Top-Ranked UCLA Finds Its Bats in 12-0 Rout of Oregon
March 30, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Sophomore Julie Burney and freshman Monica Harrison each drove in three runs, while sophomore Megan Langenfeld and freshman Samantha Camuso both had two RBI, as the top-ranked Bruins moved to 3-0 in the Pac-10 with a 12-0 victory over Oregon on Sunday at Easton Stadium.
The Bruins improve to 31-3 overall, while the Ducks fall to 25-13 and 0-2 in league play.
Burney, senior Krista Colburn and freshman Katie Schroeder each had two hits. Colburn scored three times, while Harrison, Langenfeld, Schroeder and freshman GiOnna DiSalvatore all touched home plate twice.
Senior Anjelica Selden moved to 15-2 on the season, throwing four shutout innings and fanning eight, surrendering five hits and one walk. Langenfeld pitched the final frame for the third straight game, striking out a batter and allowing one hit.
For the 21st time this season, UCLA scored in its first at-bat, remaining undefeated when doing so. Schroeder singled to right, stole second and moved to third on a single to right by Colburn. After Colburn stole second to move into scoring position, junior Amanda Kamekona walked to load the bases. Wildness then got the best of Oregon pitcher Alicia Cook, who walked DiSalvatore and Langenfeld to bring in two runs.
Brittany Rumfelt came in to replace Cook and retired the first batter she faced, as Camuso tapped a ball to first, with Carlyn Re coming home to force out Kamekona. Another fielder's choice ground out off the bat of Harrison forced Camuso at second, but DiSalvatore came in with the Bruins' third run. After Harrison stole second to put a pair of runners in scoring position, Burney drove her in, as well as Langenfeld, to make it 5-0 UCLA.
The Bruins added five more in the second. Schroeder led off with a walk and moved to second on a single to left by Colburn. Schroeder would be doubled up at second when Kamekona lined out to third for a double play, but UCLA staged a two-out rally to break the game open. DiSalvatore singled and Langenfeld walked to load the bases, while Camuso followed with another free pass to score Colburn and make it 6-0. Harrison then singled up the middle to score DiSalvatore and Langenfeld, and when the ball scooted past center fielder Neena Bryant to the warning track, Camuso came in to make it 9-0 with Harrison stopping at third. Burney got the Bruins into double figures, singling to left to score Harrison to increase the lead to 10-0.
Two more runs in the third brought the Bruins' total to an even dozen. Again leading off the inning, Schroeder was hit by a pitch and stole second. Colburn walked, and then one out later, DiSalvatore reached on an error by shortstop Lovena Chaput to load the bases. The lead went to 11-0 when Langenfeld drew a bases-loaded walk to plate Schroeder and Camuso put the Bruins up 12-0 on an infield single to shortstop to score Colburn.
The Ducks had a couple of chances to get on the board off Selden, but the senior kept the Bruins' ERA perfect for the weekend. In the first, Oregon had Courtney Kivett at third and Bryant at second after each player singled and stole a base. But Selden fanned Joanna Gail to end the inning.
In the fourth, Oregon loaded the bases on singles by Chaput, Blair Williamson and Ashley Kivett. However, Selden again used the strikeout to get out of the jam, punching out Kaitlin Vitek to keep the Ducks with the goose egg.
Cook came back in the game in the third and ended up pitching two innings, allowing seven runs, four hits and five walks with four strikeouts. Rumfelt gave up five runs (three earned), five hits and three walks with one strikeout in two innings. Bryant had two of the Ducks' six hits.
The Bruins continue their seven-game homestand on Wednesday when they host Washington at 2 p.m. at Easton Stadium. Live audio and Gametracker will be available at UCLABruins.com.