May 12, 2010
Thursday, May 13
7 p.m. - #5/#6 UCLA at #3/#4 Arizona
Friday, May 14
7 p.m. - #5/#6 UCLA at #3/#4 Arizona
Saturday, May 15
12:30 p.m. - #5/#6 UCLA at #3/#4 Arizona
Gametracker and live audio for all games at UCLABruins.com
REGULAR SEASON CONCLUDES AT ARIZONA
The fifth-ranked Bruins (38-10, 12-6 Pac-10) wrap up their regular-season schedule at #3 Arizona (42-9, 12-6) on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. All three contests will feature Gametracker and live audio at UCLABruins.com. On Sunday, ESPNU will air a one-hour NCAA Softball Selection Show at 7 p.m.
The NCAA Regional round begins at 16 campus sites next Friday, May 21 and runs through Sunday, May 23. The Bruins have hosted Regionals in each of the last six seasons.
BRUINS IN THE POLLS
UCLA remained at fifth in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll and sixth in the ESPN.com/USA Softball rankings for the third straight week. The Bruins lost 15 points in the NFCA poll and one point in the USA Softball rankings.
BRUINS ON THE WEB
Gametracker will be available for all UCLA softball games this season at UCLABruins.com. In addition, all Pac-10 and postseason contests will be broadcast on the UCLA website.
BRUINS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
The Bruins enter the final week of the regular season in the Top 15 nationally in six statistical categories, including fifth in batting average at .331. UCLA is also eighth in both slugging (.574) and home runs per game (1.52) and 13th in doubles per game (1.58), runs per game (6.63) and earned run average (1.72). Individually, senior Megan Langenfeld is in the Top 35 in nine categories, ranking second in on base percentage (.664), third in slugging (1.022) and fourth in batting average (.516). She is also ninth in RBI per game (1.16), 14th in both homers per game (0.34) and walks per game (0.87), 27th in saves (3), 34th in hit by pitches per game (0.26) and 35th in runs per game (0.97). Sophomore Andrea Harrison is 39th in home runs per game (0.29), 42nd in doubles per game (0.31) and 46th in slugging (.730). Senior Julie Burney ranks 36th in homers per game (0.29), junior Donna Kerr is 28th in fewest hits allowed per seven innings (4.61) and sophomore Dani Yudin is 49th with three sacrifice flies.
MERCY MERCY ME
The Bruins have posted 18 run-rule wins this year and are one shy of the school record for a single season. The 2001 UCLA squad won 19 games by mercy rule. The 2010 Bruins set a school record on Feb. 20 when they posted their fifth-straight, mercy-rule victory against UC Davis (8-0 in six innings). The streak began on Feb. 17 when UCLA swept both ends of a doubleheader at UC Santa Barbara by scores of 14-0 in five innings and 11-1 in six. On Feb. 19, the Bruins continued the streak with a 9-0, five-inning win against Cal State Northridge and an 8-0, five-inning triumph against Cal Poly. UCLA had recorded four-consecutive, mercy-rule wins on several occasions prior to setting the new mark.
The Bruins scored nine runs in their three-game series against California, with four of them coming with two outs, including a walk-off, three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh by freshman B.B. Bates in Saturday's 3-1 victory. UCLA has scored 141 of its 318 runs with two outs for a 44.3 percentage. The Bruins have 127 two-out RBI, with an additional 14 runs coming across on errors, wild pitches or passed balls with two down. Senior Megan Langenfeld leads the team in two-out RBI, with 26 of her 44 runs batted in coming with two outs. Junior GiOnna DiSalvatore is second with 20, followed by senior Julie Burney and sophomore Andrea Harrison with 15 apiece.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
Arizona is coming off a 2-for-3 weekend at Oregon, winning 8-3 on Friday and 11-0 on Sunday, while dropping a 2-1, 11-inning decision on Saturday. The Wildcats are hitting .306 during Pac-10 play with 27 home runs and 10 stolen bases, averaging 6.6 runs per game. Sophomore Karissa Buchanan holds a team-best .422 batting average, while senior K'Lee Arredondo is hitting .406 with four homers and 17 RBI during Pac-10 play. Four others are batting over .300. Junior Stacie Chambers, sophomore Lini Koria and freshman Brigette Del Ponte each have six homers in conference action. Freshman Kenzie Fowler has started 15 of Arizona's 18 Pac-10 games and holds a 1.83 earned run average, a 12-4 record and 102 strikeouts in 91 2/3 innings. On the season, Fowler boasts a 31-6 mark, 1.18 ERA and 282 strikeouts in 214 1/3 innings. Senior Sarah Akamine is 11-3 with a 3.42 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 88 innings. Juniors Lauren Schutzler (.404) and Brittany Lastrapes (.401) are both hitting over .400, with Lastrapes adding 14 homers and 49 RBI. Four others are also batting above .300, with Del Ponte leading the team with 19 home runs and 67 runs batted in. The Wildcats are batting .330 for the season with 89 home runs and 30 stolen bases, averaging 7.7 runs per game.
THE MATCHUP: BRUINS V. WILDCATS
The Bruins lead the all-time series against the Wildcats 66-50 and have won the season series in each of the last five years. In 2009, Arizona won 9-2 on April 4 at Easton Stadium, but the Bruins bounced back to take a 3-2 decision the next day and beat the Wildcats 2-1 in Tucson on April 24. Dani Yudin drove in both runs on a two-run single in the sixth inning and went 3-for-8 last year against the Wildcats. Megan Langenfeld earned both wins, posting a 0.55 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings. The Bruins have won their last two matchups in Tucson and are 27-24 at Arizona all-time.
DANG LANG ... THE HITTER
Senior Megan Langenfeld didn't get much to hit last weekend against California, but she made the most of the good pitches she saw, going 2-for-4 with six walks against the Golden Bears. Langenfeld was perfect on Friday, going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks for her 16th multiple-hit game of the season, which is tied for third on the team. The senior leads the Bruins with a .516 batting average, 44 runs batted in, 33 walks, 10 hit by pitches, a 1.022 slugging percentage and a .664 on base percentage. She is also tied for second with 13 home runs, second with 37 runs scored and fourth with eight doubles. Langenfeld drove in seven runs in a three-game sweep of Oregon two weekends ago, recording a career-high five RBI on April 30 on a three-run double and a two-run single. She added a 2-for-3 effort on May 2 with a pair of RBI singles. Langenfeld was named Pac-10 and USA Softball National Player of the Week after posting four homers, eight RBI and six runs scored in a three-game sweep of Stanford. Langenfeld tied a career high with two homers and four RBI in the first and third contests against the Cardinal. She has produced six multi-hit games during Pac-10 play, posting two hits against Oregon State (April 18) and Stanford (April 23 and 25), and has driven in multiple runs in four of those contests. Langenfeld is batting a team-best .444 in Pac-10 with four homers and 16 RBI. Four of her multi-hit games have been three-hit affairs against Cal Poly (Feb. 19 and March 23), Portland State (Feb. 21) and Northwestern (Feb. 27). She drove in multiple runs in all of the games and homered in each contest except against Northwestern, posting four RBI in the February affair with Cal Poly and three RBI in the other three matchups. Langenfeld had five straight, multiple-hit games from Feb. 19-26. She has 13 multi-RBI games, which is tied for the team lead. Langenfeld has hitting streaks of eight (Feb. 19-27) and six (Feb. 13-17) games this season and has reached base in all but one game via either a hit, walk or hit by pitch. The senior has scored multiple runs in a game 10 times, including three apiece in both ends of a doubleheader at UCSB and at Stanford on April 23.
DANG LANG ... THE PITCHER
Langenfeld saw her Pac-10 scoreless streak come to an end at 17 1/3 innings, but she did post both victories last weekend to improve to 8-1 on the season. The senior pitched in relief in all three games. On Friday, she struck out two in three innings, allowing four hits, a run and a walk in earning the victory. Langenfeld tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings of relief on Saturday to pick up the win, allowing just two hits and striking out one. On Sunday, she retired the first 14 batters she faced in relief and gave up a run, two hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings with one strikeout. Langenfeld holds a 0.86 earned run average, three saves and 45 strikeouts in 73 1/3 innings. During Pac-10 play, the senior is 4-0 with two saves, a 0.46 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 30 1/3 innings of relief work, having allowed just two runs. Prior to the Cal series, Langenfeld pitched twice against both Stanford and Oregon, earning a win and a save in each series. She pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings on April 30 against Oregon to earn a win and tossed two hitless frames while striking out four to pick up a save on May 2. Langenfeld's Pac-10 scoreless streak began with a pair of 1-2-3 innings at Oregon State on April 16. She followed that up with three hitless innings on April 24 at Stanford to earn a save and five scoreless frames on April 25 to record the win. Her four victories during non-conference play came against Tennessee (Feb. 13), UC Davis (Feb. 20), Northwestern (Feb. 27) and Long Beach State (March 26). She pitched five shutout innings and struck out four against the Lady Vols and fanned a half dozen in six shutout frames against Davis. The senior also struck out six against Northwestern and fanned a season-best seven against Ohio State on Feb. 28. Langenfeld's most impressive performance this season may have come in back-to-back games on Feb. 14. The senior threw a career-high 13 innings in a hard-luck, 4-2 loss to Michigan. She allowed only one earned run and six hits while striking out six in a 182-pitch effort. Langenfeld threw 23 more pitches later in the day when she tossed a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts against Georgia for her first save of the season.
Sophomore Andrea Harrison posted her team-leading 18th multiple-hit game of the year on Friday against California and drove in a run in Sunday's series finale. Harrison is third on the team with a .372 batting average, tied for second with 13 homers and tied for third with 41 runs batted in. She is also tied for first with 14 doubles, second with a .730 slugging percentage and third with a .434 on base percentage. Harrison earned her first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor on May 3 after going 6-for-11 (.545) with four home runs and eight runs batted in a three-game sweep of Oregon. Harrison tied career highs with two homers and four RBI on May 1 and 2. She scored three times and equaled a personal best with three hits on May 1 and followed that up with a pair of two-run homers the next afternoon. The sophomore has 12 multi-RBI games, which is third on the team, with five of them coming during Pac-10 play. She had a pair of RBI in three straight games against Oregon State (April 18) and Stanford (April 23 and 24), homering in the April 24 contest. Harrison went 3-for-3 on April 23 against the Cardinal and also has two-hit games against Oregon State (April 16 and 18) and Arizona State (April 9) during Pac-10 play, homering against the Sun Devils. The sophomore has driven in runs in 14 of her last 20 games and has at least a pair of hits in 12 of her last 24 contests. The sophomore has produced hitting streaks of 11 and 10 games this season. She hit .459 (17-for-37) during her 11-game streak, which ran from March 21 to April 10, with six home runs, 14 runs batted in, 10 runs scored and six multiple-hit games. Harrison had four home runs in a three-game span on March 28 and April 9. She went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a homer in the first game of a doubleheader at Loyola Marymount (March 28) and posted a pair of solo bombs, her first career, two-homer contest, in the nightcap. On April 9, the sophomore went 2-for-4 with another home run against Arizona State. Harrison plated three runs in the second game of a doubleheader against UNLV on March 27 and has added nine more contests with two RBI. The sophomore drove in runs in seven straight games from March 26 to April 10 (12 total). Harrison hit safely in 10 straight from Feb. 19-27, batting .417 (15-for-36) with six runs batted in and a pair of home runs. She has scored multiple runs in a game nine times this season.
Junior GiOnna DiSalvatore homered for the third straight contest on Friday against California to extend her hitting streak to a career-high 10 games, hitting a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning of a 4-2 victory. DiSalvatore hit .475 (19-for-40) during her hitting streak with four homers, 17 RBI and 12 runs scored. On the season, she is second on the club with a .377 batting average, fifth with seven home runs and tied for third with 41 runs batted in. She is also leading the team with 41 runs scored, tied for first with 14 doubles and fourth with a .610 slugging percentage and a .433 on base percentage. DiSalvatore has flourished in the leadoff role since taking over that position on April 16, hitting .422 with an .800 slugging percentage and a .469 on base percentage. She has produced seven multiple-hit games, posting three against Stanford (April 23) and Oregon (April 30) and two against Oregon State (April 16 and 18), Stanford (April 25) and Oregon (May 1 and 2). DiSalvatore has driven in runs in nine of her last 12 games, knocking in three against OSU (April 16) and Oregon (May 2) and two versus OSU (April 17 and 18) and Oregon (May 1), homering in both contests against the Ducks and the April 17 game at OSU. DiSalvatore has three hitting streaks of at least seven games this season, reaching safely in seven in a row from March 23-28 (.455 BA) and nine straight from Feb. 14-24 (.586 BA). In the midst of her February streak, she put her name alongside Olympian Natasha Watley when she had nine consecutive hits. After posting a hit in her last at-bat against Georgia on Feb. 14, DiSalvatore went 7-for-7 in a doubleheader at UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 17. In game one, she went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and followed that up with a 4-for-4 effort in the nightcap with a career-high six runs batted in on a two-run double, an RBI double and a three-run homer. DiSalvatore ran her consecutive hits streak to nine with a first-inning RBI single against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 20), which tied her with Watley. She fell just one short of the school record of 10 consecutive hits held by Lisa Fernandez and Stacey Nuveman. For her efforts, DiSalvatore was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the third time in her career on Feb. 23, hitting .682 with 12 runs batted in and two homers in seven games. The junior has 17 multiple-hit games, which is second on the team. She went 4-for-4 with three RBI, three runs and a homer against Portland State (Feb. 21) and added a three-hit contest with three runs scored against UNLV (March 27). DiSalvatore has 11 multi-RBI contests, which is fourth on the squad, recording three RBI and a home run against Texas (Feb. 26) and two RBI against Tennessee (Feb. 13) and Long Beach State (March 26). She has also scored multiple runs in a game nine times, including three runs on five occasions.
PAC-KING A PUNCH
Sophomore Dani Yudin has hits in 13 of the Bruins' 18 Pac-10 games and hit her fifth home run of the season on Friday against Cal. She finished the game 2-for-4 for her sixth multiple-hit contest of the season. Yudin is fourth on the team with a .341 batting average to go along with 18 runs batted in. She is also third with 20 walks, second with a .467 on base percentage and fifth with a .598 slugging. During Pac-10 play, she is hitting .375 with four homers, nine RBI, 10 runs scored and 11 walks. The sophomore had a career-high, eight-game hitting streak from April 11-30, posting a .579 average (11-for-19) with four RBI, six runs scored and nine walks. In Pac-10 action, Yudin has two-hit contests against Washington (April 1), Oregon State (April 18), Stanford (April 23) and Oregon (April 30). She hit a home run and had three RBI on April 24 at Stanford, drove in a pair on a two-run homer on April 3 at Washington and a hit a solo jack in the next game against Arizona State on April 9. Nine of her 18 runs batted in have coming during Pac-10 play, including a game-winning RBI on April 1 at Washington. Yudin has scored runs in 10 of her last 16 contests. She produced her first multiple-hit and multiple-RBI games on March 5 against Fresno State, going 2-for-3 with two RBI. The sophomore had RBI in each of her first three games of the season and hit her first homer of the year against UC Davis on Feb. 20.
Junior Donna Kerr earned her 50th-career victory on May 2 against Oregon, allowing one earned run over four innings with one strikeout. Kerr leads the Bruins in wins (17-6), strikeouts (156), innings pitched (132), appearances (28), games started (26), complete games (10) and shutouts (6), also holding a 2.23 earned run average. She started the Friday and Sunday games of the Cal series, allowing only one run while striking out four in four innings on Friday. The junior tossed her second shutout of Pac-10 play on April 23 at Stanford, striking out eight and giving up just one hit. She retired eight in a row at one point, and after hitting a batter, set down the final seven of the game. The junior blanked Washington in the Pac-10 opener on April 1, striking out eight in a four-hitter. The shutout marked part of a stretch in which the junior didn't allow an earned run in 30 straight innings from March 23 to April 2. Kerr has been a part of 10 of the Bruins' 15 shutouts, including solo blankings against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 19), North Carolina (March 10), CSU Bakersfield (March 21) and Loyola Marymount (March 28). Kerr has struck out at least eight batters in 11 of her 26 starts, including a season-best 11 against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13) and Northridge. She also fanned 10 at Loyola Marymount, nine against Georgia (Feb. 14), Portland State (Feb. 21) and CSU Bakersfield and eight apiece against Fresno State (March 5), North Carolina and Oregon State (April 18). Kerr received the third Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week award of her career on Feb. 23 after tossing 13 scoreless innings with 23 strikeouts in wins over UCSB (Feb. 17), Cal State Northridge and Portland State. She allowed only one hit in all three of those appearances.
