* Updated season/career stats are available via the links above.
EUGENE - The No. 14 UCLA softball team (36-16, 12-10) springboarded off a nine-run sixth inning to beat No. 12 Oregon (37-15, 11-9) by a 10-0 count in the series opener Thursday evening at Howe Field.
UO suffered only its second loss via a shutout this season, while the Bruins – the national leader in slugging (.599) this week - scored in double digits for the 14th time this year and tied the most runs scored by a Duck foe in 2012.
Oregon ended with three hits, thanks to a double by sophomore Kailee Cuico (1-for-3) and singles by senior Kelsey Chambers (1-for-3) and freshman Janie Takeda (1-for-2). Senior Christie Nieto also reached twice via walks, and senior Lindsey Chambers walked once.
The Bruins scored its first run in the fifth inning when after a one-out single by Kellie Fox, Talee Snow followed with a run-scoring double to the right center field gap.
In the sixth, UCLA struck for nine runs on seven hits, thanks to an RBI double by Dani Yudin, RBI singles by Alyssa Tiumalu, Talee Snow and Katie Schroeder, and a grand slam by Sammy Camuso.
Junior Jessica Moore (25-12) struck out two, walked five, allowed 10 hits, and all nine runs allowed were earned in her 5.2 innings. Freshman Karissa Hovinga retired the final out, walked one, allowed one hit and one earned run.
Moore improved to fifth all-time among Duck pitchers in career appearances (123) and seventh for appearances in a season (41). She also climbed a spot on the season starts list to fifth place (36) and matched her career high.
UCLA starter Jessica Hall (19-11) struck out five, walked two, and allowed two hits in her five innings of work. Ally Carda pitched the final inning, struck out one, walked one, and allowed one hit and no runs.
At the plate for the Bruins, two opposing hitters had multiple hits – Katie Schroeder (3-for-4, 1 RBI) and Talee Snow (2-for-3, 2 RBI).
Defensively, the Ducks turned their 17th double play of the season to end the third inning on a 5-4-3 grounder that went from third base to second to first.
In other action around the league, No. 1 California scored two runs in the seventh to beat No. 2 ASU at home, 4-2; Utah won its second league tilt of the year with its 6-0 shutout of No. 15 Stanford in Salt Lake City; and the game between No. 24 Oregon State plays and No. 16 Arizona will end later tonight.
Looking ahead in the three-game set, the Ducks and Bruins meet for a 6 p.m. game Friday and the regular season finale Saturday at noon.
Friday’s game is a Strike Out Cancer day, and fans are asked to wear pink to support the national Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.
Saturday’s series finale will feature a Senior Day pre-game introduction for UO’s five seniors. The first 50 fans can also take advantage of a free t-shirt giveaway, and senior citizens will receive $1 general admission. Kids can take part in a sign-making contest, and afterwards run bases and get player autographs.
Later this weekend, softball fans can watch the NCAA Tournament 64-team selection show Sunday night on ESPN-U at 7 p.m.
#14 UCLA 10, #12 Oregon 0 (May 10, 2012 at Eugene, Ore.)
#14 UCLA.. 000 019 - 10 11 0 (36-16, 12-10 Pac-12)
#12 Oregon 000 000 - 0 3 1 (37-15, 11-9 Pac-12)
Pitchers: UCLA - Hall; Carda(6) and Tiumalu. Oregon - Moore, Jessica; Hovinga, Karissa(6) and Peterson, Alexa. Win-Hall(19-11) Loss-Moore, Jessica(25-12) T-2:00 A-385. HR UCLA - Camuso (13). Weather: 60, sunny, wind 2-5mph
BOXSCORE & PLAY-BY-PLAY
#14 UCLA at #12 Oregon
May 10, 2012 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)
UCLA 10 (36-16,12-10 Pac-12)
Oregon 0 (37-15,11-9 Pac-12)
|Howard, Kaylan 2b||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||4||2|
|Pappas, Samantha rf||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||0||0|
|Chambers, Kelsey ss||3||0||1||0||0||1||3||0||0|
|Cuico, Kailee 1b||3||0||1||0||0||1||8||1||0|
|Nieto, Christie 3b/dp||1||0||0||0||2||1||0||0||0|
|Peterson, Alexa c||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||4|
|Moore, Jessica p||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Hovinga, Karissa p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Chambers, Lindsey dp/3b||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||3||0|
|Takeda, Janie cf||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Burger, Allie lf||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
Score by Innings R H E --------------------------------------- UCLA................ 000 019 - 10 11 0 Oregon.............. 000 000 - 0 3 1 ---------------------------------------
|E - Chambers, K(22). DP - Oregon 1. LOB - UCLA 6; Oregon 6. 2B - Yudin(7); Snow(8); Cuico, K(9). HR - Camuso(13). SB - Schroeder(16); Takeda, J(11). CS - Bates(2).|
|Moore, Jessica L,25-12||5.2||10||9||9||5||2||0||0||0||0||26||31||4||9||124|
Win - Hall (19-11). Loss - Moore, J (25-12). Save - None.
Pitches/strikes: Hall 72/45; Carda 16/9; Moore, J 124/75; Hovinga, K 9/4.
