Selden Silences Oregon Bats in 3-1 Victory
May 8, 2008
EUGENE, Ore. - Senior Anjelica Selden fanned 13 in a one-hitter to improve to 23-3 on the season, as the third-ranked Bruins completed a season sweep of Oregon with a 3-1 win on Thursday at Howe Field.
The Bruins improve to 44-6 overall and 16-3 in Pac-10 play, while the Ducks fall to 32-25 and 4-14 in league action.
Selden allowed just a fourth-inning home run and one walk in her team-leading 21st complete game of the season. The senior hurled her 11th double-figure strikeout game of the season and the 65th of her career, fanning the side in both the third and sixth innings.
It was pitcher's duel early on, as Selden didn't allow a hit for the first three innings and Oregon's Alicia Cook was perfect through the three. Senior Krista Colburn reached on an error to start the fourth for the Bruins' first base runner, but Cook maintained the no-hitter through the end of the inning.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Ducks got their first run and hit of the game when Lovena Chaput launched a first-pitch home run off the right-field scoreboard with one out.
The Bruins got the run back in the top of the fifth. Freshman GiOnna DiSalvatore singled to right to lead off and freshman Samantha Camuso was plunked to put a pair aboard. Freshman Monica Harrison then sent a fly ball to center which was deep enough to move DiSalvatore to third and junior Jennifer Schroeder followed with an RBI ground out to short to bring in DiSalvatore and knot the game at one.
UCLA scored twice more in the sixth. Colburn walked to start things off. Senior Ashley Herrera then laid down a bunt in front of the plate which was fielded by catcher Ashley Kivett, but her throw to second baseman Cortney Kivett covering at first base was dropped, allowing Herrera to reach and Colburn to move to third. Junior Amanda Kamekona drove in Colburn on a double to right to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead.
After an intentional walk to sophomore Megan Langenfeld loaded the bases, DiSalvatore grounded a ball to short and Chaput came home with it to force Herrera for the first out of the inning. With the bases still full of Bruins, Camuso tapped one to third that ricocheted off Joanna Gail but bounced to Chaput, who forced Langenfeld at third. However, Kamekona scampered home on the play to increase the Bruins' advantage to 3-1.
Cook went the distance for the Ducks, allowing three hits, two runs and two walks with six strikeouts.
The Bruins head up to Corvallis to take on Oregon State for a two-game series. Friday's game begins at 3 p.m. and Saturday's starts at 12 p.m. Gametracker will be available on UCLABruins.com.