UCLA Offense Shut Down at Washington
April 29, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. - The second-ranked Bruins had just two baserunners on Wednesday on a walk and a hit by pitch, as Danielle Lawrie tossed a no-hitter in #4 Washington's 3-0 victory at Husky Softball Stadium.
The Bruins fall to 35-9 overall and 10-5 in Pac-10 play, while the Huskies improve to 36-9 and 9-6 in league action.
Junior Megan Langenfeld was the only Bruin to reach base, walking in the fourth and getting hit in the seventh. Lawrie fanned eight to become the first opposing pitcher to no-hit UCLA since May 9, 1998 (Arizona).
Langenfeld matched Lawrie pitch for pitch, but a costly fielding error by her defense in the fifth inning led to three unearned runs. The junior allowed three hits and two walks (one intentional) with three strikeouts, falling to 11-1 on the season.
In the bottom of the fifth, the first two Huskies reached on a single by Alicia Blake and a fielding error on senior second baseman Amanda Kamekona that allowed Morgan Stuart to reach base. Marnie Koziol, who was pinch-running for Blake, stole third and Stuart moved up to second on the throw down to third. Langenfeld still appeared she was going to get out the jam following a Niki Williams groundout and a Taylor Smith strikeout. The Bruins then pitched around Washington's top hitter, Ashley Charters, to face Kimi Pohlman with the bases loaded, but Pohlman doubled to left to bring home all three runners to make it 3-0.
Lawrie retired the first 11 batters she faced before the Langenfeld walk in the fourth. She then set down eight in a row before plunking Langenfeld in the seventh.
The Bruins open up a six-game homestand to end the regular season on Friday against Oregon at 1 p.m. Gametracker and live audio will be available on UCLABruins.com.