Umpires - HP: Mike Bartling 1B: Geri Magwire 3B: Rob Hough
2012 OREGON SOFTBALL
#14 UCLA at #12 Oregon
May 10, 2012 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)
|UCLA starters: 29/cf Schroeder; 11/3b LaRosa; 18/lf Harrison; 19/rf Bates; 7/dp Camuso; 44/1b Yudin; 34/c Tiumalu; 27/ss Fox; 9/2b Snow; 15/p Hall;|
|Oregon starters: 3/2b Howard, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 8/ss Chambers, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 17/3b Nieto, C; 14/c Peterson, A; 12/p Moore, J; 5/dp Chambers, L; 19/cf Takeda, J; 2/lf Burger, A;|
|UCLA 1st - Nieto, C to dp. Chambers, L to 3b. Schroeder singled to right field (2-1 KBB). Schroeder stole second. LaRosa grounded out to 3b (3-2 SBKBBF). Harrison walked (3-2 BKSFBBB). Bates reached on a fielder's choice (3-2 KBKBFFB); Harrison out at second 2b to ss; Schroeder advanced to third. high-chopper to 2b straightaway. Bates out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 1st - Howard, K flied out to cf (2-2 BBKF). Pappas, S struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). Chambers, K struck out swinging (2-2 KBKBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|UCLA 2nd - Camuso flied out to rf (0-1 F). Yudin walked (3-2 KBBBKB). Tiumalu struck out swinging (1-2 KBKS). L Chambers nabs grounder, trips, steadies herself, & still easily beats rnr. Fox grounded out to 3b (1-2 FKB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 2nd - Cuico, K struck out looking (0-2 KFK). Nieto, C struck out looking (2-2 FBBKK). Peterson, A struck out swinging (0-2 KKFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|UCLA 3rd - Snow popped up to 2b (0-2 KK). Schroeder singled to left field (3-2 KBBSB). LaRosa grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b (2-2 FKFBBFF); Schroeder out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 3rd - Moore, J popped up to p (2-2 BKBFFFF). Chambers, L walked (3-0 BBBB). second illegal pitch of the inning for Hall. Takeda, J reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 BF); Chambers, L out at second ss to 2b. Takeda, J stole second. Howard, K flied out to rf (2-1 BFB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|UCLA 4th - Harrison popped up to 2b (1-1 KB). Bates reached on an error by ss (0-2 KF). Camuso reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); Bates out at second 1b to ss. Ducks try for dp, but Chambers throw goes wide of 1b to avoid runner. Yudin grounded out to p (2-1 KBB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 4th - Pappas, S lined out to lf (1-1 BS). Chambers, K singled to third base (2-2 KBFB). nubber off end of bat that Chambers easily beats out for single. Cuico, K popped up to 2b (0-0). Nieto, C walked (3-0 BBBB); Chambers, K advanced to second. Peterson, A reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 S); Nieto, C advanced to second; Chambers, K out at third 3b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|UCLA 5th - Tiumalu grounded out to p (1-1 BK). Fox singled to catcher, bunt (1-1 BK). textbook bunt down 1b line. Snow doubled to right center, RBI (1-0 B); Fox scored. Schroeder struck out swinging (1-2 BKFFS). Duran pinch ran for Snow. LaRosa walked (3-1 BFBBB). Harrison grounded out to 2b (1-0 B). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Oregon 5th - Snow to 2b for Duran. Moore, J lined out to 3b (2-1 BFB). smash line drive into hole by Moore that 3B makes a leaning stab for catch. Chambers, L flied out to cf (0-1 F). Takeda, J singled to center field (2-1 BFB). lined shot up middle glances off pitcher's back as she is turned. 2bman makes diving catch on liner up middle. Howard, K lined out to 2b (1-0 B). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|UCLA 6th - Bates singled to third base, bunt (1-0 B). Camuso walked (3-1 BSBBB); Bates advanced to second. Mueller pinch ran for Camuso. Yudin doubled to left center, RBI (1-2 FFB); Mueller advanced to third; Bates scored. Tiumalu singled to center field, RBI (0-0); Yudin advanced to third; Mueller scored. Sprawls pinch ran for Tiumalu. Fox grounded out to p (0-0); Sprawls advanced to second. Snow singled, bunt, RBI (2-1 BBK); Sprawls advanced to third; Yudin scored. Schroeder singled to right field, RBI (1-2 KBF); Snow advanced to second; Sprawls scored. LaRosa flied out to lf. Harrison singled to center field (0-0); Schroeder advanced to second; Snow advanced to third. Bates walked, RBI (3-2 BBBKFB); Harrison advanced to second; Schroeder advanced to third; Snow scored. Camuso to dp for Mueller. Hovinga, K to p for Moore, J. Camuso homered to left field, 4 RBI (1-0 B); Bates scored; Harrison scored; Schroeder scored. Yudin walked (3-0 BBBB). Tiumalu to c for Sprawls. Tiumalu grounded out to 2b (0-2 KK). 9 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 6th - Lindvall to rf for Bates. Carda to p for Hall. Pappas, S struck out swinging (1-2 SBKS). Chambers, K lined out to 2b (0-0). leaping grab up middle by 2b on liner by K Chambers. Cuico, K doubled to left center (2-0 BB). Nieto, C walked (3-2 BKFBFBB). Peterson, A flied out to rf (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|