Fifth-Ranked Bruins Conclude Regular-Season Home Schedule Against #13 Cal
May 5, 2010
Friday, May 7
7 p.m. - #13/#15 California at #5/#6 UCLA
Saturday, May 8
6 p.m. - #13/#15 California at #5/#6 UCLA
Sunday, May 9
12 p.m. - #13/#15 California at #5/#6 UCLA
Gametracker and live audio for all games at UCLABruins.com
BRUINS WRAP UP REGULAR-SEASON HOME SKED VS. CAL
The fifth-ranked Bruins (36-9, 10-5 Pac-10) conclude their regular-season home schedule this weekend against #13 California (36-15, 6-9) at Easton Stadium. Game times are 7 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sunday. Seniors Julie Burney, Megan Langenfeld and Kaila Shull will be honored prior to Sunday's contest. Gametracker and live audio will be available at UCLABruins.com.
The Bruins finish the regular season at Arizona next weekend with a possible Pac-10 title on the line. Game times are 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday. All three contests will feature Gametracker and live audio at UCLABruins.com. On Sunday, ESPNU will air a one-hour NCAA Softball Selection Show at 7 p.m. PT.
BRUINS IN THE POLLS
UCLA remained at fifth in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll and sixth in the ESPN.com/USA Softball rankings for the second straight week. The Bruins gained nine points in the NFCA poll and eight points in the USA Softball rankings.
BRUINS ON THE WEB
Gametracker will be available for all UCLA softball games this season at UCLABruins.com. In addition, all Pac-10 and postseason contests will be broadcast on the UCLA website.
BRUINS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
The Bruins come into this week's play ranked second in the nation in batting average, hitting at a .340 clip. UCLA only trails Notre Dame, which leads the country with a .349 average. The Bruins are also in the national Top 15 in five other statistical categories, ranking sixth in slugging (.583), seventh in doubles per game (1.67), eighth in home runs per game (1.51), ninth in runs per game (6.87) and 12th in earned run average (1.67). Individually, senior Megan Langenfeld is in the Top 30 in nine statistical categories, ranking second in slugging (1.045) and on base percentage (.654), third in batting average (.517) and fourth in RBI per game (1.26). She is also 10th in homers per game (0.37), 18th in runs per game (1.06), 24th in walks (0.77), 26th in hit by pitches per game (0.29) and 27th with three saves. Sophomore Andrea Harrison is 23rd in doubles per game (0.33), 29th in home runs per game (0.31) and 37th in slugging (.752), senior Julie Burney is 39th in homers per game (0.29), sophomore Dani Yudin is 37th with three sacrifice flies and junior GiOnna DiSalvatore is 45th in doubles per game (0.31). In the circle, junior Donna Kerr is 23rd in fewest hits allowed per seven innings at 4.38.
MERCY MERCY ME
With two more mercy-rule victories on Saturday and Sunday against Oregon, the Bruins have posted 18 run-rule wins this year and are one shy of the school record for a single season. The 2001 UCLA squad won 19 games by mercy rule. The 2010 Bruins set a school record on Feb. 20 when they posted their fifth-straight, mercy-rule victory against UC Davis (8-0 in six innings). The streak began on Feb. 17 when UCLA swept both ends of a doubleheader at UC Santa Barbara by scores of 14-0 in five innings and 11-1 in six. On Feb. 19, the Bruins continued the streak with a 9-0, five-inning win against Cal State Northridge and an 8-0, five-inning triumph against Cal Poly. UCLA had recorded four-consecutive, mercy-rule wins on several occasions prior to setting the new mark.
The Bruins scored 31 runs in their three-game sweep of Oregon and 18 of them came with two outs. UCLA has scored 137 of its 309 runs with two outs for a 44.3 percentage. The Bruins have 123 two-out RBI, with an additional 14 runs coming across on errors, wild pitches or passed balls with two down. Senior Megan Langenfeld leads the team in two-out RBI, with 26 of her 44 runs batted in coming with two outs. Junior GiOnna DiSalvatore is second with 20, followed by senior Julie Burney and sophomore Andrea Harrison with 15 apiece.
