Softball Closes Regular Season at Arizona, Arizona State

May 9, 2007

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SOFTBALL CONCLUDES REGULAR SEASON
The Bruins complete their Pac-10 and regular season schedules this weekend with a trip to the desert. UCLA faces 2007 Pac-10 Champion Arizona on Thursday night. The Wildcats clinched the league title last Sunday when an Arizona defeat of Oregon State paired with an ASU loss to Oregon gave the Wildcats a 3.5 game lead in the standings with three games left to play.

UCLA split its weekend series with the Wildcats at Easton Stadium earlier this season and lost the lone game with the Sun Devils on March 30.

UCLA RANKED 13TH IN LATEST RPI STANDINGS
The latest NCAA Softball RPI rankings were released on Wednesday morning and show the Bruins ranked 13th, the third-highest Pac-10 team on the list.

All three of UCLA's games this weekend are against teams significantly higher than the Bruins in the NCAA RPI including a Thursday night contest at No. 1 Arizona and games on Friday and Saturday at No. 5 Arizona State.

The RPI is one of many tools used by the NCAA Division I Softblal Selection Committee to assemble the field for the 2007 NCAA Championship. This year's field will be announced on Sunday between noon and 1 pm PT on ESPNews.

BRUINS AWAIT POSTSEASON FATE
UCLA's postseason path will be mapped out this Sunday, May 13, when the NCAA Division I Softball Selection Show airs on ESPNews some time between noon and 1 pm Pacific Time. The Bruins have hosted NCAA Regionals and Super Regionals the past two seasons and have put in a bid to host both weekends again in 2007. Sixteen teams are seeded, resulting in 16 four-team double-elimination sites to handle the first weekend of play for the 64-team field.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS