14th-Ranked Bruins Wrap Up Weekend With Win Over Hofstra
March 4, 2012
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Senior Dani Yudin, sophomores Jessica Hall and Talee Snow and freshman Stephany LaRosa each had two hits, while Hall pitched 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, as the 14th-ranked Bruins completed the Citrus Classic with a 9-4 win on Sunday over Hofstra.
The Bruins improve to 14-6 overall and went 3-2 on the weekend, while the Pride fall to 2-11.
LaRosa and senior Andrea Harrison both homered, with Harrison driving in three and LaRosa plating two. Snow and freshman Ally Carda also drove in two runs apiece. Every UCLA starter had at least one hit.
Hall, in relief of Carda, moved to 7-3 on the season, striking out five and giving up just one hit and two walks. She had 1-2-3 innings in the third and fifth, fanning a pair in the third. In 1 2/3 innings, Carda struck out two, allowing four runs, four hits and two walks.
After the Pride left the bases in the top of the first, the Bruins scored six times in the bottom of the inning. With one out, Harrison drew a walk and came home on LaRosa's third homer of the weekend and fourth of the season to center to make it 2-0. Junior B.B. Bates followed with a walk and moved to second when senior Samantha Camuso reached on a fielder's choice, as Tori Rocha mishandled the ball in a force attempt at second. One out later, Carda singled to right to plate Bates and junior Devon Lindvall, who was running for Camuso, to up the lead to 4-0. Yudin and Carda, who each moved up a base on the throw home, both scored on a single to left by Snow to make it 6-0.
Hofstra came back with four in the top of the second, matching the 10 batters to the plate UCLA had sent up in the first. Erin Trippi led off with a double to right-center, moved to third on a wild pitch and was pinch-run for by Krista Thorn. After a walk to Rocha, Michelle Lavagnino lined a shot to third, which tipped off LaRosa's glove and was thrown away at first, allowing Thorn to score, Rocha to move to third and Lavagnino to advance to second. Rachael Senatore followed with a single up the middle to score Rocha to make it 6-2. After a ground out moved Senatore to second, Olivia Galati grounded a ball to third, but Lavagnino just beat the tag at the plate to bring in the Pride's third run. A wild pitch would then score Senatore to make it 6-4.
After leaving a pair on base in the second, third and fourth innings, the Bruins tallied three in the fifth on one swing of the bat. With one out, Snow singled to the 3-4 hole, Schroeder was hit by a pitch and Harrison launched a high fly ball that landed over the right-field fence to make it 9-4.
The Bruins play a midweek home game against Michigan State on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Easton Stadium. Gametracker and free audio will be available at UCLABruins.com.
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