Feb. 19, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Senior Megan Langenfeld belted a grand slam, sophomore Samantha Camuso had a three-run shot and senior Julie Burney ended things with a solo homer to invoke the mercy rule, as the fourth-ranked Bruins defeated Cal Poly 8-0 in five innings on Friday at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament at Easton Stadium.
The Bruins have won four straight games by mercy rule to improve to 7-1 on the season. UCLA had nine hits, as Langenfeld produced three of them.
In the circle, sophomore Aleah Macon (2-0) pitched five shutout innings, striking out six while allowing two hits. She fanned a pair in both the fourth and fifth innings.
The Bruins scored four times on one swing of the bat in the bottom of the third. After the first two batters made outs, UCLA loaded the bases on back-to-back singles by freshman B.B. Bates and junior Monica Harrison and a hit by pitch of sophomore Andrea Harrison. Langenfeld then battled through a nine-pitch at-bat which ended with a grand slam down the right-field line for her third home run of the season.
UCLA brought out the mercy rule with four more runs and two homers in the fifth. With one out, Andrea Harrison and Langenfeld had back-to-back singles to left and Camuso hit a three-run homer to left-center, her fourth of the season, to make it 7-0. Burney ended it on the next at-bat on a solo shot to left, her second homer of the year, to give the Bruins the 8-0 victory.
The Bruins continue play at the Winsberg on Saturday with another doubleheader. UCLA faces UC Davis at 4 p.m. and Cal State Northridge at 6:30 p.m. Gametracker and live audio will be available for both games at UCLABruins.com.