Bruins Take Care of Beavers in Pac-10 Opener
March 28, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Senior Krista Colburn and freshman GiOnna DiSalvatore each went 2-for-3 and sophomore Megan Langenfeld drove in a pair of runs, teaming up with senior Anjelica Selden on a two-hitter in the circle, as the top-ranked Bruins began Pac-10 Conference play with a 3-0 victory over Oregon State at Easton Stadium on Friday.
The Bruins improve to 29-3 overall, while the Beavers fall to 21-15.
Colburn's second hit of the game, a double in the fifth inning, moved her into select company, as she became the 20th player to record 200 hits at UCLA.
Selden started and moved to 14-2 on the season, allowing only an infield single to McKenna Lowe to lead off the fourth inning. The senior struck out eight and retired the first nine batters of the game, as well as the final nine hitters she faced after surrendering the hit to Lowe. Langenfeld pitched the seventh to earn her second save of the season, only giving up an infield single to Cambria Miranda to begin the inning.
After 2 1/2 scoreless innings, the Bruins got on the board in the bottom of the third. Junior Jennifer Schroeder walked and was pinch-run for by freshman Lauren Mirabal, while freshman Katie Schroeder also drew a free pass to put runners at second and first. After junior Amanda Kamekona moved both runners over on a sacrifice bunt, Colburn tapped a ball to shortstop. However, Paige Lowe gunned down Mirabal at the plate to keep the game scoreless.
DiSalvatore kept the inning going with an infield single to load the bases and Langenfeld came through, singling to left to score Katie Schroeder and Colburn to put the Bruins ahead 2-0.
In the sixth, the Bruins added an insurance run. With one out, freshman Samantha Camuso hit a ball off the top of the right-field wall which scooted into the corner, with Camuso stopping at third with a triple. On the very next pitch, freshman Monica Harrison lifted a fly ball to center field. Camuso tagged up and just avoided the tag of catcher Audrey Roderfeld to make it 3-0.
Kelly Dyer went the distance for the Beavers, allowing three runs, eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
The Bruins continue their seven-game homestand on Saturday when they host Oregon at 3 p.m. Live audio and Gametracker will be available at UCLABruins.com.