UCLA Softball BIO
Delaney Spaulding
Player Profile:
Delaney Spaulding 1757368
Position: Infielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Etiwanda HS

Spaulding, who was named to the All-Pac-12 Second and All-Pac-12 Freshman Teams, as well as the NFCA All-Region Second Team and a Top 10 Finalist for NFCA Freshman of the Year, led the Bruins with 59 runs scored, 15 doubles, three triples, 10 sacrifice hits and 18 stolen bases ... ranked third with 50 runs batted in, adding a .353 batting average and eight home runs ... 30th in the nation in runs per game and third among Pac-12 players ... led the conference in sacrifices, tied for third in steals and tied for fifth in doubles ... tied for first with two sacrifice flies, second with 40 walks and 61 hits and third with a .482 on base percentage and 106 total bases ... was second with 14 multiple-hit games, adding 11 multi-RBI contests ... reached base in each of her first 23 collegiate games and had a 13-game hitting streak (Feb. 7-23), batting .472 (17-for-36) with 12 RBI, 13 runs and five doubles ... also had a 10-game streak (April 15-May 2), batting .382 (13-for-34) with a homer, 11 RBI and 13 runs ... went 3-for-10 (.300) in the Los Angeles Super Regional (May 24-25) against #14 Kentucky with six RBI ... hit a go-ahead, grand slam in the bottom of the sixth in Game 1 on May 24 ... had a two-run double and a single in Game 2 (May 25) ... posted two hits in seven at-bats (.286) with an RBI, a run and two walks at the Los Angeles Regional (May 16-18) ... had an RBI single, a walk, a sacrifice and a steal on May 17 against Notre Dame, walking on May 18 ... doubled, scored and had two sacrifices on May 16 against Southern Utah ... had a career-best three hits and drove in three on May 10 at #3 Arizona State, falling a triple shy of the cycle with an RBI single, a double and a two-run homer ... had two hits, including an RBI double, with a stolen base on May 4 against Stanford ... had a season-high five RBI on a grand slam and a sacrifice fly in the first game of the April 26 doubleheader at California, also driving in a run on a double in the series finale ... posted two hits and two runs in the first contest of a doubleheader on April 21 against Long Beach State ... went 4-for-10 (.400) in the Oregon State series (April 17-19) with three RBI, two doubles and five runs ... drove in a pair and scored twice on April 17 ... had two hits and two runs on April 19 ... went 2-for-3 against Cal State Northridge (April 15) ... recorded three hits in a March 26 doubleheader versus UC Santa Barbara, posting two and scoring twice in the nightcap ... went 7-for-15 (.467) at the UCLA/CSUN Invitational with two homers, six RBI, seven walks, five runs and four steals ... homered on March 9 against Bakersfield, going 2-for-3 with two RBI ... homered, drew three walks and stole a base against Charleston Southern (March 8) ... posted two hits and a steal versus Loyola Chicago on March 7 ... homered in back-to-back contests and consecutive at-bats with #4 Michigan ... hit a three-run, walk-off homer in the eighth inning on March 4 and belted a solo shot in her first at-bat on March 5 ... crossed home plate three times and had an RBI triple versus Maryland (Feb. 22) ... had a walk-off single against #13 Oklahoma on Feb. 21 ... hit .529 (9-for-17) at the Winsberg Tournament with a homer, six RBI and three doubles ... hit her first collegiate homer, a two-run shot, against Loyola Marymount on Feb. 16 ... had a pair of hits in both ends of a doubleheader on Feb. 15, posting two doubles and two RBI against Western Kentucky and an RBI single versus Robert Morris ... tallied two hits against UC Davis (Feb. 14) ... went 6-for-14 (.429) at the Hawai’i Tournament with nine runs, four RBI, seven walks and five steals ... scored a run in all five contests ... had two hits, two runs and two stolen bases against Delaware (Feb. 6) ... scored three runs, walked three times and stole a pair of bases versus Hampton on Feb. 7 ... added two hits and two RBI later that night against Hawai’i.

Spaulding played four years of softball at Etiwanda High School in Etiwanda, Calif. ... was the Baseline League Most Valuable Player, All-State Second Team and All-CIF Southern Section First Team as a senior ... hit .511 as a senior with 10 home runs, 36 runs batted in, seven doubles and 45 runs scored ... earned First Team All-League honors every season and All-Inland Valley First Team and All-State each of her last three campaigns ... hit .490 as a junior with 13 homers, 49 RBI, eight doubles and 33 runs ... was a two-time varsity captain (2012, 2013) ... among the team awards earned were Team MVP and Outstanding Senior (2013), Best Offensive Player (2011-13) and Rookie of the Year (2010) ... coached by David Masucci ... played club with Mizuno 18U-Mike Stith.

Born Delaney Lyn Spaulding on May 9, 1995 in Upland, Calif. ... parents are Yvonne and Bill Spaulding ... has three older sisters, Amber, Danielle and Ariana ... Amber played softball at Oklahoma and Danielle was a three-time All-American softball player at North Carolina ... chose to attend UCLA because of the great academics and athletics ... favorites include the television shows “Pretty Little Liars” and “Chicago Fire”, singers Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus and the movies “The Notebook” and “Anchorman 2” ... thing she likes the most about softball is the thrill the sport gives you and the long lasting friendships it creates ... biggest athletic thrill so far was signing her National Letter of Intent to UCLA ... hobbies include sleeping, eating and hanging with friends and family ... undecided on a major.

Delaney Spaulding's Career Statistics
2014 .353 60-60 173 59 61 15 3 8 50 106 .613 40 5 33 1 .482 2 10 18-24

Delaney Spaulding's Game Highs
AT-BATS 5, at Arizona State (5/10/14)
RUNS SCORED 3, vs. Hampton (2/7/14)
3, vs. Maryland (2/22/14)
HITS 3, at Arizona State (5/10/14)
RUNS BATTED IN 5, at California (4/26/14)
DOUBLES 2, vs. Western Kentucky (2/15/14)
TRIPLES 1, vs. Robert Morris (2/14/14)
1, vs. Maryland (2/22/14)
1, vs. UC Santa Barbara (3/26/14)
HOME RUNS 1, Eight Times (last vs. Kentucky, 5/24/14)
TOTAL BASES 7, at Arizona State (5/10/14)
WALKS 3, vs. Hampton (2/7/14)
3, vs. Charleston Southern (3/8/14)
SACRIFICE HITS 2, vs. Southern Utah (5/16/14)
SACRIFICE FLIES 1, at Cal State Fullerton (4/10/14)
1, at California (4/26/14)
STOLEN BASES 2, vs. Delaware (2/6/14)
2, vs. Hampton (2/7/14)
HIT BY PITCHES 2, vs. Robert Morris (2/14/14)
2, at Oregon (4/4/14)
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