Two Bruin seniors surpassed the 100-career RBI threshold last weekend. Kaila Shull passed the century mark on Friday with a two-run homer and now has 102 runs batted in. Julie Burney hit 100 on the nose with her two-run homer on Saturday. Burney's next game will be the 200th of her career ... junior Donna Kerr has surpassed a couple of milestones over the last two weekends, recording her 500th strikeout at Stanford and her 50th victory on Sunday against Oregon. With her next two outs, Kerr will move past the 400-innings pitched mark ... sophomore Andrea Harrison moved past the 100-career hit mark on Saturday and will pass 100 games played with two more starts ... Burney and senior Megan Langenfeld are going back and forth for the team home run lead and are also in the UCLA career Top 10 in the category. Langenfeld and Burney are both tied for ninth with 32 homers ... Langenfeld, who surpassed the 150-RBI mark on Friday, is two hits shy of 200, one run scored away from 100 and 1 2/3 innings pitched shy of 400. The senior, who is the all-time UCLA saves leader, also ranks in the Bruin Top 10 in on base percentage (2nd, .499), hit by pitches (2nd, 33), walks (3rd, 105), slugging (4th, .633), runs batted in (T-7th, 156) and batting average (9th, .373) ... if the season ended today, Langenfeld would tie Stacey Nuveman for the highest single-season slugging percentage in school history at 1.045. Nuveman posted her mark in 2002, which was also the highest single-season mark in NCAA history. However, Georgia Tech's Jen Yee will likely break Nuveman's record, as she holds a 1.303 slugging percentage. Getting back to Langenfeld, she would also post the second-highest output in on base percentage in UCLA history at .654 and the third-best batting average at .517. Nuveman holds both records from her 2002 campaign with a .529 average and a .665 on base percentage.
SCOUTING THE GOLDEN BEARS
California dropped two of three last weekend at home to Arizona, falling 8-0 and 4-2 in the first two games before winning 8-0 on Sunday. The Golden Bears, who play at Saint Mary's on Wednesday, are hitting just .227 during Pac-10 action with 18 home runs and 17 stolen bases, averaging 4.0 runs per game. Junior Valerie Arioto is hitting .359 with six home runs and 18 RBI in league play, sophomore Elia Reid is batting .353 with two homers, four RBI and three stolen bases and sophomore Jamia Reid is hitting .316 with four steals. In the circle, Arioto has a team-low 1.46 earned run average, a 4-3 record and 59 strikeouts in 62 1/3 innings during Pac-10. Freshman Jolene Henderson is 2-6 with a 3.57 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 47 innings. For the season, the Bears are batting .280 with 45 homers and 118 stolen bases, averaging 5.0 runs per game. Jamia Reid leads the team with a .385 average and 43 stolen bases, while Arioto is batting .376 and leads the squad with 16 homers and 51 RBI. Three others are also hitting over .300, including senior Shannon Thomas, who is second on the team with 28 stolen bases. Arioto holds a 1.28 ERA and an 18-7 record this season, striking out 237 in 174 2/3 innings. Henderson is 15-8 with a 1.59 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 150 innings.
THE MATCHUP: BRUINS V. GOLDEN BEARS
The Bruins lead the all-time series against the Golden Bears 76-21, but Cal won 2-of-3 last season. The Bears won in Berkeley by scores of 7-6 and 9-5 on March 28 and 29 before the Bruins rebounded with a 2-1 victory at Easton Stadium on May 7. UCLA has won three straight in Westwood against Cal and is 38-6 at home all-time, with the Bears' last victory coming on May 4, 2007 (3-1). Senior Megan Langenfeld has destroyed Cal hitting over her career, recording 16 hits in 24 at-bats for a .667 average to go with two home runs and 13 runs batted in. In the circle, she is 2-0 with a save, a 1.38 earned run average and 24 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings. Sophomores Samantha Camuso (4-for-9, .444) and Andrea Harrison (3-for-6, .500) have also had good past performances against California.
