Bates and LaRosa get their shot next week.
First career honor for the senior.
If necessary game at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.
Bruins finish season at 40-20.
UCLA must beat UAB twice to advance to Super Regionals.
Bates was named All-Pac-12 Conference First Team and Second Team NFCA All-West Region after finishing second on the squad with 48 runs batted in, third with 14 home runs and fourth with a .360 batting average ... was also third in slugging (.686), total bases (118), doubles (12), walks (27) and stolen bases (7), and fourth in hits (62) and runs scored (42) ... ranked eighth among Pac-12 players in slugging and 10th in homers and total bases ... was one of five Bruins to start all 56 games and did not commit an error in 51 chances ... led the team with nine game-winning RBI and seven game-winning runs scored ... second on the team with 14 multiple-RBI games and tied for fourth with 13 multi-hit contests ... scored multiple runs in a game on nine occasions and drew a pair of walks in a contest five times ... recorded hits in 28 of her first 32 contests ... posted five separate hitting streaks of at least five games, including a career-best tying, nine-game stretch from March 2-10 in which she hit .370 (10-for-27) with eight RBI, eight runs and two homers ... had a solo bomb against Michigan State (March 7) and a three-run shot in the next game versus Eastern Kentucky (March 9) ... crossed home plate in five straight contests (March 3-9) ... followed the nine-game streak one contest later with a seven-game streak (March 11-April 1), hitting .619 (13-for-21) with 10 RBI, eight runs, five homers, five steals and five walks to give her hits in 16 of 17 games ... drove in a run (10 RBI total) in the last six games of the streak ... also had homers and multiple-hit games in four straight (March 24-30), and a run scored and a steal in five in a row (March 11-30) ... went 3-for-3 with three RBI, three runs, a homer and a steal at UC Santa Barbara on March 24 ... had two hits, two RBI, a homer and a steal in the first game of a doubleheader at Cal Poly (March 27) and three hits, a homer and a swipe in the nightcap ... belted a pair of solo home runs and stole a bag against Oregon State on March 30 ... had a six-game hitting streak from May 5-18, batting .421 (8-for-19) with six RBI and six runs ... went 3-for-3 against Arizona (May 5) ... had a two-run homer at Oregon on May 12 ... homered against Utah (April 22) ... went 3-for-4 with four RBI (tied career high) and a pair of doubles (personal best) versus Cal State Northridge on April 18 ... homered in each of the last two games of the Stanford series (April 10-11) ... hit a three-run homer and a solo shot against Missouri on Feb. 26 ... had a solo homer against UCF (Feb. 18) ... went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI at Loyola Marymount on Feb. 14 ... had three hits and scored three runs, falling a homer shy of the cycle against Pacific on Feb. 11.
Was named to the All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention team, tying for second on the team with 11 home runs, finishing third with 44 runs batted in and tied for fourth with a .324 batting average ... led the Bruins with seven stolen bases and 13 multiple-RBI games, was second with 99 total bases, third in slugging (.563) and sacrifice hits (6) and fourth in runs scored (37) and multi-hit contests (14) ... had hits in four of the five Gainesville Regional contests, driving in a pair against Florida (May 21 and 22) and hitting a two-run homer in the May 21 game ... scored twice and had two hits on a single and a three-run homer at Oregon (May 12) ... belted a go-ahead, three-run shot in the sixth inning on May 13 at Oregon, also posting a sacrifice squeeze bunt for an RBI, with the four RBI tying a career high ... belted a two-run homer against Washington on April 22 ... produced her second-career, four-hit game versus Loyola Marymount on April 6, falling a double short of the cycle with a single, triple and homer, scoring three times ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and an RBI on April 3 against Oregon State ... drove in five runs in a March 29 doubleheader against UC Santa Barbara ... had two runs scored and three RBI on a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly in game one, while notching a two-run double in the nightcap ... posted hits in all five games at the Long Beach Marriott Invitational, going 10-for-20 (.500) with five RBI, seven runs scored and three doubles ... went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI against Cal State Fullerton (March 12), adding a two-hit game later that night versus BYU ... scored three times and hit a two-run homer against Saint Mary's on March 13 ... had another three-hit game versus Long Beach State (March 11), scoring and driving in a run ... had a seven-game hitting streak (Feb. 19-26) in which she batted .481 (13-for-27) with three homers, five RBI and seven runs scored ... went 2-for-4 with a two-run double, two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base against Ohio State on Feb. 27 ... produced her first ever two-homer and four-hit game on Feb. 20 against Utah State ... also set a career high with four runs scored and tied a personal best with four RBI ... went 2-for-4 in a pair of contests on Feb. 19 against Utah and Portland State, hitting a homer versus the Utes and stealing a base against the Vikings ... had seven RBI in two games on Feb. 12, including four against North Dakota State, going 2-for-4 with a two-run double, an RBI single and a bases-loaded walk ... hit a three-run homer, scored twice, walked and stole a base in the nightcap against UCF.
Was named to the All-Pac-10 Freshman Team after finishing fourth on the Bruins with 64 hits and 40 runs scored and first with six stolen bases ... was one of three Bruins to start all 61 contests ... hit .300 (9-for-30) in the postseason with two home runs, four RBI and eight runs scored ... produced hits in each of her first five NCAA Tournament contests and eight of the 10, while also scoring runs in eight of 10 ... belted a two-run homer against Georgia in the Women's College World Series semifinals on June 6 ... launched another two-run bomb in the second game of the Super Regionals versus Louisiana-Lafayette (May 30) ... reached three times on two singles and a hit by pitch in the National Championship clinching game against Arizona on June 8 ... scored 11 game-winning runs ... had 17 multiple-hit contests and nine multiple-RBI games ... recorded a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 21-March 5, going 12-for-31 (.387) with two homers, eight RBI, four runs, seven walks and two steals ... went 2-for-3 with her first collegiate homer, a three-run shot, on Feb. 24 against Cal State Fullerton ... hit a two-run homer in her next game against Colorado State (Feb. 26), going 2-for-4 ... launched a walk-off, three-run jack against California on May 8 ... went 3-for-4 on three occasions against UNLV (March 27), Loyola Marymount (March 28) and Stanford (April 25), driving in three versus Stanford and two versus UNLV ... posted a stretch of five straight, multiple-hit contests from March 26-28, going 5-for-6 with four runs and three RBI in a doubleheader against UNLV and 5-for-7 with three RBI in a twinbill at LMU ... went 4-for-8 in a doubleheader at CSU Bakersfield (March 21) ... scored twice in a game five times, including three straight (March 26-27) ... stole her first base in her first contest against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13) and swiped a pair versus UC Davis (Feb. 20) ... did not make an error in 40 chances.
VICTOR VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Bates was a three-sport star at Victor Valley High School in Victorville, Calif. ... was a four-time Desert Sky League and All-Area first-team honoree and two-time (`08 and `09) Daily Press Athlete of the Year ... named Cal Hi All-State first-team, EA Sports All-American first-team and Desert Sky League and Citrus Belt Area Athlete of the Year as a senior ... hit .758 in 2009 with seven home runs, 36 RBI and nine stolen bases ... was a second-team all-league honoree and Under Armour High School All-American as a junior, as she batted .765 with five homers, 16 RBI and 14 steals ... led the Desert Sky League in average and on base and slugging percentages all four years and home runs three times ... earned team MVP honors in 2008 and 2009, as the Jackrabbits won a pair of league titles ... coached in softball by Joe Vargas ... also played two years of basketball and track and field ... played club with Corona Angels, placing fifth at the 2007 Nationals and second in 2008.
Born Barthinia Latoy Bates on June 8, 1991 in San Bernardino, Calif. ... parents are Solette and Roosevelt Bates ... has two older sisters, Laquoia and Sequoia and two younger brothers, Roosevelt and Solomon ... hobbies include music and shopping ... chose UCLA because it was the first college softball team she watched play as a young child and grew up watching the Bruins and dreaming of playing for them ... favorite class is math ... says she most admires former Bruin and Olympian Natasha Watley because she is so quick and her love for the game is amazing ... favorites include actress Jessica Alba, the movie "Express", L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant and singers Usher and Beyonce ... majoring in sociology.
B.B. Bates' Career Statistics
B.B. Bates' Game Highs
|AT-BATS||7, vs. Stanford (4/8/11)||RUNS SCORED||4, vs. Utah State (2/20/11)||HITS||4, vs. Utah State (2/20/11)
4, vs. Loyola Marymount (4/6/11)
|RUNS BATTED IN||4, Five Times (last vs. Cal State Northridge, 4/18/12)||DOUBLES||2, vs. Cal State Northridge (4/18/12)||TRIPLES||1, vs. Georgia (2/14/10)|
1, vs. Loyola Marymount (4/6/11)
1, vs. Pacific (2/11/12)
|HOME RUNS||2, vs. Utah State (2/20/11)
2, vs. Missouri (2/26/12)
2, vs. Oregon State (3/30/12)
|TOTAL BASES||10, vs. Utah State (2/20/11)||WALKS||2, Nine Times (last vs. Arizona, 5/6/12)||SACRIFICE HITS||1, Eight Times (last at Oregon, 5/13/11)||SACRIFICE FLIES||1, Five Times (last at Cal Poly, 3/27/12)||STOLEN BASES||2, vs. UC Davis (2/20/10)
2, vs. Oregon State (4/3/11)
|HIT BY PITCHES||2, vs. Jacksonville (5/21/11)|