No. 4/4 UCLA Edges No. 7/7 Cardinal, 1-0
April 26, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - Back-to-back Bruin doubles in the fourth inning lifted UCLA over Stanford today, 1-0, at Smith Family Stadium. The Cardinal registered five hits but left eight runners aboard and was shut out for just the fourth time this year.
The Cardinal falls to 42-9 overall and 7-7 in conference play, while UCLA improves to 40-5 and 12-2 in the Pac-10.
Stanford pitcher Missy Penna (30-8) pitched her ninth consecutive complete game in conference action. The junior struck out four and allowed just the one UCLA run. Bruin starter Donna Kerr (14-2) struck out three and combined with Megan Langenfeld for the team's 19th shutout.
The Cardinal registered five hits in the game to UCLA's six, and was outhit for the ninth time this year. Senior Erin Howe went 2-for-3 to lead Stanford, while Samantha Camuso led the Bruins with two hits and the game-winning RBI.
UCLA used back-to-back doubles to score the game-winner in the top of the fourth. With one out, first baseman GiOnna DiSalvatore ripped a double to right center. Camuso followed with another double to the same spot four pitches later and DiSalvatore scored easily on the play.
Stanford will close out the home season tomorrow, taking on UCLA again at noon. Playing their last regular-season game at Smith Family Stadium, the Cardinal's five seniors will be honored prior to the game.