DANG LANG ... THE HITTER
Senior Megan Langenfeld posted a career-high five RBI on Friday and drove in seven runs in last weekend's sweep of Oregon to give her 44 runs batted in, which leads the team. Langenfeld is tops on the team with a .517 batting average, a 1.045 slugging percentage, 27 walks, 10 hit by pitches and a .654 on base percentage. She is also tied for first with 13 home runs, second with 37 runs scored and fourth with eight doubles. Langenfeld had two multiple-hit games on Friday and Sunday, posting a three-run double and a two-run single in the first game against the Ducks and a pair of RBI singles in the series finale. Two weeks ago, the senior was named Pac-10 and USA Softball National Player of the Week after posting four homers, eight RBI and six runs scored in a three-game sweep of Stanford. Langenfeld tied a career high with two homers and four RBI in the first and third contests against the Cardinal. The senior has 15 multiple-hit games this season, which ranks fourth on the team. She has produced five multi-hit games over the last three weekends, posting two hits against Oregon State (April 18) and Stanford (April 23 and 25), and has driven in multiple runs in four of those contests. Langenfeld is batting a team-best .438 during Pac-10 play with four homers and 16 RBI. Four of her multi-hit games have been three-hit affairs against Cal Poly (Feb. 19 and March 23), Portland State (Feb. 21) and Northwestern (Feb. 27). She drove in multiple runs in all of the games and homered in each contest except against Northwestern, posting four RBI in the February affair with Cal Poly and three RBI in the other three matchups. Langenfeld had five straight, multiple-hit games from Feb. 19-26. She has 13 multi-RBI games, which is tied for the team lead. Langenfeld has hitting streaks of eight (Feb. 19-27) and six (Feb. 13-17) games this season and has reached base in all but one game via either a hit, walk or hit by pitch. The senior has scored multiple runs in a game 10 times, including three apiece in both ends of a doubleheader at UCSB and at Stanford on April 23.
DANG LANG ... THE PITCHER
Langenfeld extended her scoreless streak in Pac-10 play to 16 1/3 innings, earning a win and a save for the second straight weekend against Oregon. Over the last three weekends, Langenfeld is 2-0 with two saves, allowing just eight hits and three walks while striking out nine in five conference appearances. She pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings on Friday against Oregon to pick up the win, giving up three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. On Sunday, Langenfeld tossed two hitless innings of relief for the save, striking out four and walking one. The senior also had a win and a save against Stanford. She struck out one in three hitless innings on April 24 to post a save and threw five scoreless frames the following day, giving up five hits and a walk while striking out two to record the win. Langenfeld's streak began on April 16 with a pair of 1-2-3 innings at Oregon State. On the season, she is 6-1 with three saves, a 0.83 earned run average and 41 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings. Her four victories during non-conference play came against Tennessee (Feb. 13), UC Davis (Feb. 20), Northwestern (Feb. 27) and Long Beach State (March 26). She pitched five shutout innings and struck out four against the Lady Vols and fanned a half dozen in six shutout frames against Davis. The senior also struck out six against Northwestern and fanned a season-best seven against Ohio State on Feb. 28. Langenfeld's most impressive performance this season may have come in back-to-back games on Feb. 14. The senior threw a career-high 13 innings in a hard-luck, 4-2 loss to Michigan. She allowed only one earned run and six hits while striking out six in a 182-pitch effort. Langenfeld threw 23 more pitches later in the day when she tossed a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts against Georgia for her first save of the season.
