Tuesday, February 19

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)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda has struggled at times in the Bruins' early-season tournaments, which feature several games in a weekend and wear heavily on pitching staffs. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Preseason tournaments test stamina, resolve of softball team

After a long offseason, fans and analysts often quench their thirst for sports by examining preseason games under a magnifying glass, hoping to predict information about the regular or even the post season. Read more...

Photo: Senior pitcher Ally Carda has struggled at times in the Bruins' early-season tournaments, which feature several games in a weekend and wear heavily on pitching staffs. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda has struggled at times in the Bruins' early-season tournaments, which feature several games in a weekend and wear heavily on pitching staffs. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)


Senior pitcher Ally Carda has thrown more than 100 pitches in two games this season, in addition to pitching the entirety of her no-hitter last weekend. This much wear on the pitcher early in the season may have consequences later on. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Defensive effort spearheads softball senior Ally Carda’s no-hitter

Senior Ally Carda has thrown two no-hitters in her career, the most recent coming Sunday in Las Vegas as part of a 6-0 win over Boise State. Read more...

Photo: Senior pitcher Ally Carda has thrown more than 100 pitches in two games this season, in addition to pitching the entirety of her no-hitter last weekend. This much wear on the pitcher early in the season may have consequences later on. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda has thrown more than 100 pitches in two games this season, in addition to pitching the entirety of her no-hitter last weekend. This much wear on the pitcher early in the season may have consequences later on. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda completed her second career no-hitter in UCLA's final game of the Wilson/DeMarini Desert Classic in Las Vegas this weekend. The Bruins went 5-0 on the weekend. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA softball cashes in during five-game trip to Las Vegas

This weekend at the Wilson/DeMarini Desert Classic in Las Vegas, the smart money was on No. 12 UCLA (9-2) to win big against five unranked opponents. Read more...

Photo: Senior pitcher Ally Carda completed her second career no-hitter in UCLA's final game of the Wilson/DeMarini Desert Classic in Las Vegas this weekend. The Bruins went 5-0 on the weekend. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda completed her second career no-hitter in UCLA's final game of the Wilson/DeMarini Desert Classic in Las Vegas this weekend. The Bruins went 5-0 on the weekend. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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