Sunday, January 21

The Bruins relied on Ally Carda to pitch every inning in the NCAA Regional, where she gave up only two runs on 12 hits. UCLA will need a similar performance from the senior this weekend as the team heads into the Super Regional. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Softball enters NCAA Super Regional coming off three-game sweep

UCLA softball settles in for the postseason after a regular season in which the Bruins switched lineups, moved players around and made a general mess of a lot of scorecards. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins relied on Ally Carda to pitch every inning in the NCAA Regional, where she gave up only two runs on 12 hits. UCLA will need a similar performance from the senior this weekend as the team heads into the Super Regional. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

The Bruins relied on Ally Carda to pitch every inning in the NCAA Regional, where she gave up only two runs on 12 hits. UCLA will need a similar performance from the senior this weekend as the team heads into the Super Regional. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Junior utility player Kylee Perez said the Bruins come together after losses even more than they do after wins. So far this season, the statistics have proven that statement to be true. UCLA lost its series against No. 1 Oregon in early April, but rallied off a 10-game win streak right after.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Softball’s win streaks reveal weakness against ranked opponents

Before this weekend, UCLA was on fire, having won 13 straight games. That streak snapped on Thursday, with a loss to Arizona State. With the postseason approaching, the Bruins will reveal whether their pair of losses in Tempe, Arizona, extinguished the fire or fanned the flames. Read more...

Photo: Junior utility player Kylee Perez said the Bruins come together after losses even more than they do after wins. So far this season, the statistics have proven that statement to be true. UCLA lost its series against No. 1 Oregon in early April, but rallied off a 10-game win streak right after.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Junior utility player Kylee Perez said the Bruins come together after losses even more than they do after wins. So far this season, the statistics have proven that statement to be true. UCLA lost its series against No. 1 Oregon in early April, but rallied off a 10-game win streak right after.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Ally Carda got the win in all three games she pitched in the Bruin's weekend sweep of the Wildcats. The senior added four RBIs at the plate. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Ally Carda eases team’s burden with dominant hitting, pitching

At the end of baseball postgame interviews, hitters and pitchers often thank one another for their separate contributions to the game on offense and defense. When it comes to UCLA softball, however, the two can come together, just as they did for senior Ally Carda during UCLA’s weekend sweep of Arizona. Read more...

Photo: Ally Carda got the win in all three games she pitched in the Bruin's weekend sweep of the Wildcats. The senior added four RBIs at the plate. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Ally Carda got the win in all three games she pitched in the Bruin's weekend sweep of the Wildcats. The senior added four RBIs at the plate. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore shortstop Delaney Spaulding both scored and knocked in as many runs as Oregon State scored as a team – two – on Monday's matchup. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Softball victorious against Beavers in three-game sweep

UCLA finished up a three-game sweep of Oregon State with a win Monday night, priming itself for the home stretch, and a shot at the Pac-12 championship in the process. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore shortstop Delaney Spaulding both scored and knocked in as many runs as Oregon State scored as a team – two – on Monday's matchup. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore shortstop Delaney Spaulding both scored and knocked in as many runs as Oregon State scored as a team – two – on Monday's matchup. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Junior catcher/first baseman Brittany Moeai and UCLA face the Pac-12’s second-worst pitching team this weekend in Oregon State. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Pac-12 race tightens as softball hits the road to play Oregon State

Entering the weekend, UCLA softball is two and a half games back of Oregon for first place in the Pac-12. With only three series left before the NCAA Regional, UCLA will put its seven-game win streak on the line against the other Oregon team: Oregon State. Read more...

Photo: Junior catcher/first baseman Brittany Moeai and UCLA face the Pac-12’s second-worst pitching team this weekend in Oregon State. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Junior catcher/first baseman Brittany Moeai and UCLA face the Pac-12’s second-worst pitching team this weekend in Oregon State. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Freshman pitcher Selina Ta'amilo was summoned from the bullpen early in Saturday's game, as fellow freshman starting pitcher Johanna Grauer failed to record an out in the first inning. Ta'amilo stepped up and threw five innings for the Bruins, allowing one run and picking up the win. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Cardinal softball pitching strategy falls flat against Bruins

This past weekend, UCLA softball’s three-game sweep of Stanford was about as one-sided as it gets. The Bruins outscored the Cardinal 40-9, inducing the mercy rule in all three games. Read more...

Photo: Freshman pitcher Selina Ta'amilo was summoned from the bullpen early in Saturday's game, as fellow freshman starting pitcher Johanna Grauer failed to record an out in the first inning. Ta'amilo stepped up and threw five innings for the Bruins, allowing one run and picking up the win. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Freshman pitcher Selina Ta'amilo was summoned from the bullpen early in Saturday's game, as fellow freshman starting pitcher Johanna Grauer failed to record an out in the first inning. Ta'amilo stepped up and threw five innings for the Bruins, allowing one run and picking up the win. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Senior Stephany LaRosa and the Bruin offense pounded the Cardinal offense this weekend, putting up double-digit runs in all three games.  (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Softball dominates Stanford, invokes mercy rule in three consecutive wins

Last weekend, UCLA only managed to score 12 runs in its three games against Oregon, ultimately dropping the series two games to one. This weekend, the Bruins matched that 12 run total in their first game alone, en route to a three-game sweep of the Stanford Cardinal. Read more...

Photo: Senior Stephany LaRosa and the Bruin offense pounded the Cardinal offense this weekend, putting up double-digit runs in all three games. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Senior Stephany LaRosa and the Bruin offense pounded the Cardinal offense this weekend, putting up double-digit runs in all three games.  (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)


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