Sophomore Andrea Harrison earned her first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor after going 6-for-11 (.545) with four home runs and eight runs batted in during last weekend's sweep of Oregon. Harrison tied career highs with two homers and four RBI in both Saturday and Sunday's contests. She scored three times and equaled a personal best with three hits on Saturday and followed that up with a pair of two-run homers on Sunday. Harrison is tied for the team lead with 13 home runs and 14 doubles and is third with a .376 average and 40 runs batted in. She also ranks second in slugging (.752) and third in runs scored (30). The sophomore has 12 multi-RBI games, which is third on the team, with five of them coming during Pac-10 play. She had a pair of RBI in three straight games against Oregon State (April 18) and Stanford (April 23 and 24), homering in the April 24 contest. Harrison went 3-for-3 on April 23 against the Cardinal and also has two-hit games against Oregon State (April 16 and 18) and Arizona State (April 9) during Pac-10 play, homering against the Sun Devils. The sophomore has driven in runs in 13 of her last 17 games. Harrison is tied for the team lead with 17 multiple-hit contests and has at least a pair of hits in 11 of her last 21 contests. The sophomore has produced hitting streaks of 11 and 10 games this season. She hit .459 (17-for-37) during her 11-game streak, which ran from March 21 to April 10, with six home runs, 14 runs batted in, 10 runs scored and six multiple-hit games. Harrison had four home runs in a three-game span on March 28 and April 9. She went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a homer in the first game of a doubleheader at Loyola Marymount (March 28) and posted a pair of solo bombs, her first career, two-homer contest, in the nightcap. On April 9, the sophomore went 2-for-4 with another home run against Arizona State. Harrison plated three runs in the second game of a doubleheader against UNLV on March 27 and has added nine more contests with two RBI. The sophomore drove in runs in seven straight games from March 26 to April 10 (12 total). Harrison hit safely in 10 straight from Feb. 19-27, batting .417 (15-for-36) with six runs batted in and a pair of home runs. She has scored multiple runs in a game nine times this season.
Junior GiOnna DiSalvatore continues to flourish in the leadoff role, posting a trio of multiple-hit games last weekend, homering twice and driving in and scoring six runs. DiSalvatore went 7-for-11 (.636) against Oregon, going 3-for-4 on Friday, 2-for-3 with two RBI and a homer on Saturday and 2-for-4 with three runs scored, three RBI and another home run on Sunday. Since taking over the leadoff position on April 16, DiSalvatore is batting .500 (18-for-36) with three homers, 15 RBI, 11 runs scored, an .889 slugging percentage and a .538 on base percentage, posting hits in all nine games to equal a career-long hitting streak. For the season, she is second on the team with a .393 average, first with 40 runs scored and fourth with 39 runs batted in. DiSalvatore is also tied for first with 14 doubles, third with a .446 on base percentage and fifth with six home runs. The junior has seven multiple-hit games during her hitting streak, going 3-for-4 against Stanford (April 23) and adding two-hit affairs against Oregon State (April 16 and 18) and Stanford (April 25). She has also driven in at least one run in eight of the contests and multiple runs in five, knocking in three against Oregon State (April 16) and a pair in the other two matchups with the Beavers. DiSalvatore has three hitting streaks of at least seven games this season, reaching safely in seven in a row from March 23-28 and nine straight from Feb. 14-24. In the midst of her February streak, she put her name alongside Olympian Natasha Watley when she had nine consecutive hits. After posting a hit in her last at-bat against Georgia on Feb. 14, DiSalvatore went 7-for-7 in a doubleheader at UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 17. In game one, she went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and followed that up with a 4-for-4 effort in the nightcap with a career-high six runs batted in on a two-run double, an RBI double and a three-run homer. DiSalvatore ran her consecutive hits streak to nine with a first-inning RBI single against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 20), which tied her with Watley. She fell just one short of the school record of 10 consecutive hits held by Lisa Fernandez and Stacey Nuveman. For her efforts, DiSalvatore was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the third time in her career on Feb. 23, hitting .682 with 12 runs batted in and two homers in seven games. The junior has 17 multiple-hit games, which is tied for the team lead. She went 4-for-4 with three RBI, three runs and a homer against Portland State (Feb. 21) and added a three-hit contest with three runs scored against UNLV (March 27). DiSalvatore has 10 multi-RBI contests, which is fourth on the squad, recording three RBI and a home run against Texas (Feb. 26) and two RBI against Tennessee (Feb. 13) and Long Beach State (March 26). She has also scored multiple runs in a game nine times, including three runs on five occasions.
