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UCLA Softball 2021 Season Preview Part 4

Expect UCLA to follow a similar strategy to the 2019 campaign and use two lineups.

When Rachel Garcia pitches, she remains in the lineup as hitter and Aaliyah Jordan (DP) hits for Seneca Curo. When Rachel Garcia does not pitch, she moves to 1st, Delanie Wisz goes to the bench and Aaliyah Jordan (DP) hits for the pitcher.

Kinsley Washington (.433 OB%, 11/11 SB) and Briana Perez (.468 OB%, 12/13 SB) lead off followed by hitters Aaliyah Jordan (.435 BA, .710 SLG%) and Bubba Nickles (2019 .390 BA, .714 SLG%). This sets the table for sluggers Maya Brady (.699 SLG%), Rachel Garcia (2019 .599 SLG%) and Delanie Wisz (.703 SLG%). Seneca Curo (.304 BA, .464 OB%), Alyssa Garcia (.353 BA, .425 OB%) and Kelli Godin (.364 BA, .435 OB%, 14/25 SB) clean up and reset the table as the lineup turns over.

Rachel Garcia pitching lineup

Rachel Garcia not pitching lineup

Kinsley Washington

2nd

Kinsley Washington

2nd

Briana Perez

SS

Briana Perez

SS

Aaliyah Jordan

DP

Aaliyah Jordan

DP

Bubba Nickles

Center

Bubba Nickles

Center

Maya Brady

Right

Maya Brady

Right

Rachel Garcia

P

Rachel Garcia

1st Base

Delanie Wisz

1st

Seneca Curo

3rd

Alyssa Garcia

Catcher

Alyssa Garcia

Catcher

Kelli Godin

Left

Kelli Godin

Left

Seneca Curo

3rd

Megan Faraimo

Pitcher

Holly Azevedo

Lexi Sosa

Carson Armijo

With so much talent, expect liberal use of the bench.

The Bruins will rotate starting lineups and defensive substitutions to give playing time to the upper classmen and experience for the underclassmen.

Pinch hitting has Jenavee Peres (.828 SLG%, 4 HR) and Malia Quarles (2019 .610 SLG%, 4 HR) providing power and Julie Rodriguez (.333 BA, .419 OB%) hitting for average.

Pinch running speed on the bases provided by Anna Vines, Alana Snow and the Freshmen Grace Guzman and Lauryn Carter.

Bench

Catchers

Jenavee Peres, Sara Rusconi Vicinanza, Taylor Sullivan

Infield

Thessa Malau'ulu, Malia Quarles

Outfield

Grace Guzman, Lauryn Carter, Julie Rodriguez, Alana Snow

Utility

Anna Vines, Taylor Edwards,



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