Bruins Walk Off With Win on Camuso's Game-Winner in the Eighth
March 9, 2008
LAKEWOOD, Calif. - Freshman Samantha Camuso doubled in freshman Grace Murray with the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth and senior Anjelica Selden struck out 11, as the second-ranked Bruins knocked off Long Beach State 1-0 on Sunday at the Long Beach State Invitational at Mayfair Park.
The Bruins improve to 25-2 with their 19th straight victory, while the 49ers fall to 15-8.
Selden scattered six hits and two walks to improve to 12-1 on the season and has not allowed a run in her last 26 innings. Freshman Katie Schroeder went 3-for-4 at the plate, as the Bruins had seven hits.
With the international tiebreaker starting in the eighth, Long Beach started with Ashley Weber at second base and she was moved to third on a sacrifice by Whitney Radcliff. After Selden fanned Franciska Morlet for the second out and walked Jessica Beaver, Brianna Goad bounced one back to the circle to send it to the bottom of the inning.
In the bottom of the eighth, Murray was placed on second to start off. After sophomore Megan Langenfeld was walked intentionally, Camuso doubled to deep right to plate Murray and give the Bruins the walk-off win.
In the second, Long Beach State had runners at second and first with no outs after Jennifer Griffin was hit by a pitch and Brooke LeSage reached on a bunt single. But Danielle Linke lined out to shortstop Monica Harrison, who doubled up Griffin at second for the double play, while LeSage was caught stealing during the next at-bat to end the inning.
The 49ers had two more on in the fifth on a one-out double by LeSage and a two-out infield single by Weber, but Selden retired Radcliff on a pop-up to third to keep the game scoreless.
The Bruins had one runner on in each of the first four innings and had a great chance to break the stalemate in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, sophomore Julie Burney and Schroeder singled and one out later, senior Krista Colburn walked to load the bases. However, Turner got freshman GiOnna DiSalvatore on a fly out to center to neutralize the threat.
A heads-up play by Harrison thwarted another Long Beach threat in the sixth. Jonae Perez walked to start off and was pinch-run for by Morlet. Beaver moved Morlet to second on a sacrifice, but Goad flied out to center for the second out. Lacy Tyler followed with a chopper that glanced off Selden and caromed to Harrison, who faked a throw to first and fired to third to catch a straying Morlet off the bag for the final out of the inning.
In the seventh, UCLA rallied with two outs on a double by junior Amanda Kamekona and a walk to Colburn, but Turner retired DiSalvatore on a groundout to short to send the game to extra innings.
Turner allowed the unearned run, seven hits and four walks in seven-plus innings with three strikeouts. LeSage had two hits for the 49ers.
The Bruins host a pair of Big West Conference foes next week before taking a 12-day break for winter quarter finals. UCLA faces Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Cal State Northridge on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Easton Stadium.