PAC-KING A PUNCH
Sophomore Dani Yudin has hits in 12 of the Bruins' 15 Pac-10 games and carries a .361 batting average into this weekend's series against Cal. Yudin is fourth on the team in average, tied for second with 20 walks and second with a .495 on base percentage, adding four home runs and 17 runs batted in. During Pac-10 play, she is hitting .421 (16-for-38) with three homers, eight RBI, nine runs scored and 11 walks. Yudin holds the third-highest batting average and on base percentage among conference players during league action. The sophomore had her career-high, eight-game hitting streak snapped on Saturday, but she posted a .579 average (11-for-19) during that stretch with four RBI, six runs scored and nine walks. Yudin produced her fifth multiple-hit game of the season on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a double against Oregon. She also has two-hit contests against Stanford (April 23), Oregon State (April 18), Washington (April 1) and Fresno State (March 5), driving in two against the Bulldogs. She hit her fourth homer of the year on April 24 at Stanford, driving in three with a two-run bomb and a sacrifice fly. Yudin also drove in a pair on a two-run homer on April 3 at Washington and hit a solo jack in the next game against Arizona State on April 9. Eight of her 17 runs batted in have come during Pac-10 play, including a game-winning RBI on April 1 at Washington. Yudin has scored runs in nine of her last 13 contests. The sophomore had RBI in each of her first three games of the season and hit her first homer of the year against UC Davis on Feb. 20.
Junior Donna Kerr earned her 50th-career victory on Sunday against Oregon, allowing one earned run over four innings with one strikeout. Kerr leads the Bruins in wins (17-5), strikeouts (149), innings pitched (126.1), appearances (26), games started (24), complete games (10), shutouts (6) and opponent batting average (.173), also holding a 2.11 earned run average. The junior tossed her second shutout of Pac-10 play on April 23 at Stanford, striking out eight and giving up just one hit. She retired eight in a row at one point, and after hitting a batter, set down the final seven of the game. The junior blanked Washington in the Pac-10 opener on April 1, striking out eight in a four-hitter. The shutout marked part of a stretch in which the junior didn't allow an earned run in 30 straight innings from March 23 to April 2. Kerr has been a part of 10 of the Bruins' 15 shutouts, including solo blankings against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 19), North Carolina (March 10), CSU Bakersfield (March 21) and Loyola Marymount (March 28). Kerr has struck out at least eight batters in 11 of her 24 starts, including a season-best 11 against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13) and Northridge. She also fanned 10 at Loyola Marymount, nine against Georgia (Feb. 14), Portland State (Feb. 21) and CSU Bakersfield and eight apiece against Fresno State (March 5), North Carolina and Oregon State (April 18). Kerr received the third Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week award of her career on Feb. 23 after tossing 13 scoreless innings with 23 strikeouts in wins over UCSB (Feb. 17), Cal State Northridge and Portland State. She allowed only one hit in all three of those appearances.
