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UCLA Softball Loses to Florida State in WCWS

The Bruins fall 8-4 to FSU after jumping ahead 4-0 in the bottom of the first.

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The UCLA Softball team lost their second and final game to Florida State by a score of 8-4 at this year's Women's College World Series to end their season.

The Bruins got off to a bang in the first inning.

Allexis Bennett started off the game with a single to short. Kylee Perez got on base with a bunt single that advance Bennett to second. Junior Delaney Spaulding was then hit by a pitch to load the bases. That set the table for Mysha Sataraka who hit her 15th homer of the season and first career grand slam to give the Bruins an early 4-0 lead.

But, after the rough first inning, the Seminoles only gave up two hits for the remainder of the game while they scored eight unanswered runs. FSU scored two in the second when Alex Powers homered and Morgan Klaevemann scored on a bases-loaded walk by Bruin starter Johanna Grauer. Grauer couldn't keep the Seminoles from scoring again in the third, as they scored three more runs to take a 5-4 lead. Grauer gave up a home run to Jessica Warren while they scored FSU scored two more on a bunt by FSU shortstop Cali Harrod.

The Bruins attempted to throw Alex Powers out at home, but she slid under the tag. When Harrod tried to advance from first to second on the same play, UCLA tried to catch Harrod in a rundown, but that allowed the Seminoles' Sydney Broderick to score what would become the game-winning run.

Florida State would go on to add 2 insurance runs in the fifth inning and another in the seventh to closing out the 8-4 victory over the Bruins.

Go Bruins.