UCLA Mercy Rules Cal State Fullerton, 13-0
LOS ANGELES – The No. 3 UCLA softball team pieced together runs in every inning in its 13-0 mercy-rule victory over Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday night.
Four Bruins (37-5, 13-2 Pac-12) – Kinsley Washington, Briana Perez, Maya Brady and Anna Vines – recorded multi-RBI performances in the blanking. Lauren Shaw twirled 2.2 no-hit innings in relief on the way to securing her sixth win of the season.
The Bruins put up three spots in the first and second innings to jump out to a 6-0 lead. UCLA loaded the bases in the first on a Kinsley Washington dribbler over the pitcher's head, a hit by pitch to Delanie Wisz and a walk to Seneca Curo. After the Titans' Staci Chambers walked in a run to Savannah Pola, Vines smacked a double to center field that scored two Bruins.
Wisz has now reached base in 33 consecutive games which is the fourth-longest active streak in the country.
In the second, Washington, who finished 3-for-3 with three RBI, recorded her first double of the evening which scored Godin from second base. Washington advanced on a passed ball that allowed for a Maya Brady single through the right side to bring her home and stretch the Bruins' lead to 5-0. UCLA scored one more time before the end of the inning on a fielding error by Cal State Fullerton left fielder Kika Ramirez.
The Bruins' opened their six-run third inning with two four-pitch walks and a bunt single by Kelli Godin to fill the pillows. After another run was walked in by the Titans, Washington cleared the bases with her second double of the night into the left-center gap, this time for two RBI. Maya Brady recorded her first triple of the season on a 3-2 count a batter later to score two more runs making it 12-0.
Bases-clearing, 2-RBI 𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐏𝐋𝐄 for Maya Brady! 💥💥💥
UCLA has now scored 6️⃣ runs in the third!
B3 | UCLA 12, Cal State Fullerton 0 pic.twitter.com/PJzyZObfGO
— UCLA Softball (@UCLASoftball) April 28, 2022
Briana Perez scored UCLA's final run of the game in the fourth inning with a base hit to right field. Perez has now recorded 304 hits in her career and is 18 shy of tying Stacey Nuveman for second on UCLA's all-time hits list.
Perez also scored one run in the game improving her career total to 250. She is two shy of tying Natasha Watley's UCLA career runs scored record of 252.
Megan Faraimo started the game in the circle for the Bruins and allowed just two hits and zero runs while striking out four batters.
UCLA opens a three-game home set this weekend against Utah beginning on Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. PT. All three games of the series will be available for live streaming on Pac-12 Insider.