SWEEP! UCLA Softball Takes Two from Ducks
The Bruins swept yesterday's doubleheader against Oregon.
After losing the series opener on Friday night, the UCLA softball team guaranteed at least a split of their four-game series by sweeping yesterday’s doubleheader. This afternoon, the Bruins and the Ducks will go at it one more time as the teams conclude the series. First pitch is set for 12 Noon PT and the game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.
Last Time Out
In the first game yesterday, the Bruins scored all of their runs in the top of the first. In fact, they got the only run they would need on the third pitch of the game when Aaliyah Jordan went yard to left center to give UCLA a 1-0 lead. After Briana Perez was hit by a pitch, Rachel Garcia, who was in the circle for the Bruins, helped her own cause by a two-run homer to left, giving UCLA a 3-0 lead.
From there, Garcia took over and she held the Ducks scoreless despite giving up eight hits and walking two. She also struck out nine on her way to her fifth win of the season.
In the nitecap, Jordan got things going again for the Bruins in the top of the first. This time, she did it with a single to right. Garcia, who was the DP in this game, singled Jordan over to third to give the Bruins runners on the corners with one out. Delanie Wisz hit a sacifice fly to center to score Jordan and the Bruins had a 1-0 lead.
The Bruins scored again in the fourth following a pair of two out walks to Maya Brady and Tessa Malau'ulu. After a double steal, Anna Vines hit a two-run double and the Bruins led 3-0, but Oregon got one back in the bottom half of the inning to make it 3-1 after four innings.
With one out in the fifth, the Bruins rallied again. Jordan was hit by a pitch and Perez walked. Garcia hit an RBI single which scored Curo, who had pinch run for Jordan. Then, Wisz came to the plate and cleared the bases with a three-run homer to left putting UCLA up 7-1.
Holly Azevedo gave up a two-run homer in the bottom half of the inning which cut the Bruins’ lead to four, 7-3. But, from there, she shut the Ducks down while the Bruins added an insurance run in both the sixth and the seventh to give UCLA a 9-3 win.
Today, the Bruins look for the series win when the teams wrap up the four-game series.
#2 UCLA Softball (19-2, 3-1)
Opponent: Oregon Ducks
Where: Jane Sanders Stadium, Eugene, OR
When: 12:00 pm PT, Sunday, April 11, 2021
TV: Pac-12 Networks National, Los Angeles and Oregon
Live Stream: Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app
Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast