22-20 and 3-7 in league action.
Junior Megan Langenfeld earned the win in the circle, improving to 7-0 on the year. She struck out seven, allowing two hits, one run and one walk. Langenfeld retired 10 in a row at one point from the third to the sixth inning.
The Beavers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Audrey Roderfeld led off with a home run to left.
It was all Bruins after that, scoring once in the third, three in the fourth, once in the fifth and three more times in the seventh. In the third, freshman Dani Yudin was hit by a pitch and was pinch-run for by sophomore Amy Crawford. Monica Harrison then reached first on a sacrifice attempt when Oregon State was unable to retire Crawford at second and Schroeder walked to load the bases. Andrea Harrison tied the game at one with a single to left to plate Crawford.
In the fourth, DiSalvatore singled up the middle and was pinch-run for by sophomore Grace Murray, who moved to second on a sacrifice by Burney and to third on a groundout by Yudin. Monica Harrison then gave the Bruins the lead for good with a single to right to score Murray. Schroeder followed with her 10th homer of the season to left to make it a 4-1 game.
Langenfeld helped her own cause with a leadoff homer to open the fifth to put the Bruins on top 5-1. It was Langenfeld's third home run of the season.
In the seventh, junior Kaila Shull was hit by a pitch and was pinch-run for by sophomore Lauren Mirabal. DiSalvatore then doubled to left-center, with Mirabal coming around to score the Bruins' sixth run. Burney followed with her seventh homer of the season to straightaway center to give UCLA an 8-1 advantage.
Paige Hall (13-7) started for Oregon State, giving up five runs, six hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings with one strikeout. Kelly Dyer tossed the last 2 2/3 innings, giving up three runs and three hits.
The Bruins continue their Oregon trip on Saturday when they face the Ducks in Eugene at 1 p.m. Gametracker and live audio will be available at UCLABruins.com.