Tuesday, April 24

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 Bruins used just two pitchers over the course of three games in the series against unranked Stanford, but were still able to take two of the three games. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Pitchers dominate as Bruin softball strikes down Cardinal

As the battle for total national championships rages on, the Bruins and Cardinal met once again, this time on the softball field and with no championship at stake. Read more...

Photo: The No. 3 Bruins used just two pitchers over the course of three games in the series against unranked Stanford, but were still able to take two of the three games. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

The No. 3 Bruins used just two pitchers over the course of three games in the series against unranked Stanford, but were still able to take two of the three games. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Junior utility Paige Halstead and the Bruins were able to put eight runs up on the board in their fifth straight win over Cal State Northridge. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Softball defeats rival Cal State Northridge during midweek game

The estimated crowd attendance for Tuesday night’s matchup against Cal State Northridge was 853, something that took the team by surprise for a midweek game. “They completely change the atmosphere,” said coach Kelly Inouye-Perez. Read more...

Photo: Junior utility Paige Halstead and the Bruins were able to put eight runs up on the board in their fifth straight win over Cal State Northridge. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior utility Paige Halstead and the Bruins were able to put eight runs up on the board in their fifth straight win over Cal State Northridge. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior infielder Kylee Perez has seen action in almost every game the Bruins have had against the Matadors over the last four years, but has logged just two hits against them to this point. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Softball to confront CSUN team coached by former Bruin

The Bruins have played the Cal State Northridge Matadors in four single-game matchups since 2015. This year, No. 3 UCLA softball (31-2, 7-2 Pac-12) will take on CSUN (16-24, 1-2 Big West) for the fifth time in three years, and the Bruins haven’t lost a game to the Matadors in that time. Read more...

Photo: Senior infielder Kylee Perez has seen action in almost every game the Bruins have had against the Matadors over the last four years, but has logged just two hits against them to this point. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior infielder Kylee Perez has seen action in almost every game the Bruins have had against the Matadors over the last four years, but has logged just two hits against them to this point. (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)

UCLA softball completed their first Pac-12 sweep of the year with help from freshman Briana Perez and a slew of other Bruins who tallied 15 runs during the three-game weekend.  (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball sweeps Oregon State in first home conference matchup

Weekend two of Pac-12 play is in the books, and the Bruins fared much better in their second go with an opponent from the Northwest. After being handed their first two losses of the year by the No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA softball completed their first Pac-12 sweep of the year with help from freshman Briana Perez and a slew of other Bruins who tallied 15 runs during the three-game weekend. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball completed their first Pac-12 sweep of the year with help from freshman Briana Perez and a slew of other Bruins who tallied 15 runs during the three-game weekend.  (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

The No. 3 Bruins lost their first two games of the year this weekend when facing the No. 6 Ducks. UCLA was held scoreless in their last game of the series, the first time they failed to score all year.
 (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball faces first two defeats of season against Oregon

Going into Saturday night’s game against Oregon, UCLA softball was the last undefeated team in the nation. No. 1 Washington (29-1, 1-1 Pac-12) lost to No. Read more...

Photo: The No. 3 Bruins lost their first two games of the year this weekend when facing the No. 6 Ducks. UCLA was held scoreless in their last game of the series, the first time they failed to score all year. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

The No. 3 Bruins lost their first two games of the year this weekend when facing the No. 6 Ducks. UCLA was held scoreless in their last game of the series, the first time they failed to score all year.
 (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)


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