On a day with occasional sunbreaks but mostly overcast skies and a 30 minute delay due to hail, the Huskies and Bruins managed to get the game into the books.
With the loss the Huskies dropped to 4-6 in the
Pac-10 and 25-15-1 overall wh ile the Bruins improved
to 9-2 and 37-5.
Selden improved to 19-3 with her 17th complete
game of the season, giving up only an unearned run on
three hits and one walk. She struck out 14, including
the last three batters of the game. Given the way she
pitched she would have had her sixth shutout of the
season had it not been for an error in the bottom of
In that inning Selden hit Dani Stuart on the
knee to lead off the inning. Jessica Ventoza pinch
ran for Stuart. The next batter Alyson McWherter then
laid down a sacrifice bunt. GiOnna DiSalvatore
charged in from first to field the bunt and attempted
to force Ventoza at second. Her throw went into
center field, allowing Ventoza to race home from
Meanwhile, the Bruins could have easily put the
game out of reach offensively against Husky starter
Aleah Macon as they continually put her in jams. In
the first Katie Schroeder and Krista Colburn singled
but Schroeder got nailed at third on a perfect throw
from McWherter to Stuart. Macon then got both Amanda
Kamekona and Megan Langenfeld to fly out.
In the second, the Bruins loaded the bases with
two outs when DiSalvatore tried to score on what would
have been a wild pitch, but got tagged out by catcher
In the third the Bruins loaded the bases again
with only one out and finally got on the board to take
a 1-0 lead. DiSalvatore singled off Macon's glove to
score Schroeder. They could have really put the
Huskies in a hole as they still had the bases loaded
but Macon struck out Samantha Camuso swinging and got
Monica Harrison to foul out to Blake to end the
The Bruins went up 2-0 in the top of the fifth
when Kamekona lined a 1-1 pitch from Macon over the
left field wall for her eighth home run of the season.
In both the sixth and seventh the Bruins had
runners at second and third but Macon kept the Huskies
in the game, escaping unscathed.
In the bottom of the seventh the Huskies got the
tying run aboard when Bailey Stenson led off with a
bunt single, but Selden struck out Stuart, McWherter
and Amanda Fleischman, all swinging, to end the game.
Macon dropped to 14-8 despite recording her
16th complete game of the season for the Huskies. She
allowed 10 hits and three walks while striking out
The Huskies and Bruins conclude the brief two
game series at Husky Softball Stadium at 2 p.m. on
Saturday, April 19. Then the Huskies return to the
road for a single game at Stanford on Friday, April 25
and two games at California on Saturday, April 26 and
Sunday, April 27.
#5 UCLA 2, #22 UW 1
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