Fourth-Ranked Bruins Speed Past Roadrunners
Feb. 27, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Freshman Samantha Camuso went 3-for-3 and Bakersfield native Megan Langenfeld added two more singles, with the sophomore teaming up with freshman Donna Kerr on a two-hitter in the circle, as the fourth-ranked Bruins defeated Cal State Bakersfield 3-0 on Wednesday at Easton Stadium.
UCLA improves to 14-2 with the victory, winning its eighth in a row, while the Roadrunners fall to 6-6.
The Bruins improved to 12-0 this season when scoring in their first at-bat, bringing in a pair in the bottom of the first. Freshman Katie Schroeder led off with a single up the middle and advanced to second on a sacrifice by junior Amanda Kamekona. Senior Krista Colburn then hit a ground ball to second, but Cara Klein booted it, allowing Schroeder to score from second. After Colburn was erased when freshman GiOnna DiSalvatore reached on a fielder's choice grounder, Langenfeld and Camuso had back-to-back singles to load the bases. Junior Jennifer Schroeder followed with a single to right to plate DiSalvatore and make it 2-0 UCLA.
In the sixth, UCLA tacked on another run to go up 3-0. Camuso singled up the middle and moved to second on a sacrifice by sophomore Kaila Shull. Freshman Lauren Mirabal was inserted in the game at second for Camuso, moved to third on a groundout by sophomore Julie Burney and scored on a single to right-center by freshman Monica Harrison.
Kerr and Langenfeld didn't allow a runner past first the entire game. Kerr went the first four innings in the circle, striking out three and allowing one hit and two walks. Langenfeld tossed the last three frames, giving up just one hit and striking out a batter.
Brittany Johnson pitched all six innings for Cal State Bakersfield, allowing three runs (one earned) and 10 hits.
The fourth-ranked Bruins head to San Diego to resume tournament play at the San Diego Classic this weekend. UCLA faces James Madison (2 p.m.) and San Diego (4:30 p.m.) on Friday at USD, Eastern Michigan (9 a.m.) and San Diego State (2 p.m.) on Saturday at SDSU and Saint Peter's on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at USD.