Bruin Bats Stay Hot, Close Weekend With Two More Wins
Feb. 11, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Seniors Andrea Harrison and Dani Yudin, junior B.B. Bates and sophomore Kellie Fox all had four hits in Saturday's doubleheader, as the Bruins defeated Pacific 10-2 in six innings and Kentucky 6-2 on the final day of the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament at Easton Stadium.
The Bruins move to 4-0 with the twinbill sweep.
In game one versus Pacific (0-2), Bates and Harrison each had three hits and three runs scored, while Yudin and senior Samantha Camuso both posted a pair of hits, a home run and four runs batted in. Sophomore Jessica Hall threw three hitless innings, striking out four and walking one. Junior Destiny Rodino (1-0) gave up two runs and two hits in three frames of relief, fanning a pair.
Against the Tigers, the Bruins scored in the first inning with a two-out rally. Harrison singled to right, Bates laced a double to center and both runners came home on a double to right-center by Camuso to make it 2-0.
UCLA tacked on four runs in the third. Harrison led off with a homer to right-center, Bates followed with a single to the second base bag and Camuso reached on a fielding error by Pacific pitcher Tori Shepard. One out later, Yudin launched a three-run shot to left-center to make it 6-0.
The Tigers got on the board in the top of the fourth, as Megan Foglesong singled to center and came home two outs later on a homer to left by Kelsey Rodriguez to make it 6-2.
UCLA invoked the mercy rule with three runs in the fourth and another in the sixth. Harrison led off the fourth with a single to center and scored on a triple down the right-field line by Bates to make it 7-2. Camuso then smashed her second homer of the season to left to increase the advantage to 9-2.
The Bruins walked off with the win in the sixth. With one out, Camuso walked and was pinch-run for by freshman Tara Mueller, who moved to second on a walk to freshman Stephany LaRosa. Yudin then singled up the middle to plate Mueller to finish off a 10-2 win.
In game two against Kentucky (1-3), Fox had three hits, Schroeder and Yudin both posted a pair and Yudin and senior Marti Reed each drove in two runs. Freshman Ally Carda earned the victory, striking out a pair in four innings and allowing two runs, two hits and four walks. Hall picked up her first save of the season, tossing three scoreless innings of relief, fanning two and giving up two hits and two walks.
The Bruins scored in the first inning for the fourth straight game in Saturday's nightcap. Schroeder executed a perfect slap single in front of the plate, while Fox singled to left, as both runners moved up a base when Ginny Carroll misplayed the ball in the outfield. After a Harrison walk loaded the bases, Bates tapped a ball to short, but it was booted by Kara Dill, allowing Schroeder to score the game's first run. With the bases still loaded one out later, LaRosa grounded one to third, but Aubrey Lamar came home with it to force Fox for the second out. Yudin followed with a double down the left-field line to bring in Harrison and Bates to make it 3-0.
Kentucky got on the board in the top of the second on back-to-back home runs by Carroll and Krystal Smith to cut its deficit to 3-2.
Hall got out of a jam in her first inning of work in the top of the fifth. A Brittany Cervantes walk, a Dill single and a ground out put Wildcats at third and second with one out. But Hall induced Griffin Joiner into a tapper back to the circle and popped up Erin Jolly on a ball to second to keep the one-run lead intact.
The Bruins batted around in the fifth and scored three more times. With one out, LaRosa singled to left and moved to third on a double down the left-field line by Yudin. Reed followed with a single up the middle to plate both runners to make it 5-2. Carda then singled to right to bring home Reed to up the lead to 6-2.
The Bruins begin a seven-game week on Tuesday at Loyola Marymount at 12 p.m. Gametracker will be available at UCLABruins.com.
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