Bruins Alone in First Place After 2-1 Win Over California

May 7, 2009

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - Junior Megan Langenfeld tossed a complete-game four-hitter, striking out four, and the second-ranked Bruins scored their two runs on an illegal pitch and a bases-loaded walk in a 2-1 victory over #12 California on Thursday at Easton Stadium.

The Bruins (39-9) move into sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 at 14-5 after Stanford lost 7-0 at Washington. UCLA is one game up on Stanford and Washington, which are both 13-6, and can clinch a share of the Pac-10 crown on Friday with a win against the Cardinal. The Bruins can also win the conference title outright Friday with a win and a Washington loss to California.

Langenfeld improved to 13-1 on the season in the circle, giving up one run, four hits and one walk. The junior retired eight in a row from the first to the third and struck out a pair in the sixth. She also went 2-for-2 with a walk at the plate.

UCLA scored in the bottom of the first thanks to an illegal pitch by Cal hurler Valerie Arioto. Sophomore Katie Schroeder doubled to open the inning, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by freshman Andrea Harrison and scored on Arioto's illegal pitch to make it 1-0.

In the fifth, the Bruins made it 2-0. Sophomore Monica Harrison led off with a walk and was pinch-run for by sophomore Lauren Mirabal. One out later, Andrea Harrison singled up the middle and Langenfeld drew a free pass to load the bases. DiSalvatore then earned another walk to score Mirabal and give the Bruins an insurance run.

Cal (34-17, 9-9 Pac-10) broke the shutout in the sixth with a leadoff home run by Jamia Reid, who had three of the Golden Bears' four hits. But Langenfeld retired the final six batters to finish out the victory. In the seventh, she battled Vernae Sevilla to a 14-pitch at-bat before finally getting her to fly out to left.

Arioto fell to 14-7 on the season, giving up two runs, six hits and two walks with one strikeout in four innings. Marissa Drewrey relieved Arioto in the fifth and gave up no runs, one hit and three walks in two innings with three strikeouts.

The Bruins host Stanford on Friday at 3 p.m. with a chance to claim at least a share of the Pac-10 title. Gametracker and live audio will be available at UCLABruins.com.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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