Softball Drops Both Games of Doubleheader to Ducks
April 2, 2005
EUGENE, Ore. - A forecast for inclement weather for the next three days prompted UCLA and Oregon to alter their schedule, playing a doubleheader on Saturday as opposed to single games on Saturday and Sunday. The Bruins dropped the first game of the doubleheader by a 3-1 margins before falling 2-1 in the nightcap. With the losses, UCLA is now 19-9 on the season and 0-2 in the Pac-10, while the Ducks improve to 22-10, 2-1 Pac-10.
Game 1: Oregon 3, UCLA 1
In the opening game of the doubleheader, the Ducks struck first, plating two first-inning runs. The rally started with a lead-off single to right from Lovena Chaput. After UCLA starting pitcher Lisa Dodd struck out Su Barnes, but Beth Boskovich walked and xxx Topps singled to center, scoring two runs and taking third base on an outfield error.
A home run by Chaput led off the inning in the third inning to give the Ducks a 3-0 lead. That is all the offense that starting pitcher Amy Harris would need. UCLA's Andrea Duran would lead off the sixth inning with her third home run of the season to put the Bruins on the board, but UCLA was not able to threaten again, losing 3-1.
Lisa Dodd took the loss, falling to 6-4 in the circle for the season. Duran was the only Bruin with multiple hits, going 2-for-2 with a home run for UCLA's only run of the game.
Game 2: Oregon 2, UCLA 1Kristen Dedmon opened the scoring in the second half of the twinbill, launching a two-out home run to deep center field to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. In the bottom half of the frame, Ashley Richards countered for the Ducks, hitting her second home run of the season to left field to tie the game at 1-1.
The Ducks took the lead in the third inning as Breanne Sabol singled to left and stole second base before a single to right by Lovena Chaput scored Sabol from second base to give Oregon the 2-1 lead after three complete innings of play.
That is all the offense the Ducks pitching staff would need, as the Bruins did not advance a runner past second base after Dedmon's home run in the second inning. Freshman pitcher Anjelica Selden suffered the loss in the circle.
UCLA will return to action next Friday, April 8, at Stanford. The Bruins will then play their weekend games at California on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's game is scheduled to be televised live by FOX Sports West 2.