Seven-Run Third Propels #7 UCLA to 10-6 Win Over Oregon State
April 18, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Five Bruins posted multiple-hit games, including juniors GiOnna DiSalvatore and Monica Harrison and sophomore Andrea Harrison, who each added two RBI, as #7 UCLA completed a three-game sweep with a 10-6 victory over Oregon State on Sunday at the OSU Softball Complex.
The Bruins improve to 30-9 overall and 4-5 in Pac-10 play, while the Beavers fall to 21-21 and 2-7 in league action.
Senior Megan Langenfeld and sophomore Dani Yudin also had two-hit contests, while sophomore Samantha Camuso drove in a pair of runs, as UCLA scored seven of its 10 runs with two outs. Junior Donna Kerr (15-5) went the distance in the circle, striking out eight and allowing six runs (five earned), nine hits and four walks. She struck out two in the first and fourth and retired the side in order in the seventh.
UCLA scored twice in the second to take an early lead. Yudin walked and was pinch-run for by junior Grace Murray, who moved to second on a walk to senior Julie Burney. Camuso followed with a single up the middle to plate Murray to make it 1-0. Two outs later, DiSalvatore singled to left to bring home Burney to make it 2-0.
Oregon State rallied with four in the bottom of the second. With one out, Ally Kutz singled to left and moved to third on a double to left-center by Maggie Doremus. Kelly Dyer then doubled to center to score both runners to tie the game at two. Dani Chisholm followed by reaching on an error, which allowed Dyer to score, while Ashley Sanchez doubled to left-center to bring in Chisholm to put the Beavers ahead 4-2.
The Bruins got the runs back and then some in the third. UCLA loaded the bases to start the inning on a single by Andrea Harrison, a double to left by Yudin and a walk to Burney. Camuso then tapped a ball to short, with Burney getting forced at second, but Harrison scored to make it 4-3. With runners at the corners, senior Kaila Shull lifted a scoring fly ball to left to drive in Yudin to tie the game at four.
After Bates walked to put a pair on base, DiSalvatore singled to left to plate sophomore Marti Reed, who was running for Camuso, to give the Bruins a 5-4 lead. Bates moved to third and DiSalvatore advanced to second on a fielding error in left and both came home on a single to left by Monica Harrison to increase the margin to 7-4. The Bruins weren't done though with their two-out rally, as Langenfeld singled to left and Andrea Harrison doubled to center to plate a pair of runs to make it 9-4.
The Beavers came back with a run in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Marina Demore that scored Lea Cavestany, who reached on a hit by pitch to start the inning. In the fifth, Demore walked and came in one batter later on a double to left by Doremus to cut the deficit to 9-6.
UCLA added an insurance run in the seventh. Monica Harrison singled to left to open the inning, moved to second on a Langenfeld sacrifice, advanced to third on a groundout by Andrea Harrison and scored on a single up the middle by Yudin to give the Bruins their 10th run.
The Bruins continue their road trip next weekend at Stanford. Game times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m. Gametracker and live audio will be available at UCLABruins.com.