Bruins Set Records Against Santa Clara, Come Back to Beat UCSB
Feb. 9, 2008
The Bruins set five school records in a 27-1 victory over Santa Clara and followed that up with a 7-5, comeback win against UC Santa Barbara in eight innings during the second day of the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament on Saturday at Easton Stadium.
UCLA (4-0) posted three new team records and two new individual marks for a single game. The Bruins' 27 runs and 27 runs batted in were both watershed marks, as well as the team's 22 hits. The previous runs record was 22, set twice against UC Riverside (May 20, 1975) and Sacramento State (Feb. 9, 2006). The former record for RBI in one contest was 21 against Sacramento State and 21 in hits, set six previous times.
Individually, junior Amanda Kamekona set a school record with eight runs batted in, breaking the old mark of Julie Marshall, who had seven RBI in a game against Oregon on Apr. 17, 1999. Freshman Samantha Camuso, who added seven RBI of her own, crossed home plate five times to earn the top spot in that category for one game. Previously, 16 different Bruins had scored four runs in a game.
The Bruins jumped all over the Broncos from the start with a six-run first. Camuso drove in her first two runs on a single to plate freshman Katie Schroeder and senior Ashley Herrera, who both reached on singles. One batter later, Kamekona recorded her first two RBI on a double to score sophomore Megan Langenfeld and Camuso to make it 4-0. Junior Jennifer Schroeder followed with a single up the middle to plate Kamekona to make it 5-0, and one batter later, Katie Schroeder singled in freshman pinch-runner Amy Crawford for the Bruins sixth run.
In the bottom of the second, UCLA added six more. After back-to-back singles by senior Krista Colburn and Langenfeld to lead off the inning, Camuso singled up the middle to score Colburn and make it 7-0. After freshman GiOnna DiSalvatore reached on a fielder's choice to load the bases, Kamekona cleared the bags with a double to put the Bruins into double figures at 10-0. Two batters later, Katie Schroeder doubled to left to plate Kamekona and her sister Jennifer to give UCLA a dozen runs.
The Bruins nearly equaled their run total from the first two innings in the third, scoring 11, the third-most runs scored in one inning in UCLA history. Kamekona got the rally going with a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded to score freshman pinch-runner Lauren Mirabal. Camuso then made it 14-0, scoring when Jennifer Schroeder reached on an error. One batter later, Katie Schroeder plated DiSalvatore on a single to right, and after Herrera was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Colburn drove in both Schroeders and Herrera to put the UCLA lead at 18-0. A two-run homer by Langenfeld made it 20-0 and the Bruins' advantage stood at 21 following a single by Camuso and a run-scoring double by DiSalvatore. Kamekona then set the RBI record with a two-run bomb to left to put the Bruins ahead 23-0.
The Broncos (0-3) got on the board in the fourth on a two-out home run by Maggie Godfrey, but the Bruins added four more in the bottom of the frame on one swing of the bat. With Katie Schroeder, Colburn and Langenfeld on base, Camuso hit her second home run of the season over the left-center field fence to make it 27-1.
Senior Anjelica Selden tossed the first three innings and allowed just one baserunner on a hit by pitch, striking out six. Sophomore Whitney Baker threw the final two frames, allowing the home run and a walk with three strikeouts.
Offensively, Camuso and Katie Schroeder each had four hits, with Schroeder adding four runs batted in. Also posting multi-hit games were DiSalvatore and Kamekona with three each and Colburn, Herrera, Langenfeld and Jennifer Schroeder with two apiece.
In game two, the Bruins got out to a 2-0 lead after the bottom of the first. Katie Schroeder led off with a single and Herrera moved her over on a sacrifice bunt. After a Colburn walk and Langenfeld single loaded the bases, UC Santa Barbara issued two straight bases-loaded walks to Camuso and DiSalvatore for the game's first runs.
The Gauchos (1-3) got one back in the second when Tiffany Wright doubled and Tisha Duran singled her in to make it 2-1. In the third, UCSB took the lead with two runs, with both coming in on a Bruin throwing error. The Gauchos extended their lead with two more in the sixth. Jessica Beristianos walked, and one out later, moved to second on a single by Ericka Hansen. After Nicole Churnock moved both runners over on a groundout, Christine Ramos slapped a single to third to plate Beristianos, with Hansen also coming around to score on a UCLA error to put the Gauchos up 5-2.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Bruins evened it with three runs. Herrera led off with a single and moved to second on a grounder by Colburn. A walk to Langenfeld put runners at the corners, but she was erased on a fielder's choice groundout by Camuso for the second out of the inning. But on the first pitch of the next at-bat, DiSalvatore launched a three-run shot to right for her first collegiate homer to tie things at five.
Despite starting with a runner at second base via the international tiebreaker rule in the top of the eighth, the Gauchos were held off the scoreboard. Kamekona began the Bruin half of the inning at second and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jennifer Schroeder. Then on another first pitch, Shull homered to straightaway center to win it 7-5.
Freshman Donna Kerr pitched all eight innings for UCLA, allowing two earned runs, eight hits and one walk with five strikeouts. DiSalvatore finished with a 3-for-3, four RBI effort, while Langenfeld also added a two-hit game.
The Bruins finish up play at the Winsberg Tournament on Sunday when they face #5 Oklahoma at 9:30 a.m. Live audio and Gametracker will be available at UCLABruins.com.