Softball Slugs Nine Hits, Defeats Washington, 10-6
April 6, 2007
LOS ANGELES - UCLA (26-9, 2-2 Pac-10) pounded out nine hits including a grand slam home run from Jaisa Creps as the Bruins defeated Washington, 10-6, on Friday afternoon at Easton Stadium. The Huskies fall to 23-10 (1-3 Pac-10) with the loss. The teams are scheduled to play again tomorrow at 1 pm PT. This is a time change that was made earlier this week to better accommodate Washington's travel plans.
Washington opened the scoring in the top of the first inning as a Marnie Koziol walk was followede by the ninth home run of the year from Dena Tyson, giving UW the 2-0 lead.
The Bruins answered in the bottom half of the inning, manufacturing two runs of their own. Krista Colburn led off the inning by drawing a walk and was sacrificed to second base by Jaisa Creps. Lisa Dodd then followed with a double off of the centerfield wall, scoring Colburn to make the score 2-1 in Washington's favor. After a Jodie Legaspi walk, a Megan Langenfeld single was deep enough to score Dodd from second base, tying the game at 2-2
The Huskies regained the lead in the third inning when a bases-loaded single from Alicia Matthews scored Ashley Carters to give Washington the 3-2 lead. The Bruins loaded the bases on a walk, a single and a hit-by-pitch in the bottom half of the inning. A walk to Kristen Dedmon plated the first run of the inning for the Bruins, leaving the bases loaded for Julie Burney. Burney grounded into a fielders choice with the out at the plate, but the throw to first base was errant, allowing Kaila Shull to score the go-ahead run.
From that point, the avalanche started. Tara Henry poked a single through the left side of the infield, scoring Kristen Dedmon. The third walk of the day to Krista Colburn loaded the bases once again, and Crepst took advantage, hitting the team's fourth grand slam of the season, giving UCLA a 9-3 lead.
Washington added three runs on four hits in the top of the fifth inning, bringing the score to 9-6, but UCLA would add a 10th run in the bottom of the sixth inning on an RBI single by Colburn.
Anjelica Selden got the win for the Bruins, striking out seven in the complete game effort.
The Bruins and Huskies complete the weekend pair of games on Saturday afternoon at 1 pm at Easton Stadium. This first pitch time is one hour earlier than the original time, a change made earlier this week in order to accommodate Washington's travel plans back to Seattle on Saturday evening.