Bruins Earn WCWS Berth, Down SDSU, 11-0
May 20, 2001
LOS ANGELES - UCLA put an end to San Diego State's cinderella season Sunday afternoon, defeating the Aztecs 11-0 in Easton Stadium to earn a berth in the Women's College World Series in Norman, Okla.
The Bruins pounded out 14 hits in the five-inning contest, including three home runs. UCLA scored in every inning and limited the Aztecs to just one hit - a one out double by right fielder Tiffany Goudy in the first inning.
UCLA advances to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, May 24-28. The Bruins, which have made the tournament field 18 times in 20 seasons, will try for the school's 10th national championship.
The Bruins struck early, with one out in the first inning center fielder Stephanie Ramos homered to give UCLA a 1-0 lead. The Aztecs got a one-out double from Goudy in the bottom of the first, and had runners on the corners with two outs in the frame, but were unable to score.
UCLA added to its advantage in the second inning, following a pair of walks and a sacrifice placed runners on second and third with none out, left fielder Lupe Brambila had an RBI single to put the Bruins up 2-0. Shortstop Natasha Watley had an RBI single and Ramos added her second RBI of the contest with a sacrifice fly to go up 4-0.
UCLA added two more home runs. Catcher Stacey Nuveman hit her 19th home run of the season to lead off the third inning and right fielder Courtney Dale added a two-run shot, her fourth of the season, in the fifth inning.