Bruins Complete Sweep Of Cardinal
April 25, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - The sixth-ranked UCLA Bruins scored 10 runs on 12 hits to defeat the No. 10 Stanford Cardinal, 10-1, in six innings, Sunday, at Smith Family Stadium. The Cardinal drops to 4-8 in the Pac-10 and 30-12 overall, while the Bruins improve their record to 7-5 in the conference and 33-9 on the year.
Freshman Jenna Rich earned the start in the circle for Stanford. The rookie gave up six runs on six hits in 1.2 innings to fall to 2-2 on the season. Junior Ashley Chinn threw 4.1 innings for the Cardinal, tallying six strikeouts while giving up four runs on six hits. UCLA's Megan Langenfeld earned the win, improving to 5-1 on the year.
UCLA jumped out to a big 6-0 lead in the top of the second inning. The Bruins scored four of their runs with two outs, which was capped off by a three-run shot by Langenfeld.
The Cardinal avoided the shutout, getting on the board in the bottom of the second. With the bases loaded and one out, Haber grounded out to the second baseman, but tallied the RBI as pinch runner Teagan Gerhart crossed the plate.
Becerra registered a double to left field off of Langenfeld in the bottom of the fourth inning. It marked the first hit given up by the UCLA pitcher in Pac-10 play.
After holding UCLA scoreless for three innings, the Bruins led off the sixth with a solo home run by Langenfeld. UCLA added three more runs in the inning to put the run-rule in effect.
Up next, Stanford hosts San Jose State, Tuesday, Apr. 27, for a 6 p.m. non-conference game. The Cardinal will resume Pac-10 play, Friday, Apr. 30, against the Arizona State Sun Devils at 7 p.m. from Smith Family Stadium. Game two of the three-game conference series is scheduled for Saturday, May 1 at 1 p.m., with the finale on Sunday, May 2 at Noon.