Softball Sweeps San Jose State, 8-0 and 8-2
March 4, 2006
LOS ANGELES - UCLA (17-1) won both of its Saturday games at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament, defeating San Jose State 8-0 in five innings and 8-2 in the nightcap. In the opening game of the day, Andrea Duran extended her hitting streak to eight straight at-bats with a hit and Lisa Dodd struck out six to earn her seventh victory of the season. The day's second game saw Emily Zaplatosch go 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, and Anjelica Selden strike out eight for her 10th win of the year.
Game 1: UCLA 8, San Jose State 0 (5 innings)
Andrea Duran extended her streak of consecutive hits to eight when she led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to centerfield, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead after an inning of play.
The Bruins extended their lead in the second inning, batting around and scoring four runs. The inning opened with a leadoff home run by Jodie Legaspi to give UCLA a 2-0 lead. Whitney Holum followed with a single before being replaced by pinch runner Alissa Eno. After Eno stole second base, Celina Rubalcaba knocked a double just fair down the third base line, scoring Eno for a 3-0 UCLA lead. Ashley Herrera then reached on a mistake by the Spartan infield when shortstop Sarah Taylor checked the runner at second before launching an errant throw to first base, leaving the Bruins with runners on the corners. Tara Henry then connected on a single just to the left of the bag at second base, scoring Herrera to give the Bruins a 5-0 lead.
After a pitching change by the Spartans, bringing in Regina Farfan to replace Nicole Luna-Pickens, Duran grounded out for the first out of the inning, ending her streak at eight consecutive hits.
In the fourth, the Bruins added another pair of runs as Tara Henry led off with a perfect bunt as the ball died just in front of the plate. After Henry stole second, she came around to score on a single by Andrea Duran, who advanced to second on the throw to the plate. Duran would go to third on a fly out by Krista Colburn and score on a wild pitch to bring the Bruin lead to 7-0.
Whitney Holum posted a one-out double to right field before being replaced by pinch runner Maryn Oyoung. Oyoung went to third base on a wild pitch and Celina Rubalcaba walked to give the Bruins runners on the corners before an Ashley Herrera single plated Oyoung to end the game with an 8-0 UCLA victory in five innings.
In the circle for the Bruins, Lisa Dodd improved to 7-0 on the 2006 season, striking out six and allowing two hits with no walks on the day as she faced just two batters above the minimum.
Game 2: UCLA 8, San Jose State 2
Once again, UCLA didn't waste any time getting on the board as Duran led off the game with a walk, stole second and advanced to third on a fly ball to the outfield by Colburn . After Dodd and Zaplatosch walked to load the bases, Rubalcaba and Shana Stewart were both hit by pitches to force in runs, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead after the top of the first. The inning would end with what looked to be a bases-loaded wild pitch, but the Spartans were able to throw Zaplatosch out at the plate on the play.
In the second, Tara Henry notched a one-out single, stole second and went to third when the catchers throw went into the outfield. Henry scored on a sacrifice fly by Duran to make the score 3-0.
UCLA looked to rally again in the third inning as Lisa Dodd led off the inning with a walk and was replaced by Oyoung to pinch run. At the end of a long at-bat, Zaplatosch connected on a single up the middle, but Oyoung over-ran the base at second on the play and was thrown out coming back to second base on the play. After Legaspi was hit by a pitch to give the Bruins two runners on with just one out, the Bruins were unable to capitalize and the score remained 3-0.
In the fifth, Krista Colburn led off the inning with a home run, her first of the season. Lisa Dodd followed with a double off of the right field fence and scored on a single by Zaplatosch, who advanced to second base on the play. Legaspi dropped a dying quail into shallow left field, advancing Zaplatosch to third base and went to second as the .
After Rubalcaba and Stewart both grounded out, Herera connected on a single up the middle, scoring Zaplatosch and Legaspi to push the Bruin lead to 7-0.
The Spartans plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as Mandy Winkley led off the inning with a walk. She was wild pitched to second and scored on a double by Courtney Lewis for SJSU's first run of the game. Lewis would move to third on another wild pitch, then come home on a ground-out by Kasey Igarta to bring the score to 7-2.
A Jodie Legaspi home run, a laser over the right field fence, gave the Bruins their eighth run of the game to lead off the top of the seventh inning to complete the scoring with an 8-2 Bruin lead.
In the circle, Anjelica Selden struck out eight as she earned her 10th victory of the season.
Game 3: Santa Clara (Visitors) vs. Cal Poly (Home)
Will begin at 2:45 pm Pacific Time.
Game 4: Cal Poly (Visitors) vs. Santa Clara (Home)
To follow approximately 30 minutes after Game 3.