Thursday, April 25

Senior pitcher Ally Carda looks for redemption this upcoming weekend in the NCAA Super Regional after losing in that round last year. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

NCAA Super Regional series format to challenge UCLA’s pitching

This weekend, UCLA softball will get a shot at a do-over as the Bruins enter the NCAA Super Regional for the second straight year. Last year, the Bruins’ season ended on the third game of a best-of-three set, when they fell to the lower-seeded Kentucky Wildcats at home. Read more...

Photo: Senior pitcher Ally Carda looks for redemption this upcoming weekend in the NCAA Super Regional after losing in that round last year. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda looks for redemption this upcoming weekend in the NCAA Super Regional after losing in that round last year. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Senior third baseman Chris Keck’s two-run single in the fifth inning capped off a five-run frame in which the Bruins eliminated any chance of an Anteater comeback. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)

Baseball rides Pac-12 championship momentum to 13-3 win over UC Irvine

Fresh off of winning a Pac-12 championship Sunday, UCLA baseball showed no signs of slowing down in its win over UC Irvine. The No. 2 Bruins (41-12) handled the Anteaters (31-22) without a lot of trouble Tuesday night, winning by a score of 13-3. Read more...

Photo: Senior third baseman Chris Keck’s two-run single in the fifth inning capped off a five-run frame in which the Bruins eliminated any chance of an Anteater comeback. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)

Senior third baseman Chris Keck’s two-run single in the fifth inning capped off a five-run frame in which the Bruins eliminated any chance of an Anteater comeback. (Conor Cusack/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)

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)