Wednesday, June 26

Junior utility Bubba Nickles recorded five hits in the weekend series at Stanford, including one game with three RBIs against the Cardinal on Saturday. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Bruins add on to series-winning streak with two-game victory against Cardinals

The Bruins snapped one streak this weekend but kept another intact. No. 2 UCLA softball (45-3, 19-2 Pac-12) dropped game one but won the next two against Stanford (32-15, 8-10) to extend its series winning streak to seven – but ending its streak of sweeps at two. Read more...

Photo: Junior utility Bubba Nickles recorded five hits in the weekend series at Stanford, including one game with three RBIs against the Cardinal on Saturday. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Junior utility Bubba Nickles recorded five hits in the weekend series at Stanford, including one game with three RBIs against the Cardinal on Saturday. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)


Sophomore pitcher Holly Azevedo earned her seventh complete game of the season in UCLA softball's mercy-rule victory over Utah on Sunday. Azevedo now has a record of 10-0 in the circle for the Bruins this season. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Softball advances winning streak with 10-0 annihilation of Utah, completing sweep

Make it eight wins in a row for the Bruins. No. 2 UCLA softball (43-2, 17-1 Pac-12) secured a 10-0 mercy-rule win over Utah (15-32, 4-14) on Sunday for the fifth sweep in its sixth Pac-12 series. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore pitcher Holly Azevedo earned her seventh complete game of the season in UCLA softball's mercy-rule victory over Utah on Sunday. Azevedo now has a record of 10-0 in the circle for the Bruins this season. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore pitcher Holly Azevedo earned her seventh complete game of the season in UCLA softball's mercy-rule victory over Utah on Sunday. Azevedo now has a record of 10-0 in the circle for the Bruins this season. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)


Sophomore utility Kinsley Washington is starting at second base for the first time in her collegiate career this season. At the plate, Washington is hitting .288 for UCLA softball. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Softball continues developing players’ versatility to gain advantage on field

The Bruins’ primary second baseman last season was then-senior Kylee Perez. This year, No. 1 UCLA softball (37-2, 11-1 Pac-12), has used sophomore utility Kinsley Washington at second, displaying what coach Kelly Inouye-Perez has been emphasizing all season – versatility. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore utility Kinsley Washington is starting at second base for the first time in her collegiate career this season. At the plate, Washington is hitting .288 for UCLA softball. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore utility Kinsley Washington is starting at second base for the first time in her collegiate career this season. At the plate, Washington is hitting .288 for UCLA softball. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball took two out of three games this weekend against Oregon. The Bruins dropped their second game of the season to the Ducks on Friday, but posted 16 runs across the Saturday and Sunday games to take the series. (Taylor Lee/Daily Bruin)

Late scoring rally during sixth inning brings softball series victory over Oregon

The Bruins’ biggest rally came in the sixth inning. No. 1 UCLA softball (37-2, 11-1 Pac-12) put up a seven-run sixth inning on its way to an 8-1 win over Oregon (17-21, 2-10) to take two out of three in the series. Read more...

Photo: UCLA softball took two out of three games this weekend against Oregon. The Bruins dropped their second game of the season to the Ducks on Friday, but posted 16 runs across the Saturday and Sunday games to take the series. (Taylor Lee/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball took two out of three games this weekend against Oregon. The Bruins dropped their second game of the season to the Ducks on Friday, but posted 16 runs across the Saturday and Sunday games to take the series. (Taylor Lee/Daily Bruin)

Junior utility Bubba Nickles went 4-for-11 against the Sun Devils this weekend. Nickles drove in three runs in a game for the third time this season in Saturday’s matchup. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Softball powers through series against Arizona State after close match with Cal

There was no shortage of offense for the Bruins in their sweep over the Sun Devils this weekend, consisting of 35 runs and 10 homers between the three games in Alberta B. Read more...

Photo: Junior utility Bubba Nickles went 4-for-11 against the Sun Devils this weekend. Nickles drove in three runs in a game for the third time this season in Saturday’s matchup. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Junior utility Bubba Nickles went 4-for-11 against the Sun Devils this weekend. Nickles drove in three runs in a game for the third time this season in Saturday’s matchup. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)


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