#1 UCLA Blanks Huskies
April 14, 2006
SEATTLE-- The top-ranked UCLA Bruins defeated No. 14 Washington, 6-0, Friday at Husky Softball Stadium. The win lifts UCLA to a 34-3 record and 6-1 mark in the Pac-10, while the Huskies dip to 28-13 overall and 2-5 in conference play.
The game was broadcast by FSN and will air Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
UCLA threw sophomore ace Anjelica Selden who picked up her 20th win of the season and her 20th complete game. While she did hold Washington to just four hits, she set a personal season low with just six strikeouts.
Two of Washington's hits came from freshman Brooke Woodward who was making her first start in a Pac-10 game. Serving as the designated player, Woodward hit a two-out single in the second inning and a lead off single in the fifth inning. Unfortunately, Washington had just one runner in scoring position all day, when Dominique Lastrapes singled in the third inning and stole second base.
The Bruins jumped out to the 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning with a home run by Jodie Legaspi. The shot to left centerfield marked her 10th home run of the season.
UCLA added another run in the third frame on two hits. Tara Henry led off with an infield single and stole second base. Krista Colburn then doubled to the right field wall to score Henry to put the Bruins on top, 2-0.
UCLA pulled away in the fifth with a three-run inning. Andrea Duran led off with a single down the left field line and stole second base. Colburn sacrifice her to third and Duran scored on a single by Benyi. Legaspi and Lisa Dodd drew back-to-back full count walks and two runs scored on a single by Whitney Holum to centerfield.
The Bruins scored their final run in the sixth inning with an RBI-double by Benyi.
Selden earned the win as she scattered four hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
Sophomore Caitlin Noble (12-5) took the loss as she allowed six runs on eight hits with three walks and five strikeouts. The six runs tied Washington's season high for most runs allowed and was double the number of runs Noble had given up in a Pac-10 game this season.
Washington will get another crack at the Bruins on Saturday when the teams close out the weekend series with a 2 p.m. game. The game will be broadcast by KKNW 1150 AM and can be accessed online at www.gohuskies.com.
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