Bates and Bruins Walk Off With Thrilling Win Over California

May 8, 2010

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LOS ANGELES - One out away from being no-hit, the Bruins rallied with two outs, as freshman B.B. Bates hit a three-run, walk-off homer to give fifth-ranked UCLA a 3-1 victory over #13 California on Saturday at Easton Stadium.

The Bruins win their 11th in a row to improve to 38-9 overall and 12-5 in Pac-10 play, while the Golden Bears fall to 37-17 and 6-11 in league action.

UCLA was held without a hit for 6 2/3 innings until coming through with two down in the bottom of the seventh. Senior Julie Burney ended Jolene Henderson's no-hit bid with a double to center and senior Kaila Shull extended the inning with a walk on a 3-2 pitch. That brought up Bates, who fouled off the first pitch and then took a ball before hitting her third home run of the season to left-center to send the Bruins into a massive celebration at home plate.

Senior Megan Langenfeld earned the victory to improve to 8-1 on the season, striking out one and allowing just two hits in 5 2/3 shutout innings. Langenfeld retired the final 11 batters she faced, setting down the side in order in the third, fifth, sixth and seventh innings.

The Golden Bears struck first with a run in the second. Taylor Kelly led off with a walk and came home on a double to left-center by Vernae Sevilla to put California up 1-0.

Henderson ended up striking out eight, allowing three runs, two hits and five walks in 6 2/3 innings.

The Bruins and the Golden Bears wrap up their three-game series on Sunday at 12 p.m. at Easton Stadium. UCLA will honor its senior class in pre-game festivities. Gametracker and live audio will be available at UCLABruins.com.


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
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