Wednesday, November 22

UCLA softball is currently at the tail end of its off season, with the regular season slated to start in February. However, the team has been playing exhibitions to ready up for 2018. (Keila MayberryDaily Bruin staff)
UCLA softball is currently at the tail end of its off season, with the regular season slated to start in February. However, the team has been playing exhibitions to ready up for 2018. (Keila MayberryDaily Bruin staff)

2017 baseball alumnus Delaney Spaulding helped Team USA in a big way in five days of play during the World Cup of Softball. Her .474 batting average and eight RBIs in seven games helped lift the United States over nearly all of its opponents. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
2017 baseball alumnus Delaney Spaulding helped Team USA in a big way in five days of play during the World Cup of Softball. Her .474 batting average and eight RBIs in seven games helped lift the United States over nearly all of its opponents. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Rachel Garcia's freshman year was successful enough to earn her the NFCA National Freshman of the Year, but the redshirt freshman pitcher couldn't break UCLA softball's championship draught. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Rachel Garcia's freshman year was successful enough to earn her the NFCA National Freshman of the Year, but the redshirt freshman pitcher couldn't break UCLA softball's championship draught. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia allowed one run, gave up five hits and struck out seven on 101 pitches. UCLA softball's 1-0 loss to Washington knocks the Bruins out of the NCAA Tournament. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)
Freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia allowed one run, gave up five hits and struck out seven on 101 pitches. UCLA softball's 1-0 loss to Washington knocks the Bruins out of the NCAA Tournament. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia's home run capped off a five-run seventh inning for UCLA, helping them put Saturday's elimination game out of reach. (Angel Franco/The Batallion)
Redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia's home run capped off a five-run seventh inning for UCLA, helping them put Saturday's elimination game out of reach. (Angel Franco/The Batallion)

Rachel Garcia's first trip to the Women's College World Series ended in a loss. The redshirt freshman pitcher allowed two runs – one in the first and another in the fifth. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Rachel Garcia's first trip to the Women's College World Series ended in a loss. The redshirt freshman pitcher allowed two runs – one in the first and another in the fifth. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding will make her third straight trip to the Women's College World Series on the weekend. Last year, the Bruins lost their first two games and went home. In 2015, they lost two of their first three to end the season. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding will make her third straight trip to the Women's College World Series on the weekend. Last year, the Bruins lost their first two games and went home. In 2015, they lost two of their first three to end the season. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)


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