Monday, April 24

Senior outfielder Gabrielle Maurice blasted a shot to left-center that almost cleared the wall. Even though it didn't, it was good enough for a walk-off double. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
Senior outfielder Gabrielle Maurice blasted a shot to left-center that almost cleared the wall. Even though it didn't, it was good enough for a walk-off double. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

UCLA got through its midweek matchup without putting redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia in the circle, which could help them against Cal, who used its primary pitcher in its Tuesday game. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
UCLA got through its midweek matchup without putting redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia in the circle, which could help them against Cal, who used its primary pitcher in its Tuesday game. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Brianna Tautalafua went 4-for-4, homered twice and picked up four RBIs in Tuesday's win. The sophomore third baseman is now batting .302 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs on the season. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Softball tops Cal State Fullerton with strong leadership in the circle

UCLA softball picked up a win Tuesday, and found a way to do it without Rachel Garcia in the circle. The redshirt freshman has thrown over 40 percent of the innings for the Bruins this season, and coach Kelly Inouye-Perez called her staff’s ability to give Garcia the night off “huge.” “As you can see, we’re heavily relying on Rachel, but we do have a staff,” Inouye-Perez said. Read more...

Brianna Tautalafua went 4-for-4, homered twice and picked up four RBIs in Tuesday's win. The sophomore third baseman is now batting .302 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs on the season. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball will take a break from Pac-12 play Tuesday with a matchup against Cal State Fullerton. When those two teams met earlier this year at the Judi Garman classic, the Bruins won 2-0. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
UCLA softball will take a break from Pac-12 play Tuesday with a matchup against Cal State Fullerton. When those two teams met earlier this year at the Judi Garman classic, the Bruins won 2-0. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Junior first baseman Madeline Jelenicki went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in Friday's win. In Saturday's loss, she went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Softball drops series to unranked Oregon State

Fresh off impressive series victories against No. 12 Washington (31-10, 8-7 Pac-12) and No. 4 Oregon (37-4, 10-4), No. 8 UCLA softball was unable to get past unranked Oregon State (21-18, 4-8), splitting the final two games of its three-game set to lose the weekend’s series. Read more...

Junior first baseman Madeline Jelenicki went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in Friday's win. In Saturday's loss, she went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Delaney Spaulding had one of the Bruins' two hits Thursday. The senior shortstop led off the game with a single, but did not advance past first base. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
Delaney Spaulding had one of the Bruins' two hits Thursday. The senior shortstop led off the game with a single, but did not advance past first base. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore infielder Brianna Tautalafua currently leads the Bruins with 10 home runs as the team heads into a weekend series in Corvallis, Oregon. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore infielder Brianna Tautalafua currently leads the Bruins with 10 home runs as the team heads into a weekend series in Corvallis, Oregon. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)


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