April 19, 2009
EUGENE, Ore. - Juniors Megan Langenfeld and Kaila Shull and sophomore Katie Schroeder each homered, while Langenfeld and sophomore Donna Kerr teamed up for a one-hitter, as the third-ranked Bruins defeated Oregon 6-0 on Sunday at Howe Field.
The Bruins improve to 32-8 overall and 7-4 in Pac-10 action, winning their sixth straight, while the Ducks fall to 13-26 and 2-10 in league play.
Kerr started and allowed no hits, no runs and three hits in 3 2/3 innings with six strikeouts. She was replaced in the third inning by Langenfeld, who picked up the win in relief to improve to 8-0 on the year. She gave up one hit and no runs in 3 1/3 innings with two strikeouts. Kerr re-entered the game in the last inning, pitching a scoreless seventh.
Langenfeld went 3-for-4 at the plate, while senior Amanda Kamekona had two hits for the Bruins, who had nine as a team.
The Bruins scored a run in each of the first three innings. In the first, Langenfeld hit her fourth home run of the season to right-center to make it 1-0. Junior Julie Burney put the Bruins up 2-0 in the second when she roped a one-out double down the left-field line to score sophomore GiOnna DiSalvatore. In the third, Schroeder led off with her team-best 12th homer of the season to make it 3-0.
UCLA added three more in the sixth. Langenfeld and Kamekona had back-to-back singles to open the inning. With sophomore Lauren Mirabal pinch-running for Langenfeld at second, DiSalvatore grounded to third, which forced Mirabal for the first out of the inning. Shull followed though with her ninth homer of the year to center to put the Bruins up 6-0.
The Ducks left the bases loaded in the third and left one in the sixth and seventh. Oregon got its first and only hit of the game when Neena Bryant belted a two-out single up the middle in the sixth.
Sam Skillingstad (10-10) started for the Ducks and allowed six runs, seven hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Melissa Rice tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief, giving up a hit and striking out a batter.
The Bruins continue their seven-game road trip next weekend at the Arizona schools. First up will be a trip to Tucson to take on Arizona on Friday at 7 p.m. Gametracker and live audio will be available at UCLABruins.com.