10th-Ranked Bruins Drop Weekend Finale to #5 Oklahoma
Feb. 10, 2008
LOS ANGELES - The 10th-ranked Bruins dropped their final game at this weekend's Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament to #5 Oklahoma 7-0 on Sunday at Easton Stadium. Senior Anjelica Selden struck out nine in six innings, as UCLA finished the tournament with a 4-1 record.
The Sooners (3-2), playing as the designated home team, got off to a quick 1-0 lead with a run in the first. Krystle Huey led off and struck out, but reached first base on a wild pitch. Savannah Long followed with a double and Amber Flores was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Samantha Ricketts got Oklahoma on the board, plating Huey on a groundout to second to make it 1-0.
In the third, Oklahoma added two unearned runs. Long reached on a one-out error, and on the next batter, scored when Flores singled and advanced to third on another Bruin miscue. One out later, Susan Ogden doubled in Flores to put the Sooners up 3-0.
In the fifth, Long was hit by a pitch to lead things off, and one out later, moved to second on a single by Ricketts. After Selden struck out Ogden for the second out of the inning, Dickenson was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Lindsey Vandever followed with a single up the middle to plate Long and pinch-runner Dani Dobbs to make it a 5-0 game.
The Sooners tacked on two more in the sixth. Huey recorded a one-out single, and one batter later, came home on a double down the left-field line by Flores. Flores moved up to third on the throw home and then scored during the next at-bat on a wild pitch.
The Bruins best chance to score came in the second when they mounted a two-out rally on a walk to freshman GiOnna DiSalvatore, a double by junior Amanda Kamekona and a hit by pitch of junior Jennifer Schroeder to load the bases. But D.J. Mathis ended the threat with a strikeout and was never threatened again, limiting the Bruins to two base runners the remainder of the game. Mathis struck out eight and allowed just three hits and a walk in the complete-game effort.
Along with her nine strikeouts, Selden allowed seven runs (five earned) and eight hits in six innings. Camuso, Kamekona and Langenfeld each had hits for the Bruins.
Flores posted two hits for the Sooners, while the top three batters in the lineup each scored twice.
The Bruins resume preseason tournament action next weekend when they travel to the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas. UCLA faces 21st-ranked Missouri (9 a.m.) and South Carolina (11:15 a.m.) on Friday and Illinois (6 p.m.) and Portland State (8:15 p.m.) on Saturday at UNLV's Eller Media Stadium. On Sunday, the Bruins move to Henderson, where they face Wisconsin at 11:15 a.m. at Stephanie Lynn Craig Park. All games will feature Gametracker on UCLABruins.com.
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