No. 5 Softball Falls To No. 2 UCLA, 11-0
April 30, 2003
SEATTLE. - The No. 5-ranked Washington softball team (40-10-1, 7-8 Pac-10) fell to No. 2-ranked UCLA (40-5, 12-3), 11-0, this afternoon at the Husky Softball Stadium. Bruin ace Keira Goerl gave up just one hit, a single by Amanda Oleson in the third inning.
UCLA used 11 hits to score 11 runs en route to its 12th conference win of the season. Natasha Watley led the Bruin offense with four hits, including two home runs and five RBIs. Emily Zaplatosch also added a solo home run in the fifth inning.
Jaime Clark stole her 25th base of the season after reaching base on a fielder's choice to crack into the UW top-10 chart. She's stolen 72 bases in her four years to rank sixth on the school's career list.
The Huskies stranded six runners on base, including two runners in each of the second, third and fourth innings. Washington reached base on five walks and a Bruin error but were unable to score a run.
Tia Bollinger (22-7) took the loss for Washington as she gave up six hits and three earned runs in four innings with two strikeouts. Ashley Boek entered the game in relief and allowed five hits and five earned runs, while striking out three in three innings of work. Goerl picks up her 30th win and 13th one-hitter behind a five strikeout performance.
The Huskies host their final home games of the season when Oregon State and Oregon come to town this weekend. Washington will face the Beavers on Friday and the Ducks on Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Saturday's games are slated for 2 p.m., while Sunday's first pitch will be tossed at 1p.m.