Bumped. GO BRUINS. -N
Hopefully some of you caught our softball team on FSN this weekend against the #4 Arizona State Sun Devils. The #2 Bruins (35-8, 10-4) put a drubbing on the defending national champions, winning Saturday's televised game 9-1 in only five innings. The momentum carried into Sunday with a 10-4 victory on ASU's Senior Day. The weekend sweep puts their current winning streak at 9.
Of the 19 runs scored, 18 of them came via home run. UCLA is seeing the ball perhaps the best it has all season.
With all the long balls, a few school records were broken. UCLA's 7 home runs on Sunday tied a single-game record. Individually, 9-spot regular Monica Harrison hit 3 home runs Sunday, a first in the history of UCLA Softball.
Monica Harrison is greeted at home plate after a home run, via www.azcentral.com
On the other end of the ball, it seems the Bruins have a certified ace in junior Megan Langenfeld. After the graduation of Anjelica Selden, the Bruin pitching staff struggled to find a rhythm (and an agreeable depth chart) for much of the season. Langenfeld has come through at just the right time. Beginning with her relief stint against Arizona three weeks ago, Langenfeld (11-0) has shut down some of the Pac-10's most dangerous hitters, highlighted by a no-hitter against then-#2 Washington on April 11.
The Bruins travel to Seattle for a rematch against the Huskies this Wednesday. The team will then be home for the final two weekends of the regular season. Regionals begin May 15. If you haven't made it to a game yet, I encourage you to come out... this is an exciting team to watch.
The UCLA-ASU game will be re-aired multiple times this week on the Fox College Sports channel.
For some photos from the season, check out my Flickr site.