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Bruin Bats Catch Fire Just In Time

UCLA SoftballUCLA-ColorNote From The Editor & Team Update As Of 4/30/15:  The #7 nationally ranked Bruins swept the Oregon State Beavers  in their wrap-around weekend series, 4/25, 4/26, & 4/27 in Corvallis, Oregon. The team is now (41-8)  overall and (15-3),  good for 2nd place the PAC-12. They return home this coming weekend for a crucial series against the Arizona Wildcats.  It’ll beSenior Recognition”  weekend as well. For 10 Bruin seniors, this will be their final appearance during the regular season. Go to our link (in red) below and learn more about their special event.

The posting below gives you our 3rd story on the team this season and it took place on April 19th,“Fan Autograph Day,”  against the California Golden Bears.  We hope you enjoy it!

Game Recap From 4/19/15:  The Bruins (38-8) lived up to their #8 national ranking as they swept their rivals from Northern California, the #18 ranked Cal Bears, in a weekend series. East L.A. Sports Scene  was present for the finale and it was looking as though the Bruins were just going through the motions with the game tied at 2-2,  until the 4th inning when shortstop, Delaney Spaulding  sent the sold-out crowd at Easton Stadium into a frenzy with a 2-run homer that gave the Bruins the lead at 4-2.  The Bears cut the margin to 4-3  in the 5th inning when they pushed across 1 run. However, and once again, the long-ball bat of catcher, Stephany LaRosa  came alive, and for her effort was credited with one of the longest home runs of the home season when she hammered a solo, tape-measuring, monster blast well over the left-centerfield fence. With the momentum of that homer, the Bruins built up a few more insurance runs before pulling away for the final score of 8-5.  With this win, the Bruins ended their weekend with a 7  game winning streak.

After the game, the Bruins and the Coaching staff treated their faithful fans to an autograph session on the Easton Stadium  playing field. Hundreds of young softball players from Rec. & Park leagues, travel teams, and high schools took full advantage of this great opportunity and were able to see, and briefly chat it up with, their favorite Bruin players. Our production also includes a photo gallery as well as post-game interviews with Stephany LaRosa  and Head Coach, Kelly Inouye-Perez.

Player Game Stats vs Cal: Winning Pitcher/Johanna Grauer (9-1); 2B/Maddy Jelenicki (8th); HRs/Delaney Spaulding (10) & Stephany LaRosa (10); RBIs: Spaulding 2; LaRosa 2; Gracie Goulder 1; Allexis Bennett 1; Mysha Sataraka 1.

As mentioned earlier, the Bruins final PAC-12  Conference homestand, and weekend series of the season, takes place against the Arizona “Wildcats” from this Friday, May 1st  through Sunday, May 3rd. To follow the Bruins for the rest of the Pac-12, the Regional playoffs, the Super Regionals, and hopefully the NCAA Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, May 28th – June 3rd, click here.  Rico Cabrera, Sr./EastLASportsScene.Com

Photo Gallery Credits: Erik Sarni, East L.A. Sports Scene

Photo Gallery: Hover over selected picture and click once for an enlarged image.

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