Softball Travels to Tempe for Weekend Tournament
Feb. 8, 2005
The Bruins leave Southern California for the first time in 2005 this weekend, traveling to Tempe, Ariz., for the Kajikawa Tournament hosted by Arizona State. UCLA will face five unranked opponents in tournament play, with Syracuse and UMass opening their 2005 seasons in Arizona.
UCLA Downs Riverside, Wins Winsberg Tournament With 4-1 Record
Following a 3-0 win over UC Riverside last Wednesday to provide head coach Sue Enquist with her 800th career victory, the Bruins traveled to Lakewood, Calif., and Mayfair Park/Lisa Fernandez Field for the fourth annual Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament. The Bruins won the tournament with a 4-1 record, followed by Cal State Fullerton (2-2) and Georgia (1-4).
The Bruins opened tournament play with a doubleheader sweep of No. 10 Georgia, including a dramatic come-from-behind victory in the opening game of the tournament with Lisa Dodd connecting on a game-tying double in the bottom of the seventh inning and Whitney Holum connecting on a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the eighth for the 4-3 win. In the nightcap, Anjelica Selden struck out 13 Bulldogs while pitching a five-hit shutout. Jodie Legaspi, Krista Colburn and Ashley Herrera all had multi-hit games for the Bruins with Legaspi and Herrera both connecting on home runs in the contest.
On Saturday, UCLA suffered its first loss of the 2005 campaign as Cal State Fullerton capitalized on a three-run fourth inning to record a 4-3 victory. Dodd took the loss in the circle, but was UCLA's biggest hitter in the game, going 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Colburn was 2-for-3 with two RBI. The Bruins rebounded with a 6-0 win over Georgia with Selden striking out 14 in the game. Kristen Dedmon had a two-run home run in the contest while Caitlin Benyi went 2-for-3 with two RBIs after returning from injury to make her season debut against the Bulldogs earlier in the day.
The tournament concluded on Sunday with a 6-0 Bruin victory over Cal State Fulleton with Selden striking out 10 to go 4-0 on the season. Offensively, Benyi was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and a triple, while Andrea Duran connected on her first home run of the season.
UCLA vs. Kajikawa Opponents
Cal State Northridge (4-1): UCLA leads series 33-9. Last Meeting: 5/18/01 at NCAA Regionals (hosted by UCLA) UCLA won 9-0
Nevada (1-5): UCLA leads series 8-3. Last Meeting: 3/7/04 at the Bulldog Classic in Fresno, Calif., UCLA won 3-0 at Bulldog Classic Tournament
Sacramento State (3-2): UCLA leads series 19-5. Last Meeting: 2/17/00 at the Campbell/Cartier Classic Tournament in San Diego, UCLA lost 2-1
Syracuse (0-0): UCLA leads series 1-0. Last Meeting: 3/5/04 at the SDSU Tournament in San Diego, UCLA won 4-1
UMass (0-0): UCLA leads series 2-0. Last Meeting: 5/27/92 at the NCAA Women's College World Series, UCLA won 11-1