Bruin Softball Defeats Cal, 3-1
April 2, 2006
LOS ANGELES - A solo home run and a two-RBI double from sophomore Krista Colburn provided all the runs UCLA would need on Sunday afternoon at Easton Stadium, as the Bruins (30-3, 2-1 Pac-10) defeated California by a score of 3-1. Sophomore pitcher Anjelica Selden recorded her 700th career strikeout in the win.
Colburn got the Bruins on the board early with a one-out solo home run in the bottom of the first inning, her fourth of the year. In the bottom of the second, Jaisa Creps led off with a single and went to second on a wild pitch before Andrea Duran drew a two-out walk, setting up Colburn for her fourth triple of the season, a ground ball just fair down the right field line, to score both Creps and Duran to give UCLA the 3-1 lead.
That was more than enough offense for Selden, who recorded her 700th career strikeout when Gina Leomiti became the fifth strikeout victim of the day to lead off the fifth inning. She finished the day with eight K's on the day for 703 in her career, ranking sixth in UCLA softball history.
UCLA completes the opening weekend of conference play with a 2-1 Pac-10 record. The Bruins and Golden Bears are in a three-way tie for first place in the conference standings with Arizona State, who went 1-0 in their only completed game of the weekend.
The Bruins return to action on Friday night at ASU with a scheduled 7 pm first pitch before traveling to Tucson, Ariz., for a weekend set against Arizona.