Bruin Bats Bully Beavers
May 10, 2008
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The third-ranked Bruins pounded out 10 hits for the second straight game, as junior Amanda Kamekona and freshmen GiOnna DiSalvatore and Katie Schroeder each had multiple-hit contests to lead UCLA to a 5-1 victory over Oregon State on Saturday at the OSU Softball Complex.
The Bruins finish the regular season with a 45-7 overall record and a 17-4 mark in Pac-10 play. UCLA finds out where its postseason journey begins on Sunday when the NCAA softball selection show airs on ESPNU at 7 p.m. Oregon State concludes its year at 28-31 and 6-15 in league play.
Senior Anjelica Selden moved to 24-3 in the circle with the victory, striking out eight and allowing three hits, one run and two walks in a complete-game effort.
For the second straight game, DiSalvatore went 3-for-4, driving in a pair of runs. Kamekona and Schroeder also added two-hit contests.
UCLA scored in its first at-bat for the 26th time this season to remain a perfect 26-0 when accomplishing the feat. Katie Schroeder led off with a single up the middle and senior Krista Colburn drew a walk to put two on base. One out later, sophomore Megan Langenfeld singled up the middle to plate Schroeder and give the Bruins a 1-0 lead.
The Bruins added another run in the top of the third. Colburn blooped a one-out single to right and came around to score on Kamekona's team-leading 16th double of the season to right-center to make it 2-0. The two-bagger for Kamekona puts her in a tie for fourth on UCLA's single-season doubles list and extended her hitting streak to 11 games.
The Beavers trimmed the deficit to one with a run in the bottom of the third. Alana Ford drew a one-out walk, stole second and scored on a single up the middle by Paige Lowe to make it 2-1.
UCLA got the run back in the fourth. With one out, junior Jennifer Schroeder singled through the left side and was pinch-run for by freshman Lauren Mirabal, who moved to second on a passed ball and to third on a ground out by senior Ashley Herrera. Katie Schroeder then came through with the two-out hit, doubling to the left-center field gap to plate Mirabal and increase the Bruins' lead to 3-1.
The Bruins extended their lead in the sixth with two more runs. With one out, Katie Schroeder walked and stole second. Oregon State's Kelly Dyer recorded the second out of the inning, but then allowed a single to left to Kamekona and walked Langenfeld intentionally to load the bases. DiSalvatore made the Beavers pay for the intentional walk, doubling to right-center to score Schroeder and Kamekona to make it a 5-1 game.
Dyer went the distance for the Beavers, allowing five runs, 10 hits and three walks with two strikeouts.
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