Freshman B.B. Bates recorded a pair of multiple-hit games on Friday and Saturday against Oregon and is third on the team with 16 multi-hit contests. Bates went 2-for-4 with an RBI single on Friday and 2-for-3 with a two-run double on Saturday, scoring a run in both contests. She is fifth on the team with a .342 batting average, adding two homers and 24 runs batted in. She is also fifth with 28 runs scored and first with six stolen bases. Bates posted her third, three-hit game of the year on April 25 at Stanford, going 3-for-4 with three RBI, which also marked her second, three-RBI contest. She had a two-run double and an RBI single in the series finale. Bates has hits in eight of her last 11, including two-hit contests against Arizona State (April 11) and Oregon State (April 17). She had a pair of three-hit affairs in the first game of doubleheaders against UNLV (March 27) and Loyola Marymount (March 28). Bates also had a pair of hits in the second game of both twinbills and has added two-hit contests against UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 17), Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 24), Colorado State (Feb. 26), Fresno State (March 5), Long Beach State (March 26) and in both games of a doubleheader at CSU Bakersfield on March 21. Bates had a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 21 to March 5, batting .387 (12-for-31) with eight runs batted in, four runs scored and a pair of homers. The freshman has driven in multiple runs in six games, knocking home three and hitting her first collegiate home run against Cal State Fullerton. She left the yard in her very next game and had two RBI against Colorado State. Bates also drove in a pair in the first game of a doubleheader against UNLV and the second game of a nightcap at LMU. The freshman has scored two runs in a game five times and had her first, two stolen-base contest against UC Davis on Feb. 20.
HOT BAT FOR THE HOT CORNER
Senior Julie Burney hit her 13th home run of the season on Saturday against Oregon to tie her for the team lead and has left the yard in each of the last four Pac-10 series. Burney went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI on Saturday and is hitting .313 with 41 runs batted in, which is second on the team. She is also third in slugging (.664) and tied for second in walks (20). Burney hit her first Pac-10 homer, a two-run shot, on April 9 against Arizona State. She left the yard twice the following weekend at Oregon State, belting a solo shot on April 16 and a two-run homer on April 17. The senior also hit a solo home run on April 24 at Stanford, going 2-for-3. Burney is tied for first on the team with 13 multiple-RBI games. Six of those contests came during her career-high, nine-game hitting streak (Feb. 14-24) in which she batted .538 (14-for-26) with five homers and 20 runs batted in. Burney drove in a run in each of the last eight games of her hitting streak. She had four RBI against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 20) and Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 24), recording her first career, two-homer contest against the Matadors. The senior has added three-RBI games against UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 17, Game 1), UC Davis (Feb. 20) and UNLV (March 27) and has driven in a pair against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13), UCSB (Feb. 17, Game 2), Northridge (Feb. 19), CSU Bakersfield (March 21) and Loyola Marymount (March 28). She left the yard for the first time this season in the first game of a doubleheader at UCSB and has also homered against Cal Poly (Feb. 19), UC Davis, North Carolina (March 10), Bakersfield and Loyola Marymount. Burney has seven multiple-hit games, going 3-for-3 against UCSB and Fullerton and posting two-hit contests against Northridge, Baylor (Feb. 27), UNLV, LMU and Stanford (April 24). Burney has scored multiple runs in a game four times, including three at Oregon State on April 16.
BAKER COOKING IN THE CIRCLE
Redshirt junior Whitney Baker won her third straight start on Saturday against Oregon, striking out a season-high six and allowing three hits and two runs in a five-inning victory. Baker is 3-1 on the year with a 2.23 earned run average and 16 strikeouts in 22 innings. The junior won her first game of the year on April 17 at Oregon State, tossing five shutout innings and fanning four while allowing only two hits and a walk. Baker retired the last seven Beavers she faced, as well as 13 of the last 14. In her next start on April 24 at Stanford, she struck out three and gave up three runs, five hits and two walks in four innings. Baker made her season debut against Arizona State on April 9. She retired all three batters she faced in the seventh inning, striking out one. The junior came back two days later to earn the start against the Sun Devils and tossed a complete game with two strikeouts, allowing two runs and eight hits. Baker, who has been ravaged by injuries throughout her 3 1/2 years as a Bruin, has played in just 35 games at UCLA.
