Bruin Bites: Softball Chokes in Regional, Mora Recruiting, King Ed's Lawsuit, Hoops Notes

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 08: UCLA Bruins walk on the court during player introductions before taking on the Arizona Wildcats during the quarterfinals of the 2012 Pacific Life Pac-12 basketball tournament at Staples Center on March 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

It's Monday afternoon, so if you're like me, you're probably having a hard time staying focused and not succumbing to the mid-afternoon siesta urge (don't worry, this won't turn into a cheesy ad for one of those BS energy shot drinks). So, as we shake off those Monday afternoon cobwebs, let's go over the bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse:

  • Let's start with non-revenue play-off action: while both of our tennis teams and golf teams have made strong runs as part of UCLA's bid to pick up its 109th NCAA national title, our women's softball team, once the most-vaunted program in the nation under Sue Enquist (who is more-or-less the John Wooden of softball), has struggled, getting eliminated by Florida State, 2-1, on Saturday. Despite hosting a regional, the Bruins could not get their act together, losing two straight games (first to Hofstra, 7-2), to get dumped out of the NCAA regional as quickly as possible. Once again, Jessica Hall (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 K) took the hill and gave the Bruins a strong effort, only surrendering two runs. But the Bruins' bats were silent, as only Katie Schroeder (1-3, 1 RBI) could drive in a run, with the usual big bats (LaRosa, Harrison, Bates, Camuso) all impotent. With the loss, the Bruins finish the year at a disappointing 36-20.
  • Following up on the last couple of editions of Bruin Bites, there are no updates in the search to locate former UCLA basketball player Gavin Smith, who mysteriously disappeared on May 1. If you have any information that will help the authorities locate Gavin Smith, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at (323)-890-5500.

Alright folks, those are your Bruin Bites for this sunny Monday afternoon. Fire away with your thoughts, opinions, or additions in the comment threads.

GO BRUINS

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