Bruin Homeruns Take Down Cardinal, 4-1
April 27, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - Two Bruin homeruns helped lift No. 4/4 UCLA to another win over the No. 7/7 Cardinal today, 4-1. A three-run blast in the first inning put the Cardinal at an early deficit, and UCLA held on to complete the season sweep.
Stanford drops to 42-10 overall and 7-8 in conference play, while UCLA improves to 41-5 and 13-2 in the Pac-10.
Missy Penna (30-9) pitched her tenth consecutive complete game in conference play, and struck out seven Bruins. Senior Anjelica Selden (20-3) claimed the win for the Bruins and also struck out seven in a three-hitter.
Junior Maddy Coon went 2-for-2 with two of the three Stanford hits. The Bruins led in the hit column, 10-3, with outfielder Samantha Camuso going 3-for-4 to lead the way.
UCLA established a lead right off the bat, scoring three runs in the top of the first off of a homerun by Megan Langenfeld. Krista Colburn was hit by a pitch, and was called safe at second on a grounder to shortstop by Amanda Kamekona. Langenfeld then stepped up to the plate and sliced Penna's 2-1 offering over the right field fence.
From there, Stanford held tight defensively, holding the Bruins to just one more run the rest of the game.
In the second inning, Stanford chipped away at the lead, using two of its three hits to score a run. Coon led off with a double off the wall in left field, and took third on a wild pitch by Selden. With two outs, sophomore Shannon Koplitz came through with a single down the left field line, and Coon scored easily from third.
In the seventh inning, Colburn belted a solo homerun over the left field fence to round out the UCLA runs.
Stanford will head north to Oregon next weekend, meeting Oregon and Oregon State for three contests in Eugene and Corvallis. The Cardinal begins the series on Friday at 4 p.m., looking to complete a season sweep of the Ducks at Howe Field.