Sophomore Samantha Camuso reached base in all three games last weekend and brings a .333 batting average into a three-game set against Cal. Camuso had hits in the Friday and Sunday contests and has produced at least one base knock in six of her last eight games. The sophomore is fourth on the team with eight home runs and 19 walks and fifth with 32 runs batted in. She hit her eighth home run of the season on April 23 at Stanford and went 2-for-3 in the series finale on April 25 for her 10th multiple-hit game of the season. Camuso posted three hits in the first game of a doubleheader at CSU Bakersfield on March 21 and also had two-hit contests against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13), UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 17), Cal State Northridge (Feb. 19), Colorado State (Feb. 26), Texas (Feb. 26), Fresno State (March 5), UTEP (March 6) and Long Beach State (March 26). The redshirt sophomore has seven multiple-RBI games this season, driving in a pair on April 18 at Oregon State. Camuso knocked home four runs in the first game of a doubleheader at UCSB. She has added three-RBI contests against Cal State Northridge and Cal Poly (Feb. 19) and two-RBI affairs versus Florida Atlantic, Texas and UTEP. Camuso has homered in all of her multi-RBI games with the exception of the UTEP and Oregon State contests. She has also belted solo jacks against Colorado State and Washington (April 2). The sophomore has scored twice in a game four times.
HITTING IN THE TWO HOLE
Junior Monica Harrison scored a run in each of the last two games of the sweep of Oregon and is third on the team with 33 runs scored. Harrison has crossed home plate in six of her last seven contests. She is batting .297 with two home runs and 17 runs batted in, placing third on the squad with 11 doubles and first with 12 sacrifice hits. The junior had a pair of multiple-hit contests at Stanford two weekends ago, going 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI on April 23 and 2-for-5 on April 25. She also went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in and runs scored on April 18 at Oregon State. Harrison has 11 multi-hit games. The junior has a pair of three-hit contests to her credit at UC Riverside (March 3) and CSU Bakersfield (March 21), driving in a season-high three against the Roadrunners. She also had two-hit games against Tennessee (Feb. 13), UC Davis (Feb. 20), Portland State (Feb. 21), Ohio State (Feb. 28), Cal Poly (March 23) and UNLV (March 27). Harrison had a career-high, seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 27 to March 21, hitting .572 (12-for-21) with four RBI and four doubles. She has five multiple-RBI games, recording two in back-to-back affairs against Long Beach State (March 26) and UNLV. The junior hit her first home run of the year against Tennessee and also left the yard against Bakersfield. She has scored twice in a game six times.
SWINGING A HOT STICK
Heading into her final regular-season home series, senior Kaila Shull will look to ride the momentum of a two-homer weekend against Oregon into this week's contests against Cal. Shull started the first and third games of the series and went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer, three runs scored and two walks on Friday. On Sunday, the senior ended the game with a mercy-rule home run in the sixth and went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Shull is batting .237 with three home runs and 10 runs batted in. She has 18 runs scored, 11 walks and is second on the squad with seven sacrifice hits. Shull has hits in seven of the 10 Pac-10 games she has posted at-bats in, producing single RBI in two contests at Oregon State on April 16 and 18. She had singles in the last two games of the Washington series and against Arizona State on April 9 and Stanford on April 23. Shull has a two-hit game to her credit against Portland State (Feb. 21) and has driven in a pair of runs against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13) and UTEP (March 6), homering against FAU.
Freshman Charlotte Dolan has hits in three straight games and four of her last five after posting a pinch-hit single on Sunday against Oregon. Dolan is batting .260 (13-for-50) with three home runs and 12 runs batted in. She has three RBI in Pac-10 play, driving in two at Oregon State (April 16) and one at Stanford (April 24). The freshman left the yard in successive games against Texas (Feb. 26), Baylor (Feb. 27) and Northwestern (Feb. 27). Four of the six games in which Dolan has recorded RBI have been multi-RBI contests. She had three against Baylor and Northwestern, also notching her first two-hit game against the Wildcats, and had two against Loyola Marymount (March 28) ... junior Grace Murray has appeared in the seventh-most games this season for the Bruins, coming off the bench as a pinch-runner in 39 contests. Murray has scored 19 runs, which is eighth on the team. She has crossed home plate in six of her last 11 contests.