Softball Drops Decision to Stanford
April 20, 2007
STANFORD, Calif. - Junior left fielder Krista Colburn posted a 4-for-5 day at the plate, but it was not enough to lead the Bruins to victory as they lost to Stanford, 6-4, on Friday night at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium. With the loss, the Bruins fall to 28-12 (4-5 Pac-10) while Stanford improves to 28-12 (4-6 Pac-10) with the victory.
Stanford was first to get on the scoreboard, plating four runs, three of them unearned, in the second inning. UCLA would answer in the top half of the third inning, sending nine to the plate and scoring three runs.
Krista Colburn led off the frame with a single, followed by a walk to Jaisa Creps. A Jodie Legaspi double to left center scored both runners, and Legaspi would come home on an Megan Langenfeld single to make the score 4-3 in Stanford's favor.
The Cardinal added a run in the bottom of the fifth inning on a bases loaded Shannon Koplitz single, but were unable to add to the lead as a fly-out to left field and a fielders choice left the bases loaded with Stanford holding on to a 5-3 lead after five innings of play.
UCLA loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the sixth inning but were unable to push a run across, leaving the score at 5-3, Cardinal. Stanford added a run in the top of the sixth on the fourth home run of the season by Alissa Haber to make the score 6-3.
Anjelica Selden took the loss for the Bruins despite striking out nine batters on the evening.
The Bruins return to action on Saturday afternoon at 1 pm, facing Cal in Berkeley. The Bears will also host UCLA for a Sunday 1 pm contest to complete the weekend schedule.