Selden Earns Career Win #100 in Bruins' 2-1 Victory At Washington
April 18, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. - Senior Anjelica Selden struck out 14 and became the 34th Division I pitcher to post 100 career victories, as the fourth-ranked Bruins defeated #20 Washington 2-1 on Friday at Husky Softball Stadium.
The Bruins improve to 36-6 overall and 9-2 in Pac-10 play, while the Huskies fall to 25-15-1 and 4-6 in league action.
Selden moved to 19-3 on the season and 100-35 in her career. She allowed an unearned run, three hits and one walk.
Despite the cold weather with temperatures in the mid 40's, the UCLA bats were hot from the start, posting seven singles and two walks in the first three innings. But Washington starter Aleah Macon turned away the Bruins in the first and the second to keep the game scoreless.
In the third after both teams braved a 30-minute rain and hail delay in the bottom of the second, the Bruins broke through with a four-hit inning, scoring the game's first run. Schroeder led off by slapping a single to short. Colburn then laid down a bunt in an attempt to move Schroeder over, but Macon fielded the ball and had nobody to throw to at first, allowing Colburn to reach on an infield single. One out later, sophomore Megan Langenfeld singled through the left side to load the bases and DiSalvatore singled off Macon's glove to bring in Schroeder and make it 1-0. UCLA couldn't break the game open though, leaving the bases loaded.
The Bruins tacked on another run in the fifth. With one out, junior Amanda Kamekona launched her team-leading eighth home run of the season to left field to make it 2-0.
Selden retired nine in a row after giving up a leadoff single in the second, but had that streak snapped to begin the bottom of the fifth when she hit Dani Stuart, who was taken out of the game for pinch-runner Jessica Ventoza. Alyson McWherter then laid down a sacrifice bunt to the right side, but DiSalvatore's throw to second went into center field, allowing Ventoza to score all the way from first to make it 2-1. McWherter stood at second with nobody out, but Selden struck out Amanda Fleischman, Marnie Koziol and Jace Williams to end the threat.
In the seventh, Selden allowed a bunt single to Bailey Stenson to start things off, but again used the strikeout to thwart the Huskies' attack. The senior fanned Stuart, McWherter and Fleischman to end the game and earn her 100th career victory.
Stenson had two of the Huskies' three hits. Macon went the distance for Washington, allowing two runs, 10 hits and three walks with six strikeouts.
The Bruins finish up play against the Huskies in Seattle on Saturday at 2 p.m. Gametracker will be available at UCLABruins.com, while live audio and video will be available at GoHuskies.com.