#2 UCLA Softball Hosts #3 Washington in Pac-12 Showdown
After taking three of four games from the Oregon Ducks, the Washington Huskies travel south to visit the Bruins.
The UCLA Bruins softball team took on the Oregon State Beavers last weekend and kept OSU scoreless for the entire series. This weekend, the #2 Bruins will host the #3 Washington Huskies starting tonight. First pitch tonight is slated for 7 pm PT and the game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.
Last Time Out
Pitcher Holly Azevedo was in the circle for the Bruins on Sunday for the first six innings and she didn’t allow a hit until the fifth. Overall, she allowed just two hits in six innings of worke and walked none while striking out five.
The Bruin bats were quiet until the third. With one out and Kinsley Washington on first base, Kelli Godin bunted to score Washington after an OSU fielding error. Godin was able to advance to third on a groundout by Aaliyah Jordan and she came home due to yet another fielding error by the Beaver defense. At the end of the third, Bruins were up 2-0.
In the fifth, Alyssa Garcia singled to the right side and Jordan drew a two-out walk to give UCLA runners on the corners. Briana Perez tripled to score both runners and Rachel Garcia followed with a RBI single to give UCLA a 5-0 lead.
Maya Brady added a solo home run to leadoff the sixth inning, and that would be the last run of the game. Freshman Lexi Sosa came in to close the game in the seventh to wrap up the shutout with a final score of 6-0, UCLA.
#3 Washington Huskies
Tonight, UCLA opens a four-game series against the third-ranked Washington Huskies. Like the Bruins the weekend before, the Huskies took three out of four games from the Oregon Ducks last weekend and they sit right behind UCLA in conference standings. The first three games of the series will be televised on Pac-12 Networks and the final game on Sunday will be on ESPN2.
#2 UCLA Softball (25-2, 8-1)
Opponent: #3 Washington Huskies (34-6, 12-2)
Where: Easton Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
When: 7:00 pm PT, Friday, April 23, 2021
TV: Pac-12 Networks National and Los Angeles
Live Stream: Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app
Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast