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No. 2 Bruins Travel to No. 3 Oregon

Apr 7, 2021
Sophomore Megan Faraimo

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Game 21
Friday, April 9
5 p.m.
No. 2 UCLA at No. 3 Oregon
Eugene, Ore.
Jane Sanders Stadium
TV: Pac-12 Networks National, Los Angeles and Oregon
Live Stats

Games 22/23
Saturday, April 10
1 p.m. Doubleheader
No. 2 UCLA at No. 3 Oregon
Eugene, Ore.
Jane Sanders Stadium
TV: ESPN2 (Game 1)/Pac-12 Networks National, Los Angeles and Oregon (Game 2)
Live Stats Game 1
Live Stats Game 2

Game 24
Sunday, April 11
12 p.m.
No. 2 UCLA at No. 3 Oregon
Eugene, Ore.
Jane Sanders Stadium
TV: Pac-12 Networks National, Los Angeles and Oregon
Live Stats

The second-ranked Bruins travel to Eugene this weekend for a matchup against No. 3 Oregon at Jane Sanders Stadium. Friday's series opener will be at 5 p.m. and televised on Pac-12 Network. Game one of Saturday's doubleheader will start at 1 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2, with the nightcap airing on Pac-12 Network at 4 p.m. The series finale will be Sunday at 12 p.m. on Pac-12 Network.

This season, Pac-12 Conference series' will consist of four games over three days, single games on the first and last days and a doubleheader on the second day. Three of the four contests (both single games and the first game of the doubleheader) will count towards the Pac-12 standings, with the other game designated as a non-conference contest. In the event one of the four games is canceled due to weather or COVID concerns, the other three games played will be used for conference standings.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans are unable to attend games at Easton Stadium.

The Bruins return home for a series against Oregon State at Easton Stadium next weekend. Game one will be Friday, April 16 at 4 p.m., the doubleheader on Saturday, April 17 will start at 11 a.m. and Sunday's finale will begin at 12 p.m. All four games will be live streamed on

Team Rankings - Earned Run Average
(2nd, 1.09); Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio (2nd, 6.42); Winning Percentage (2nd, .950); Batting Average (3rd, .373); Slugging Percentage (3rd, .680); On Base Percentage (4th, .453); Runs Per Game (5th, 7.75); Doubles (T-14th, 48); Shutouts (T-15th, 9); Home Runs (33rd, 33); Fielding Percentage (37th, .973).
Megan Faraimo - Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio (3rd, 12.86); Hits Allowed Per Seven Innings (7th, 2.90); Earned Run Average (9th, 0.70); Walks Allowed Per Seven Innings (15th, 0.81); Wins (T-40th, 10); Strikeouts (T-49th, 90).
Rachel Garcia - Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio (1st, 16.33); Earned Run Average (3rd, 0.29); Hits Allowed Per Seven Innings (3rd, 2.33); Walks Allowed Per Seven Innings (T-19th, 0.88).
Maya Brady - Slugging Percentage (T-30th, .868); On Base Percentage (T-48th, .531).
Bubba Nickles - Sacrifice Flies (T-19th, 3); Briana Perez - Slugging Percentage (T-28th, .869).
Kinsley Washington - Doubles (T-31st, 9); Delanie Wisz - Slugging (T-48th, .811).

After sweeping Utah in its Pac-12 opener, Oregon (26-2, 5-1 Pac-12) took three of four last weekend at Oregon State. The Ducks are hitting .325 as a team with 36 home runs and 42 stolen bases, averaging 6.6 runs per game. Freshman Alyssa Brito leads the team with a .418 batting average and nine home runs, and is second with 28 runs batted in. Senior Haley Cruse is tops on the squad with 15 stolen bases to go with a .393 average, while junior Allee Bunker is first with 31 RBI, adding a .386 average. In the circle, three pitchers have thrown at least 29 innings this season. Junior Brooke Yanez is 13-0 with a 1.34 earned run average and 130 strikeouts in 83 1/3 innings. Freshman Makenna Kliethermes is 5-1 with a 2.38 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings, while senior Samaria Diaz is 3-0 with a 2.39 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings. 

The Bruins lead the all-time series with Oregon 86-29. The two teams played in non-conference games in Tempe, Ariz. on Feb. 28 and March 1, with the Ducks winning the first contest (3-1) and UCLA taking the second (9-3). The Bruins had nine hits in the second game, as Aaliyah Jordan was 3-for-3 with two RBI and four runs and Delanie Wisz was 2-for-3 with four RBI, as each homered. Megan Faraimo pitched 10 of the 13 innings, striking out 11. UCLA is 41-15 in games played in Eugene.

--The Bruins have scored in the first inning in 14 of 20 games, with their 38 runs and +33 run differential their highest total in any inning this season ... UCLA has also closed games strong, outscoring the competition 21-2 in the sixth and seventh innings.
--Senior Rachel Garcia takes a miniscule 0.29 ERA into this weekend's series, having allowed only one run in 24 innings with 49 strikeouts. She was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week following the ASU series, where she won twice and fanned 21 in 13 2/3 innings, including 14 in eight on March 19, which tied a season high. Of her 15 outs in game one of a March 12 doubleheader against UNLV, Garcia struck out 14 in a one-hit shutout. She homered in her first at-bat of the season against Fresno State (Feb. 12), adding dingers versus UNLV (March 12 - Game 1) and ASU (March 19 and 21). Garcia has hits in all 12 of her games.
--Junior Briana Perez has hits in 18 of 20 games, including the first seven of the season and eight in a row heading into Pac-12 play. She is tied for the team lead in home runs with six, leaving the yard in three in a row on March 11 and 12 (UCSB and UNLV), all in the first inning. Perez has also homered in game two at Fullerton (Feb. 20), game two versus LMU (Feb. 21) and against San Jose State (March 7). Dating back to last season, she has hits in 28 of her last 30. Perez is tied for first with five multiple-RBI games and second with seven multi-hit contests. The junior has scored in 15 of 20 games and is also 7-for-7 in stolen bases.
--Sophomore Megan Faraimo has allowed just one earned run in her last 31 1/3 innings (0.22 ERA), having struck out 42 over her last six games. Her season high in strikeouts came in the season opener versus Fresno (Feb. 12) when she had 13 in six innings of one-hit shutout ball. In the ASU series, Faraimo picked up the win in game one of the March 20 twinbill, striking out 10, and the series finale, fanning eight in five shutout innings. On Feb. 24 against San Diego State, Faraimo pitched the 19th perfect game in UCLA history and her third-career no-hitter, striking out five. She has allowed no earned runs in nine of her 12 appearances.
--Freshman Maya Brady set career highs with six runs batted in and three hits on March 21 against Arizona State, as she was named Pac-12 Player and Freshman of the Week. Brady enters this weekend with homers in three games in a row to give her five on the season. She has hits in 13 of her 15 games, including 11 in a row, and RBI in nine of 15. Brady had three successive games with multiple RBI against Cal State Fullerton (March 3), San Jose State (March 7) and UC San Diego (March 9). Brady hit a three-run homer versus SJSU and a solo shot in game one against UC Santa Barbara (March 11).
--Senior Bubba Nickles has hits in 14 of her 20 games and leads the team with nine multiple-hit contests. Nickles has RBI in 15 of 20 and multiple in five contests, which is tied for first. She drove in four in game one against UC Santa Barbara on March 11. Nickles has also crossed home plate in 13 of 20 games. She homered in her first at-bat of the season against Fresno State (Feb. 12), adding dingers versus Utah (March 1), UCSB (March 11 - Game 1) and ASU (March 20 - Game 1).
--Junior Aaliyah Jordan tied a career high with four hits, adding two RBI, in game two of the March 20 doubleheader against Arizona State, posting hits in all four games of the series. For the season, she has five multiple-hit games and five multi-RBI contests, producing four of them in the same game. Jordan was 2-for-2 with four RBI against Loyola Marymount (Feb. 21 - Game 1), 3-for-3 with two RBI, a homer and two doubles versus Oregon (March 1) and 2-for-3 with three RBI against San Jose State (March 7). She set a career high with four runs scored against Oregon and tied a personal best in RBI versus LMU.
--Junior Delanie Wisz is tied for the team lead with six home runs, hitting another one in the first game of a March 20 doubleheader against Arizona State. She has four multiple-RBI games, posting four in a game on three occasions. Wisz hit a three-run homer and a solo shot against San Diego State (Feb. 24), the sixth two-homer game of her career. She also drove in four versus Oregon (March 1) and UCSB (March 11 - Game 2), homering in both contests. The junior has hits in 15 of 20 games. Wisz, who has played third and first base, has also caught in eight games, having thrown out three runners.
--Junior Kinsley Washington left the yard for the second time this season in game one of the March 20 doubleheader against Arizona State. She also homered on March 7 against San Jose State when she went 3-for-3 with four RBI, which tied a career high. Washington had a stretch of five-straight, multiple-hit games from March 1-11 and has six multiple-hit contests. The team leader in doubles with nine, she became the seventh Bruin to post three in a single game on Feb. 24 versus San Diego State. Washington also has four multi-RBI games and is a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts.
--Junior Holly Azevedo has two scoreless appearances in a row after tossing 1 1/3 innings of shutout ball in game two of the March 20 doubleheader against Arizona State. She had 4 2/3 shutout innings in game one of a March 11 twinbill versus UCSB. Azevedo, who is 3-0 this season, has a sterling 37-1 record for her career after going 15-0 as a freshman in 2018 and 8-0 last year. 
--Sophomore Kelli Godin hit her first collegiate homer, a two-run shot, to end the second game of a March 12 doubleheader against UNLV. She has hits in 14 of 20 games this season and has scored in 12 of 20. Godin is a perfect 8-for-8 in steal attempts.
--Sophomore Anna Vines produced a career high three hits in game two at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 20, including a home run, and has hits in eight of 14 games. She had her second multiple-hit game in the nightcap of the March 12 twinbill against UNLV with a single and a double. 
--Freshman Alyssa Garcia had two-consecutive, two-RBI games coming into Pac-12 play (March 11 vs. UCSB - Game 2 and March 12 vs. UNLV - Game 1), hitting her second collegiate homer against the Gauchos. Garcia's first home run came in game one at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 20, which started a six-game hitting streak. Defensively, she has just one error in 111 chances.
--Freshman Lexi Sosa has posted a scoreless appearance in three of her five games, including the last two. She has a pair of four-strikeout games against Utah (March 1) and UC Santa Barbara (March 11).
--Freshman Thessa Malau'ulu has made the most of her plate appearances, as she has reached in nine of her 12 trips to the plate on two singles, two doubles and five walks. She had a pair of run-scoring doubles and three runs against San Jose State (March 7).
--Along with Godin and Alyssa Garcia, freshman Lauryn Carter hit her first collegiate home run against San Diego State on Feb. 24.