Thursday, September 20

Rachel Garcia's freshman year was successful enough to earn her the NFCA National Freshman of the Year, but the redshirt freshman pitcher couldn't break UCLA softball's championship draught. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Rachel Garcia's freshman year was successful enough to earn her the NFCA National Freshman of the Year, but the redshirt freshman pitcher couldn't break UCLA softball's championship draught. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia allowed one run, gave up five hits and struck out seven on 101 pitches. UCLA softball's 1-0 loss to Washington knocks the Bruins out of the NCAA Tournament. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)
Freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia allowed one run, gave up five hits and struck out seven on 101 pitches. UCLA softball's 1-0 loss to Washington knocks the Bruins out of the NCAA Tournament. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball swept the Super Regional with a pair of wins over Ole Miss. The Bruins have earned a spot in the Women's College World Series. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
UCLA softball swept the Super Regional with a pair of wins over Ole Miss. The Bruins have earned a spot in the Women's College World Series. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding recorded a hit in all three NCAA regional games UCLA played over the weekend. The Bruins went 3-0 and advanced to the NCAA Super Regional. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
Senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding recorded a hit in all three NCAA regional games UCLA played over the weekend. The Bruins went 3-0 and advanced to the NCAA Super Regional. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia's no-hitter was the the first of her career and the 15th postseason no-no in UCLA softball history. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Redshirt freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia's no-hitter was the the first of her career and the 15th postseason no-no in UCLA softball history. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Gabrielle Maurice helped UCLA beat Arizona in the final regular season home-series of her career. Maurice and the Bruins will have one more series against Arizona State before the postseason begins. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Softball builds on momentum for postseason, celebrates senior weekend

UCLA softball celebrated seniors shortstop Delaney Spaulding, outfielder Gabrielle Maurice and pitcher Paige McDuffee this past weekend during senior weekend. They did it both with a ceremony and with winning a pivotal series against Arizona, building on the successes of previous weeks and putting themselves in a better position for a higher postseason seed. Read more...

Gabrielle Maurice helped UCLA beat Arizona in the final regular season home-series of her career. Maurice and the Bruins will have one more series against Arizona State before the postseason begins. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Bubba Nickles’ three-run shot ended Friday evening’s game against No. 3 Arizona. The freshman center fielder sent a ball to deep left center, and the home run put the mercy rule into effect in the bottom of the fifth inning. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
Bubba Nickles’ three-run shot ended Friday evening’s game against No. 3 Arizona. The freshman center fielder sent a ball to deep left center, and the home run put the mercy rule into effect in the bottom of the fifth inning. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)


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