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Senior Jessica Hall has not allowed an earned run in 27 innings this season.

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
Third-Ranked Bruins Begin Eight Games in Six-Day Stretch
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Release:  03/04/2014

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2014 UCLA Softball Media Guide

Tuesday, March 4
7 p.m. - #5/#4 Michigan at #4/#3 UCLA
Online: Free Audio and Live Stats
Twitter Updates

Wednesday, March 5
7 p.m. - #5/#4 Michigan at #4/#3 UCLA
TV: Pac-12 Networks (Live)
Online: Live Stats
Twitter Updates

Friday, March 7
9 a.m. - Oregon State vs. Charleston Southern
11:30 a.m. - UNLV vs. Charleston Southern
2 p.m. - Bakersfield vs. Loyola Chicago
5 p.m. - UNLV at #4/#3 UCLA
7:30 p.m. - Loyola Chicago at #4/#3 UCLA
Online: Free Audio (UCLA Games Only) and Live Stats
Twitter Updates

Saturday, March 8
9 a.m. - Loyola Chicago vs. UNLV
11:30 a.m. - Bakersfield vs. UNLV
2:30 p.m. - Loyola Chicago at #4/#3 UCLA
5 p.m. - Charleston Southern at #4/#3 UCLA
7:30 p.m. - Charleston Southern vs. Bakersfield
Online: Free Audio (UCLA Games Only) and Live Stats
Twitter Updates

Sunday, March 9
9 a.m. - Bakersfield vs. Loyola Chicago
11:30 a.m. - UNLV vs. Georgetown
2:30 p.m. - Bakersfield at #4/#3 UCLA
5 p.m. - Georgetown at #4/#3 UCLA
Online: Free Audio (UCLA Games Only) and Live Stats
Twitter Updates

#3 UCLA HOSTS EIGHT GAMES IN SIX DAYS AT EASTON
The third-ranked Bruins entertain #4 Michigan for a two-game series on Tuesday and Wednesday at Easton Stadium. Both contests start at 7 p.m., with Wednedsay’s airing live on Pac-12 Networks. The Bruins then host the UCLA/CSUN Invitational at Easton this weekend, playing six times in three days. UCLA faces UNLV (5 p.m.) and Loyola Chicago (7:30 p.m.) on Friday, Loyola Chicago (2:30 p.m.) and Charleston Southern (5 p.m.) on Saturday and Bakersfield (2:30 p.m.) and Georgetown (5 p.m.) on Sunday. Live stats will be available for all games this week at UCLABruins.com, while free audio will be available for each UCLA contest with the exception of Wednesday’s matchup with Michigan.

ON DECK
UCLA opens up Pac-12 play next week with a wraparound weekend series against #7 Arizona. The Bruins and the Wildcats square off Saturday, March 15 (12 p.m.), Sunday, March 16 (12 p.m.) and Monday, March 17 (5 p.m.). All three games will air live on Pac-12 Networks, with free audio for the Saturday and Sunday contests at UCLABruins.com.

BRUINS IN THE POLLS
The Bruins moved up to third in this week’s ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and fourth in the latest USA Today/NFCA rankings. UCLA received 43 additional points in the USA Softball rankings and 67 more points, as well as one first-place vote, in the NFCA poll. The Bruins have risen in the polls every week this season. UCLA was ranked fourth in the Pac-12 preseason coaches poll, receiving 42 points.

NEWS AND NOTES
The Bruins enter the week as one of only three remaining undefeated teams in the nation. Top-ranked Florida is 21-0, while #25 USC Upstate is 19-0 ... UCLA’s 16-0 start marks the eighth time in program history that the Bruins have won at least 15 straight games to open a season. The most recent occasion was in 2004 when UCLA recorded wins in its first 25 in a row and went on to win the National Championship ... in 16 games, the Bruins have already attempted 33 stolen bases, coming up with a steal 22 times. All of last year, UCLA had 38 steals in 49 attempts ... Kelly Inouye-Perez recorded the 300th victory of her head coaching career on Feb. 8 at Hawai’i ... through a month of play, the Bruin pitchers lead all Pac-12 teams in earned run average (0.59) and opposing batting average (.140), also ranking second in fielding percentage (.982) and third in strikeouts (124). Offensively, UCLA is first in hit by pitches (13), second in sacrifice hits (11) and third in on base percentage (.455) ... junior Ally Carda tossed the first no-hitter of her career against Delaware on Feb. 6 and the fourth for the Bruins over the last two seasons (Jessica Hall, two and Paige McDuffee, one). It was the sixth season-opening, no-hitter in UCLA history and the first since Keira Goerl in 2002 ... Carda, who did not allow an earned run in 43 1/3 straight innings until giving up a homer to #11 Nebraska on Feb. 23, has started games at five different positions this season at pitcher, first base, left field, center and designated player ... sophomore Brittany Moeai has hits in seven of her last nine games, recording RBI in five of them. Moeai had a career-high four RBI against New Mexico on Feb. 23 with a three-run double and a bases-loaded hit by pitch ... junior Stephany LaRosa hit two homers for the sixth time in her career against UC Davis on Feb. 14, also tying a career high with five RBI. In a position switch to catcher and first base this season after playing third base as a freshman and shortstop as a sophomore, LaRosa has yet to commit an error in 123 opportunities along with only one passed ball ... sophomore Mysha Sataraka ended the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic on a roll, recording seven hits, nine RBI and five runs over the last four games of the weekend. The Pac-12 Player of the Week had the walk-off, two-run double versus #16 Missouri on Feb. 21, went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer and a career-high five RBI against Maryland on Feb. 22 and added two hits and two RBI versus #11 Nebraska on Feb. 23 ... senior Jessica Hall, who has still not allowed an earned run this year in 27 innings, has at least seven strikeouts in a game four times this season. She recorded the fifth double-figure strikeout contest of her career against Robert Morris on Feb. 15 when she fanned 10 ... junior Tara Mueller reached base in all five games at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, recording a pair of hits against both Maryland on Feb. 22 and #11 Nebraska on Feb. 23. She also singled versus #13 Oklahoma on Feb. 21 and had the first two RBI of her career with a pair of bases-loaded walks against New Mexico on Feb. 23 ... junior Gracie Goulder has started all 76 games she has played in at UCLA at second base. She had RBI in each of the last three games of the weekend, including a run-scoring single against #11 Nebraska ... senior Alyssa Tiumalu had hits in six of her last eight at-bats of the weekend, tying a career high with three hits and three RBI against New Mexico on Feb. 23. She had two hits, including a two-run triple earlier in the day versus #11 Nebraska ... sophomore Paige McDuffee struck out a career-best nine against Robert Morris on Feb. 14. She has thrown eight-inning complete games twice this year versus Hawai’i (Feb. 7) and RMU ... freshman Delaney Spaulding has reached base in all 16 games this season, despite seeing her 13-game hitting streak come to an end against New Mexico on Feb. 23. Spaulding has scored a run in 13 of 16 games, including the last six, driving in runs in 10 contests.

SCOUTING THIS WEEKEND’S OPPONENTS
The Bruins lead the all-time series with Michigan 9-7-1, but the Wolverines have won three in a row. The last matchup came in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on March 2, 2012, as Michigan claimed a 5-3 victory ... UCLA is 26-1 all-time against UNLV, having won the last 12, including a 4-3, comeback victory last year on March 10 in Lakewood ... the Bruins are 2-0 versus Loyola Chicago. The last matchup between the teams was at Easton Stadium (March 4, 2007), with UCLA winning 9-1 in five innings ... UCLA is also 2-0 against Charleston Southern. The teams met last year in Lakewood on March 10, with Jessica Hall tossing a no-hitter in a 10-0, five-inning win ... the Bruins have won all five meetings with Bakersfield, including a home doubleheader sweep last May 4 (14-0 in 5 innings and 8-0 in 5) ... UCLA has never faced Georgetown.


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