Long Beach State Upsets Third-Ranked UCLA

March 8, 2009

Box Score

LAKEWOOD, Calif. - The third-ranked Bruins saw their 18-game winning streak come to an end Sunday afternoon at the Long Beach State Invitational, falling 2-1 to the host 49ers at Mayfair Park.

The Bruins drop to 23-3 with the loss, while the 49ers improve to 14-9.

Sophomore Donna Kerr (12-3) took the defeat, allowing four hits, two runs and five walks with eight strikeouts in six innings.

Kerr had to work in the opening inning, but got out of a jam. Danielle Linke led off and reached on an error and moved to second on a sacrifice by Ashley Weber. Following a walk to Jennifer Griffin, Kristen Pocock blooped an infield single to second base which appeared to load the bases. However, Linke strayed too far off the third-base bag and sophomore GiOnna DiSalvatore's snap throw from first to third baseman Burney was in time for the second out of the inning. Kerr then induced Brandy Reyes into a groundout to third to end the threat.

Some uncharacteristic wildness from Kerr led to a pair of runs in the bottom of the third for the 49ers. Weber led off with a walk, and one out later, free passes to Pocock and Reyes loaded the bases. With Jonae Perez at the plate, Kerr uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Weber to score to make it 1-0. Perez then lifted a scoring fly ball to left to bring in pinch-runner Megan Denio to put Long Beach State up 2-0.

The Bruins got on the board in the top of the sixth. With one out, Harrison blooped a double to shallow right. One out later, sophomore Katie Schroeder smashed a ball to first, but it bounced away from first baseman Perez. Second baseman Jodi Nakawatase picked the ball up to try and get Schroeder, but threw it away, allowing Harrison to score to make it 2-1.

UCLA had a chance in the seventh. Junior Kaila Shull drew a leadoff walk and was pinch-run for by sophomore Grace Murray. Freshman Andrea Harrison then roped a hard line drive, but it was speared at first by Perez, who ran over to the bag to double up Murray. Burney followed with a single to left, but Long Beach State's Brooke Turner finished the complete-game effort with a strikeout to win it. Turner had eight strikeouts, allowing an unearned run, three hits and two walks.

The Bruins return to Easton Stadium for a single game against Notre Dame on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Gametracker and live audio will be available at UCLABruins.com.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Feb 12 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 12 - 1:00 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 3:15 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Sunday, Feb 14 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 9:30 AM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Mississippi State
Lakewood, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Mar 20 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Mar 21 - 4:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Thursday, Mar 24 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Mar 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 02 - 7:30 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Apr 03 - 2:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 09 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Apr 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Apr 24 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Monday, Apr 25 - 7:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Apr 29 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS