LOS ANGELES - The second-ranked Bruins tied a season high with 16 hits, as #2 UCLA completed a three-game sweep of Oregon State with a 10-8 victory on Saturday at Easton Stadium.
The Bruins improve to 39-4 overall and 12-3 in Pac-12 play, while the Beavers fall to 13-26 and 3-13 in league action.
Freshman Gabrielle Maurice went 3-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in, while sophomore Mysha Sataraka had two hits, two RBI and a home run. Senior Alyssa Tiumalu and freshmen Jelly Felix and Delaney Spaulding each had two hits, as 10 different Bruins had at least one base knock.
Senior Jessica Hall recorded the win in the circle to move to 14-2 on the season, striking out three in four innings of relief. She allowed four runs, seven hits and two walks, striking out a pair in the fourth. Junior Ally Carda started and fanned five in three frames, giving up four runs, six hits and two walks, striking out two in the opening inning.
Oregon State jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first on one swing of the bat. Three straight singles to open the game for Kori Nishitomi, Ya Garcia and Dani Gilmore loaded the bases, and one out later, CJ Chirichigno hit a grand slam to left to put the visitors up.
UCLA cut its deficit in half with two in its first ups. Carda led off with a single to right and moved to third on a Spaulding double down the left-field line. Junior Stephany LaRosa followed with a sacrifice fly to right to plate Carda with the Bruins’ first run. One out later, Maurice reached on an infield single to move Spaulding to third and sophomore Brittany Moeai singled up the middle to score Spaulding to make it 4-2.
The Bruins took the lead with a four-spot in the second. Tiumalu led off with a single up the middle and Felix doubled to left-center. One out later, Carda walked to load the bases and Spaulding followed with a single to right to plate Tiumalu to make it 4-3. LaRosa then drew a bases loaded walk to score Felix and even the tally at four. One out later, an at-bat with Maurice was extended after a dropped foul ball by Garcia, and the freshman cashed the mistake in with a single up the middle to score Carda and Spaulding to put the home team up 6-4.
In the sixth, Oregon State loaded the bases with three, one-out singles, but Hall got out of the jam by fielding a pair of comebackers to end the threat.
In the bottom of that inning, UCLA extended its lead with four more runs. LaRosa doubled to right-center to start things off and was pinch-run for by freshman Robyn Corruth, who came home on Sataraka’s team-leading 13th homer of the season to right-center to make it 8-4. Maurice then reached on a single and advanced to second on an error by Hannah Bouska at first and Moeai walked.
With junior Sam Duran running for Moeai, her and Maurice moved up on a passed ball, and Tiumalu drove Maurice in on a sacrifice fly to right to make it 9-4. Hall followed with a single to left-center to plate Duran with the Bruins’ 10th run.
Oregon State charged back with four runs in the seventh, but came up two short. Kylie Padilla reached on a one-out single, Alex Boyd walked and Isabelle Batayola singled to left-center to score Padilla to make it 10-5. Bailee Niehus followed with a pinch-hit, three-run homer to right to cut the deficit to 10-8, but Hall retired the next two Beavers to end the game.
The Bruins play a non-conference doubleheader against Long Beach State on Monday. The twinbill, which will be played at Mayfair Park in Lakewood, will begin at 4:30 p.m. Free audio and live stats will be available at UCLABruins.com.