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Bruin Bats Stay Hot – Beat Ducks in Series Opener

UCLA Softball Logowcws_2015_340x190-9411Note: From The Editor:  Our production goal is to provide viewers with selected game summaries of the UCLA Bruins  from the NCAA’s Divison 1-Women’s College World Series,  in Oklahoma City, OK. This is our first report. We will use the format of the photo gallery using File Photos  with Captions  on players who were contributors to this big Bruin win. Please join us in this effort to follow the #7 Bruins.  You can also follow them during the Series on their Website by clicking here. To follow EastLASportsScene.Com’s  season’s coverage of the Bruins, just go to our Field Productions  Tab and then browse to the game you want to review. 
Game Summary:  The #7 UCLA Bruins  opened the Series with a resounding win over the #2 Oregon Ducks.  Bruin hitters had no problem in handling Oregon’s pitching ace, Cheridan Hawkins,  the Ducks’ 30 game winner. They simply utilized their favorite offensive weapon, the Home Run,  still one of the most exciting plays in all of baseball, to draw first blood and keep  the offensive pressure up on High.  Getting the bats quickly into overdrive in the Bruins second at-bats were Stephany LaRosa  and Gabrielle Maurice  who both hit solo shots. The Bruins then came back for more off of Hawkins  in the 6th when they flurried across 5 more runs, strongly aided by a 2-run double from Mysha Sataraka  to right field. This made the score 7-0  in the 6th giving the Bruins some decent breathing room, and at that point, Hawkins was removed form the game. She would be officially tagged with the loss. On the flip side, Oregon  hitters had to face the competitive drive and determined grit of Bruin pitching ace, #3 Ally Carda, a 31  game winner. Carda once again was in command of her arsenal of pitches and threw a shut-out for 6 innings. She was masterful with her control and deliveries, surrendering only 6  hits and 1  extra base-hit, a double, while striking out 7  and walking just 1  batter the entire game. Oregon hitters were kept totally off-balance throughout the contest. In the final stanza, the Ducks  finally pushed across their one and only run. At the end of the 51  minute rain-delayed game due to local weather conditions, the Bruins sharply moved into the highly coveted winners bracket after Day 1. Bruin Fans  in attendance were shown holding up what characterized their game day mindset, when ESPN portrayed their game placard which read…A Storm Is A Bruin!!  Rico Cabera, Sr., /Editor, East LASportsScene.Com
Bruin Players Statline:  Winning Pitcher: Ally Carda, (32-6); Pitches/Strikes: 123/74; At Bats:  Sataraka (1-2); Carda (2-4);  PerezMaurice, Goulder ALL (1-3); Spaulding, Sataraka,  LaRosa,  Bennett, ALL (1-4); Extra Base Hits: HRs/LaRosa  (20); Maurice (10); 2B: Spaulding (19); Sataraka (5); RBIsLa Rosa (1); Sataraka  (2); Perez (2); Goulder (1); Maurice (1); Runs Scored: Maurice (2); DuranAmaral, Bennett, Carda, LaRosa, Goulder & Perez  ALL With (1); Pinch-Runners: Amaral  Duran.
Next Up: #3 Michigan Wolverines (57-6), Friday, 5/29/15 at 6:30 pm PST. This should be a great match-up in the winners bracket. Gameday preview: This will be a rematch of 2005 national title game. #32 Sierra Romero/SS-2B/JR, the pride of Southern California’s Vista Murrieta HS, who was one of the leading candidates for the NCAA’s Division 1 “Player Of  Year,”  will take the field against the Bruins in today’s game.
 Credits:  Erik Sarni, Digital Photographer/Videographer, EastLASportsScene.Com
Photo Gallery: Hover over selected picture and click once for an enhanced image. Also, hover over a selected photo to read a brief caption.

 

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