#4 UCLA Ends #3 Stanford's 28-Game Winning Streak With 7-4 Victory

March 27, 2009

Box Score

STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore Monica Harrison went 2-for-3 with four RBI and a three-run homer, senior Amanda Kamekona, sophomore GiOnna DiSalvatore and freshman Dani Yudin each had two-hit games and junior Megan Langenfeld became UCLA's all-time saves leader, as the fourth-ranked Bruins snapped #3 Stanford's 28-game winning streak with a 7-4 victory in their Pac-10 opener on Friday.

The Bruins improve to 26-4 overall, while the Cardinal fall to 29-2.

Langenfeld posted her second save of the season and eighth of her career to move into first in saves at UCLA, passing Lisa Longaker, who had seven. She pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief, giving up three hits, two runs and one walk with two strikeouts. Sophomore Donna Kerr started and improved to 15-3 on the season, giving up one hit, two runs and five walks with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

The Bruins scored first, extending their winning streak to 71 straight when crossing home plate first. With two outs, junior Julie Burney walked, Yudin singled to right and Harrison launched her sixth home run of the season to left-center to make it 3-0.

The Cardinal got back in it with two in the fourth. Alissa Haber led off with a walk and moved to second on a single to right by Ashley Hansen. Two outs later, Rosey Neill walked to load the bases and Maya Burns was hit by a pitch to bring home Haber to make it 3-1. Melisa Koutz then drew a bases-loaded walk to plate Hansen and cut their deficit to 3-2.

UCLA got some insurance runs in the sixth, plating three. Yudin started things off with a single to right and was pinch-run for by sophomore Grace Murray. After Harrison sacrificed Murray over to second, Kamekona doubled to left-center to bring in Murray and put the Bruins up 4-2. One out later, DiSalvatore doubled to right to bring in Kamekona and Shull traded places with DiSalvatore on a double of her own to center to make it a 6-2 game.

The Bruins made it 7-2 in the seventh. With one out, Burney was hit by a pitch and was pinch-run for by sophomore Lauren Mirabal. After Yudin moved Mirabal to second on a groundout, Harrison singled to right to bring in the Bruins' seventh run.

Stanford made things interesting in the bottom of the seventh, loading the bases and getting a two-run single by Shannon Koplitz to make it 7-4. But Langenfeld retired Maddy Coon on a double play to give the Bruins the win.

Missy Penna started for Stanford and fell to 19-2 on the year, allowing eight hits, six runs and six walks with five strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Ashley Chinn tossed the last 2/3 of an inning, giving up one hit and one error with one strikeout. Hansen had two of Stanford's four hits.

The Bruins travel to 12th-ranked Cal for games on Saturday (1 p.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m.). Gametracker will be available on UCLABruins.com.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Feb 12
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
L, 1 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
W, 7 - 3
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
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