Softball Shuts Out Georgia, 2-0
Feb. 18, 2005
SAN DIEGO - Two solo home runs and a 16-strikeout performance from freshman pitcher Anjelica Selden powered the Bruins past Georgia on Friday night at the Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego, Calif. The start of the game was delayed by nearly three and a half hours due to a morning rainstorm and earlier scheduled games going long. With the win, the Bruins improve to 8-2 on the season while Georgia falls to 6-6.
Bruin freshman Anjelica Selden pitched a one-hit shutout and did not issue a walk in the game. She struck out 10 of the last 12 batters she faced including the side in the seventh inning. It is the first 16-K performance by a Bruin pitcher since DeeDee Weiman struck out 16 in an NCAA Regional game on May 21, 1994. It is the fifth 16-K performance in UCLA softball history dating back through the 1992 season (previous years are currently being researched). In that same time span, there have been three 19-K performances by a Bruin pitcher, two by Weiman and one by Lisa Fernandez.
With the win, Selden improves to 5-0 on the season. She now has 79 strikeouts and just two walks on the year.
In the bottom of the third inning, Andrea Duran led off the inning for the Bruins with a double down the left field line, but the Bruins were unable to advance her past second base. In the fifth, Kristen Dedmon led off the inning with a double of her own, followed by a walk to Krista Colburn. A sacrifice bunt by Jaisa Creps advanced Colburn and pinch-runner Ashley Herera to second and third base, respectively, but two consecutive strikeouts by Georgia pitcher Michelle Green kept the Bruins off of the scoreboard.
Junior 3B Andrea Duran led off the bottom of the sixth inning with her second home run of the season to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Two batters later, Jodie Legaspi doubled the lead for the Bruins, hitting a solo home run down the right field line, her fourth home run of the year. Selden finished off the game in the top of the seventh inning, striking out all three Bulldogs she faced.
The Bruins are scheduled to return to action on Saturday with a noon game against Notre Dame and a 2 pm game against Utah, weather permitting. This is a modification to the original tournament schedule due to weather issues and Long Beach State pulling out of the tournament.