The Bruins stole victory from the jaws of defeat on Saturday thanks to the heroics of freshman B.B. Bates, who hit a walk-off, three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to give UCLA a 3-1 victory over Cal. Bates scored runs in all three games against the Golden Bears and has crossed home plate 31 times this season, which is fourth on the team. She is batting .338 with three homers and 27 runs batted in, adding a team-best six stolen bases. Bates is tied for third on the team with 16 multiple-hit games. She had at least two hits and an RBI in three straight games from April 25 to May 1, going 3-for-4 with three RBI at Stanford (April 25), 2-for-4 with an RBI against Oregon (April 30) and 2-for-3 with two RBI the following evening versus the Ducks. Bates has hits in 10 of her last 14, including two-hit contests against Arizona State (April 11) and Oregon State (April 17). She had a pair of three-hit affairs in the first game of doubleheaders against UNLV (March 27) and Loyola Marymount (March 28). Bates also had a pair of hits in the second game of both twinbills and has added two-hit contests against UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 17), Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 24), Colorado State (Feb. 26), Fresno State (March 5), Long Beach State (March 26) and in both games of a doubleheader at CSU Bakersfield on March 21. Bates had a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 21 to March 5, batting .387 (12-for-31) with eight runs batted in, four runs scored and a pair of homers. The freshman has driven in multiple runs in seven games, knocking home three and hitting her first collegiate home run against Cal State Fullerton. She left the yard in her very next game and had two RBI against Colorado State. Bates also drove in a pair in the first game of a doubleheader against UNLV and the second game of a nightcap at LMU. The freshman has scored two runs in a game five times and had her first, two stolen-base contest against UC Davis on Feb. 20.
HOT BAT FOR THE HOT CORNER
Senior Julie Burney took over the team home run lead on Sunday against Cal with her 14th of the season. She is also second with 42 runs batted in, a .669 slugging percentage and 21 walks, adding a .309 average, 28 runs scored and seven doubles. Burney has left the yard in each of the last five Pac-10 series. She has homered against Arizona State (April 9), Stanford (April 24) and Oregon (May 1), also hitting a pair of bombs against Oregon State (April 16 and 17). Burney is tied for first on the team with 13 multiple-RBI games. Six of those contests came during her career-high, nine-game hitting streak (Feb. 14-24) in which she batted .538 (14-for-26) with five homers and 20 runs batted in. Burney drove in a run in each of the last eight games of her hitting streak. She had four RBI against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 20) and Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 24), recording her first career, two-homer contest against the Matadors. The senior has added three-RBI games against UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 17, Game 1), UC Davis (Feb. 20) and UNLV (March 27) and has driven in a pair against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13), UCSB (Feb. 17, Game 2), Northridge (Feb. 19), CSU Bakersfield (March 21) and Loyola Marymount (March 28). She left the yard for the first time this season in the first game of a doubleheader at UCSB and has also homered against Cal Poly (Feb. 19), UC Davis, North Carolina (March 10), Bakersfield and Loyola Marymount. Burney has eight multiple-hit games, going 3-for-3 against UCSB and Fullerton and posting two-hit contests against Northridge, Baylor (Feb. 27), UNLV, LMU, Stanford (April 24) and Oregon (May 1). Burney has scored multiple runs in a game four times, including three at Oregon State on April 16.
SWINGING A HOT STICK
Senior Kaila Shull homered for the third straight game on Friday against California to give her four homers on the season. Shull started her home run streak on April 30 against Oregon when she went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer, three runs scored and two walks. In the series finale against the Ducks on May 2, she went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a mercy-rule home run in the sixth to end the game. Shull added another two-hit game on Friday, belting a solo homer in the second. The senior is hitting .241 with 11 RBI overall and is batting .306 during Pac-10 play. She has scored 20 runs, recorded 13 walks and is second on the squad with seven sacrifice hits. Shull has hits in eight of the 13 Pac-10 games she has posted at-bats in, producing single RBI in two contests at Oregon State on April 16 and 18. She had singles in the last two games of the Washington series and against Arizona State on April 9 and Stanford on April 23. Shull has a two-hit game to her credit against Portland State (Feb. 21) and has driven in a pair of runs against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13) and UTEP (March 6), homering against FAU.
