Softball Sweeps No. 25 Cal State Northridge

April 4, 2001

NORTHRIDGE, CA - The top-ranked UCLA Bruins swept a non-conference doubleheader at No. 25 Cal State Northridge on Wednesday afternoon, winning by scores of 8-0 and 12-1 (6 inn.). With the victories, the Bruins improve to 39-1 on the season while CSUN falls to 19-19.

In game one, Amanda Freed took the circle for the first six innings, allowing just one hit while striking out nine and walking one. Offensively, the Bruins got on the board in the top of the fourth with a solo home run by Tairia Mims, her 12th of the season. Another run came across in the fifth to give UCLA a 2-0 lead. Four more runs came across in the sixth, two on a home run by right fielder Marcel Torres, and two more on a double by Mims to make the score 6-0. A final two runs were plated in the seventh on a double to right center field by Lupe Brambila to seal the 8-0 victory. Courtney Dale pitched the bottom of the seventh for the Bruins, allowing one hit.

Game two started with Matador catcher Amber Grahlman dropping a foul ball batted by Freed, who put the next pitch over the left field fence for UCLA's first run of the game and Freed's second home run of the year.

Three more runs would score in the third inning for the Bruins, two on an RBI double down the left field line by Stacey Nuveman. Northridge would score its only run of the game in the bottom half of that inning on a bases loaded groundout by third baseman Veronica Lopez.

In the fourth, three more runs would score for the Bruins, upping the lead to 7-1. In the sixth, a bases-loaded double by Monique Mejia would finish off the scoring, giving UCLA the 12-1 win.

UCLA returns to action on Friday afternoon at Easton Stadium, when the Bruins play host to No. 9 Arizona State for a 1 pm single game. Their Pac-10 weekend continues over the weekend with single games on Saturday and Sunday against No. 2 Arizona. Saturday's game is a 2:05 first pitch and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Net. Sunday's game is scheduled for a 1 pm start, and live audio will be broadcast live on www.uclabruins.com

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