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Junior Ally Carda has nine shutouts this season.
Second-Ranked Bruins Rebound With Mercy-Rule Win
By: UCLA Athletics

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LOS ANGELES - The second-ranked Bruins scored nine runs for the second day in a row and junior Ally Carda hit a three-run homer and pitched a three-hit shutout, as UCLA defeated Stanford 9-0 in five innings on Saturday at Easton Stadium.

The Bruins improve to 45-5 overall and 16-4 in Pac-12 play, while the Cardinal fall to 29-22 and 4-16 in league action.

Carda retired the first eight batters of the game and the last five, allowing a pair of two-out singles in the third and a leadoff single in the fourth. She struck out a pair in her five innings to move to 26-3 on the season.

UCLA had eight hits, as freshmen Jelly Felix and Gabrielle Maurice each posted a pair.

The Bruins scored three times in the bottom of the second on one swing of the bat. With one out, Felix singled to right-center and senior Jessica Hall singled to right. After both runners were advanced on a sacrifice by sophomore Allexis Bennett, Carda launched her 10th homer of the season to left-center to put the home team up by three.

UCLA added four more in the third. Junior Stephany LaRosa walked to open the frame, moved to second on a ground out by sophomore Mysha Sataraka and advanced to third on an infield single by Maurice. After senior Alyssa Tiumalu was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Felix singled up the middle to score LaRosa with the Bruins' fourth run.

A wild pitch would score Maurice with UCLA's fifth tally. One out later, Bennett singled up the middle to bring in Tiumalu and Felix to increase the margin to 7-0.

In the fourth, the Bruins scored a pair on a Stanford miscue. With two outs, Sataraka walked, Maurice singled to left and both moved up on a wild pitch. Tiumalu then sent a fly ball to right, but it was dropped by Bessie Noll, allowing Sataraka and Maurice to score to make it 9-0, as UCLA would go on to invoke the mercy rule for the 13th time this season.

The Bruins and the Cardinal play the deciding contest of this weekend's series on Sunday at 12 p.m. The game is sold out and will be televised live on ESPN.

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
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 8 - 3
Friday, Feb 19
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
W, 2 - 0
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
L, 6 - 8
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
L, 5 - 10
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Thursday, Feb 25
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
W, 14 - 6 (5)
Friday, Feb 26
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 4
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
L, 7 - 11
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
L, 2 - 7
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 3
Friday, Mar 04
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
W, 19 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
W, 7 - 1
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
W, 13 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 3 - 2 (9)
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
T, 3 - 3
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
Canceled
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9 (6)
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 6
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 10 - 8
Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, May 07 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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