#4 Bruins Post 40th Victory of the Season in 1-0 Win at #7 Stanford
April 26, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Behind a combined five-hit shutout by freshman Donna Kerr and sophomore Megan Langenfeld, the fourth-ranked Bruins picked up their 40th win of the season with a 1-0 victory over #7 Stanford on Saturday at Smith Family Stadium. Freshman Samantha Camuso went 2-for-3, driving in the game-winning run on a double in the fourth inning.
The Bruins (40-5) move to 12-2 in Pac-10 play, while the Cardinal fall to 42-9 and 7-7 in league action.
Kerr improved to 14-2 on the season, allowing five hits and no walks in 4 2/3 innings with three strikeouts. Langenfeld set a UCLA single-season record with her fifth save of the year, throwing 2 1/3 innings of hitless relief. She walked one and struck out three.
UCLA got the only run it would need in the fourth inning. Freshman GiOnna DiSalvatore roped a one-out double to right-center and Camuso followed with a double of her own to the same spot to put the Bruins ahead 1-0.
The Cardinal had their chances, but squandered numerous opportunities, leaving eight on base. Stanford stranded two each in the first, second and fifth. In all three frames, the Bruins retired the first two batters of the inning before the Cardinal got a pair of runners aboard. But Stanford was turned away all three times.
Missy Penna was the tough-luck loser for Stanford, giving up six hits, one run and one walk with four strikeouts. Erin Howe had two of the Cardinal's five hits.
The Bruins close out their eight-game Pac-10 road trip on Sunday when they host the Cardinal at 12 p.m. Gametracker will be available at UCLABruins.com and live video will be available at GoStanford.com.