BAKER COOKING IN THE CIRCLE
Redshirt junior Whitney Baker won her third game of the season on May 1 against Oregon, striking out a season-high six and allowing three hits and two runs in a five-inning victory. Baker, who started on Saturday against Cal but did not factor in the decision, is 3-1 on the year with a 2.40 earned run average and 17 strikeouts in 23 1/3 innings. The junior won her first game of the year on April 17 at Oregon State, tossing five shutout innings and fanning four while allowing only two hits and a walk. Baker retired the last seven Beavers she faced, as well as 13 of the last 14. In her next start on April 24 at Stanford, she struck out three and gave up three runs, five hits and two walks in four innings. Baker made her season debut against Arizona State on April 9. She retired all three batters she faced in the seventh inning, striking out one. The junior came back two days later to earn the start against the Sun Devils and tossed a complete game with two strikeouts, allowing two runs and eight hits. Baker, who has been ravaged by injuries throughout her 3 1/2 years as a Bruin, has played in just 36 games at UCLA.
Sophomore Samantha Camuso brings a .313 batting average into the regular-season finale at Arizona, ranking fourth on the team with eight home runs and fifth with 32 runs batted in. Camuso has added 19 walks, 23 runs scored and a .550 slugging percentage. She hit her eighth home run of the season on April 23 at Stanford and went 2-for-3 in the series finale on April 25 for her 10th multiple-hit game of the season. Camuso posted three hits in the first game of a doubleheader at CSU Bakersfield on March 21 and also had two-hit contests against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13), UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 17), Cal State Northridge (Feb. 19), Colorado State (Feb. 26), Texas (Feb. 26), Fresno State (March 5), UTEP (March 6) and Long Beach State (March 26). The redshirt sophomore has seven multiple-RBI games this season, driving in a pair on April 18 at Oregon State. Camuso knocked home four runs in the first game of a doubleheader at UCSB. She has added three-RBI contests against Cal State Northridge and Cal Poly (Feb. 19) and two-RBI affairs versus Florida Atlantic, Texas and UTEP. Camuso has homered in all of her multi-RBI games with the exception of the UTEP and Oregon State contests. She has also belted solo jacks against Colorado State and Washington (April 2). The sophomore has scored twice in a game four times.
HITTING IN THE TWO HOLE
Junior Monica Harrison carries a .277 batting average with two homers and 17 RBI into this weekend's three-game set at Arizona. She has scored 33 runs and recorded 11 doubles, which are both third on the team, and she is first with 13 sacrifice hits. Harrison has crossed home plate in six of her last 10 contests. The junior had a pair of multiple-hit contests at Stanford, going 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI on April 23 and 2-for-5 on April 25. She also went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in and runs scored on April 18 at Oregon State. Harrison has 11 multi-hit games. The junior has a pair of three-hit contests to her credit at UC Riverside (March 3) and CSU Bakersfield (March 21), driving in a season-high three against the Roadrunners. She also had two-hit games against Tennessee (Feb. 13), UC Davis (Feb. 20), Portland State (Feb. 21), Ohio State (Feb. 28), Cal Poly (March 23) and UNLV (March 27). Harrison had a career-high, seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 27 to March 21, hitting .572 (12-for-21) with four RBI and four doubles. She has five multiple-RBI games, recording two in back-to-back affairs against Long Beach State (March 26) and UNLV. The junior hit her first home run of the year against Tennessee and also left the yard against Bakersfield. She has scored twice in a game six times.
Freshman Charlotte Dolan has hits in three straight games and four of her last five after posting a pinch-hit single on May 2 against Oregon. Dolan is batting .260 (13-for-50) with three home runs and 12 runs batted in. She has three RBI in Pac-10 play, driving in two at Oregon State (April 16) and one at Stanford (April 24). The freshman left the yard in successive games against Texas (Feb. 26), Baylor (Feb. 27) and Northwestern (Feb. 27). Four of the six games in which Dolan has recorded RBI have been multi-RBI contests. She had three against Baylor and Northwestern, also notching her first two-hit game against the Wildcats, and had two against Loyola Marymount (March 28) ... junior Grace Murray has appeared in the seventh-most games this season for the Bruins, coming off the bench as a pinch-runner in 42 contests. Murray has scored 20 runs, which is tied for eighth on the team. She has crossed home plate in seven of her last 14 contests ... junior Katie Schroeder, who played in only seven games this season, will not return this year due to a left leg injury. Schroeder hit .364 with a homer and three RBI through the first two weekends of the season. She will apply for a medical redshirt, and if granted, will be a fourth-year junior in 2011.