Bruin Offense Explodes Behind Langenfeld No-Hitter
April 11, 2009
LOS ANGELES - Junior Megan Langenfeld threw the 100th no-hitter in UCLA history and the Bruin offense exploded for 10 runs, 11 hits and a pair of home runs, as the seventh-ranked Bruins blanked #3 Washington for the second straight game 10-0 in five innings on Saturday at Easton Stadium.
The Bruins improve to 29-8 overall and 4-4 in Pac-10 play, while the Huskies fall to 31-7 and 4-4 in league action.
One day after giving up just one hit in 11 innings, Langenfeld did one better, allowing nothing in five frames. The junior retired the first 13 batters she faced before Taylor Smith reached on a fielding error with one out in the fifth inning. Langenfeld struck out a pair, both in the first inning. She didn't allow a ball out of the infield for the entire game. In two games this weekend, Langenfeld retired 47 of the 50 batters she faced. She allowed just one hit in 16 innings, striking out 10 and walking one.
UCLA scored four runs in the second and six in the fifth to invoke the mercy rule. In the second, senior Amanda Kamekona led off with a double to right, and one out later, junior Kaila Shull singled her in with a hit to right to make it 1-0. After junior Julie Burney was hit by a pitch to put two on base, freshman Dani Yudin cranked her third home run of the season to right to put the Bruins on top 4-0.
In the sixth, sophomore Katie Schroeder reached on a bunt single with one out. Freshman Andrea Harrison followed with a single to right, but Schroeder would get thrown out at third on the play. Langenfeld then singled to left and Kamekona doubled in her and Harrison to put the Bruins up 6-0. After sophomore GiOnna DiSalvatore was hit by a pitch, Shull singled to right to score Kamekona to make it 7-0. Burney then ended things, belting her sixth home run of the season to left to give the Bruins a 10-0 victory.
Kamekona went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI, while Schroeder and Shull each had two hit games. Shull scored twice and drove in a pair.
Jenna Clifton went the distance for the Huskies, allowing 10 runs and 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings with two strikeouts.
The Bruins take to the road for the next seven games, starting Friday at Oregon State at 3 p.m. UCLA then faces Oregon on Saturday at 1 p.m. and on Sunday at 12 p.m. Gametracker and live audio will be available for all three games at UCLABruins.com.
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