Softball Falls to Oregon, 3-0
May 12, 2005
LOS ANGELES - UCLA left eight runners on base in the first three innings but was unable to push a run across in Thursday's game against Oregon at Easton Stadium, losing 3-0. Freshman pitcher Anjelica Selden was impressive in a relief apperance in the circle, retiring all 15 batters she faced in the game and striking out six. With the loss, the Bruins fall to 28-16, 9-10 Pac-10, while Oregon improves to 34-22, 6-13 Pac-10.
The Ducks scored all of their runs and recorded all six of their hits on the day in the first three innings with all three runs scored on home runs by Beth Boskovich. Boskovich had a two-run shot to center field in the first inning and a leadoff home run in the third to give the Ducks a 3-0 lead. After Ashley Richards followed the Boskovich home run with a single, the Bruins went to their bullpen, bringing in Anjelica Selden.
Selden retired all 15 Ducks she faced in the game and recorded six strikeouts, including striking out the side in the fourth inning.
Offensively, the Bruins loaded the bases in the second and third innings and had eight runners on base after three innings of play, but neither team posted a hit after the completion of the third inning. The only base runner for either team after the third reached on a Kristen Dedmon walk in the sixth, but pinch-runner Jaisa Creps never advanced past first base.
UCLA returns to action on Friday afternoon with a 3 pm first pitch against Pac-10 leader Oregon State at Easton Stadium. The Bruins and Beavers will also play at 1 pm PT on Saturday before the NCAA Championship field is announced on ESPNEWS at 4:30 pm PT on Sunday.