Third-Ranked Bruins Fall to Oregon State

May 9, 2008

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Freshman GiOnna DiSalvatore went 3-for-4 to record her team-leading 18th multiple-hit game of the season, but the third-ranked Bruins were stunned by Oregon State on Friday, falling 5-2 at the OSU Softball Complex.

The Bruins fall to 44-7 overall and 16-4 in league play, while the Beavers improve to 28-30 and 6-14 in Pac-10 action.

Junior Amanda Kamekona had one of UCLA's 10 hits to extend her hitting streak to 10 games. But the Bruins stranded 10 on base. All three Bruin pitchers saw action in the circle, with senior Anjelica Selden tossing the last 1 2/3 scoreless innings and giving up two hits while striking out a batter.

Oregon State jumped out to an early lead with a pair of runs in the first. Paige Lowe singled to center to start things off and Dani Chisholm reached on an error. Cambria Miranda then singled to left to plate Lowe and make it 1-0. Another single to left, this time by Audrey Roderfeld, scored Chisholm to put the Beavers up 2-0.

The Bruins cut the lead in half with a run in the second thanks to an Oregon State error. With one out, DiSalvatore doubled to center. One out later, freshman Monica Harrison lifted a fly ball to right, but it dropped in and out of the glove of Erin Guzy, allowing DiSalvatore to score to make it 2-1.

In the fourth, each team left the bases loaded. For the Bruins, sophomore Megan Langenfeld was hit by a pitch, DiSalvatore singled to right and freshman Samantha Camuso walked. However the next three batters grounded out to keep it a 2-1 game. In the bottom of the inning, a single by Paige Lowe, an intentional walk to Miranda and a hit by pitch of Roderfeld loaded them up for the Beavers, but Langenfeld retired Stefanie Ewing on a ground out to end the threat.

UCLA evened things in the fifth. Freshman Katie Schroeder led off with an infield single to second and was sacrificed to second by senior Krista Colburn. One out later, Langenfeld cashed in Schroeder on a double to the left-center field gap to knot the game at two.

The Beavers took the lead back though in the bottom of the inning. Guzy singled to right and was moved to second on a sacrifice by DeAnn Young. Alana Ford was then hit by a pitch and McKenna Lowe singled to third to load the bases for Paige Lowe, who singled to left to bring in Guzy and Ford to put Oregon State back on top 4-2. The Beavers made it 5-2 when Chisholm lifted a scoring fly ball to right to plate McKenna Lowe.

The Bruins had a chance at tying the game in the seventh. With one out, Kamekona singled to right and moved to second on a grounder by Langenfeld. DiSalvatore then singled up the middle to plate Kamekona to make it a 5-3. Camuso followed with another single, but Kelly Dyer retired Harrison on a fly out to right to end the game.

Dyer allowed three runs (two earned), 10 hits and one walk with one strikeout in seven innings. Guzy and Paige Lowe each had three-hit contests for the Beavers.

The Bruins close out the regular season on Saturday with a 12 p.m. contest against the Beavers. Gametracker will be available at UCLA then finds out on Sunday where its postseason journey begins with the NCAA selection show airing at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.