Saturday, November 17

The Bruins have been working their way around a number of injuries so far this year. Redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia has been relegated to the batter's box, as she hasn't been inside the circle in nine games. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA softball faces curveballs in team lineup due to player injuries

Midway through conference play, injuries have begun to take their toll on the No. 3 Bruins. UCLA (34-3, 9-3 Pac-12) has recently had to deal with limitations, both in the batter’s box and the circle, as they move closer toward their matchup with No. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins have been working their way around a number of injuries so far this year. Redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia has been relegated to the batter's box, as she hasn't been inside the circle in nine games. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

The Bruins have been working their way around a number of injuries so far this year. Redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia has been relegated to the batter's box, as she hasn't been inside the circle in nine games. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

The No. 3 UCLA have their feet back beneath them after suffering a two-loss weekend to No. 5 Oregon in their Pac-12 opening weekend. Now, UCLA has swept two conference opponents in a row behind both strong hitting and pitching. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Softball continues strong season despite weekend of errors and injuries

After dropping its first Pac-12 series against No. 5 Oregon, No. 3 UCLA softball has swept past then-No. 24 Oregon State and now Utah. The Bruins (31-2, 7-2 Pac-12) defeated the Utes (17-15, 2-7) over the weekend with scores of 9-5, 7-3 and 9-4 to push their winning streak to six, doing so with an injury that limited redshirt sophomore Rachel Garcia to designated player duties. Read more...

Photo: The No. 3 UCLA have their feet back beneath them after suffering a two-loss weekend to No. 5 Oregon in their Pac-12 opening weekend. Now, UCLA has swept two conference opponents in a row behind both strong hitting and pitching. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

The No. 3 UCLA have their feet back beneath them after suffering a two-loss weekend to No. 5 Oregon in their Pac-12 opening weekend. Now, UCLA has swept two conference opponents in a row behind both strong hitting and pitching. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)


The Bruins have emerged spotless from yet another five-game weekend. UCLA is now 24-0 and closing in on their best ever start to a season which currently sits at 25-0. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball sweeps four teams, finishes preseason undefeated

No. 3 UCLA finished the preseason undefeated, leaving the Bruins and fellow Pac-12 team No. 1 Washington as the only remaining undefeated teams in the NCAA. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins have emerged spotless from yet another five-game weekend. UCLA is now 24-0 and closing in on their best ever start to a season which currently sits at 25-0. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

The Bruins have emerged spotless from yet another five-game weekend. UCLA is now 24-0 and closing in on their best ever start to a season which currently sits at 25-0. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Rachel Garcia and the No. 3 Bruins have swept yet another weekend tournament. This time they won four games over three days and now stand at 19-0. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Softball continues dominant season, sweeps through San Diego Classic

UCLA softball extended its perfect start to the season, sweeping through the San Diego Classic. The No. 3 Bruins (19-0) currently own their longest winning streak to begin the season during coach Kelly Inouye-Perez’s tenure, which began in 2007. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Rachel Garcia and the No. 3 Bruins have swept yet another weekend tournament. This time they won four games over three days and now stand at 19-0. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Rachel Garcia and the No. 3 Bruins have swept yet another weekend tournament. This time they won four games over three days and now stand at 19-0. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

The No. 3 Bruins are currently 15-0 on the year so far. Their 15-game win streak is just two wins shy of tying coach Kelly Inouye-Perez's best start in her time as UCLA softball's head coach. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Softball continues win streak after five-game series over the weekend

Kelly Inouye-Perez entered the season needing 14 wins to reach 500 as head coach of UCLA softball. The No. 3 Bruins returned to Westwood on Sunday afternoon with a perfect 15-0 record after sweeping the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic II. Read more...

Photo: The No. 3 Bruins are currently 15-0 on the year so far. Their 15-game win streak is just two wins shy of tying coach Kelly Inouye-Perez's best start in her time as UCLA softball's head coach. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

The No. 3 Bruins are currently 15-0 on the year so far. Their 15-game win streak is just two wins shy of tying coach Kelly Inouye-Perez's best start in her time as UCLA softball's head coach. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt freshman Aaliyah Jordan logged nine RBIs over the weekend. She accounted for nearly a third of the Bruins' offense at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic I. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Softball advances to 10-0 record despite final struggle over weekend

UCLA softball continued hitting the ball well this weekend. The No. 5 Bruins (10-0) outscored their opponents 30-7 in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic I before losing an exhibition match against the Japanese national softball team. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman Aaliyah Jordan logged nine RBIs over the weekend. She accounted for nearly a third of the Bruins' offense at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic I. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman Aaliyah Jordan logged nine RBIs over the weekend. She accounted for nearly a third of the Bruins' offense at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic I. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)