Bruin Softball Will Be Honored by the Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES - The UCLA Bruins women's softball team, which recently won the 2003 NCAA championship, will be hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and Senior Vice President Tommy Lasorda tomorrow night at Dodger Stadium and introduced on the field prior to the 7:10 game against the Kansas City Royals.
'It's an honor and privilege to host the UCLA softball team at Dodger Stadium to commemorate their national championship season,' Lasorda said. 'Winning is great, but the fashion in which they won, with their backs to the wall, makes it that much better. The character of the team is a tribute to Coach Sue Enquist and her assistant coaches.'
UCLA won its 10th softball National Championship last Monday when junior pitcher Keira Goerl tossed a nine-inning no-hitter in UCLA's 1-0 victory over California.
'We are thrilled to go to Dodger Stadium,' said head coach Sue Enquist. 'Bruin softball and the Dodgers have a lot in common ï¿½ tradition, talent and love for the game.'
UCLA finished the 2003 season with a record of 54-7. The Bruins became the second team in this 22-year history of the NCAA Softball Championship to lose its first game of the Women's College World Series and come back to win the title. UCLA won four elimination games in two days on its way to Monday's title game, defeating Louisiana-Lafayette and Washington on Saturday, then earning two victories over Texas in semifinal action on Sunday.
The Bruins had three players honored as members of the all-Women's College World Series team, including senior third baseman Tairia Mims, Pac-10 Player of the Year Natasha Watley and Most Outstanding Player Keira Goerl.
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