Tuesday, January 23

Senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding recorded a hit in all three NCAA regional games UCLA played over the weekend. The Bruins went 3-0 and advanced to the NCAA Super Regional. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Softball takes down San Jose State, CSU Fullerton in NCAA regional

The Bruins have made it through regionals. No. 5-seeded UCLA softball took down San Jose State 10-2 in six innings Saturday and proceeded to take down unseeded Cal State Fullerton 9-1 on Sunday. Read more...

Photo: Senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding recorded a hit in all three NCAA regional games UCLA played over the weekend. The Bruins went 3-0 and advanced to the NCAA Super Regional. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding recorded a hit in all three NCAA regional games UCLA played over the weekend. The Bruins went 3-0 and advanced to the NCAA Super Regional. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia's no-hitter was the the first of her career and the 15th postseason no-no in UCLA softball history. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Softball defeats Lehigh with no-hitter in first game of NCAA Tournament

The Bruins started off their postseason with a victory on a no-hitter from Rachel Garcia on Friday night. The redshirt freshman threw all five innings of the game – shortened by the mercy rule – as UCLA softball bested Lehigh by a score of 8-0. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia's no-hitter was the the first of her career and the 15th postseason no-no in UCLA softball history. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia's no-hitter was the the first of her career and the 15th postseason no-no in UCLA softball history. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshmen pitcher Rachel Garcia has been the main force for the Bruins in the circle this season. Garcia has pitched 154 2/3 innings this season, far more than any of the other UCLA pitchers. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

No. 5 softball begins run for NCAA championship against Lehigh

For the first time since winning the NCAA championship in 2010, UCLA softball (42-13) has claimed the No. 5 seed heading into the playoffs – starting with regionals Friday at Easton Stadium. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshmen pitcher Rachel Garcia has been the main force for the Bruins in the circle this season. Garcia has pitched 154 2/3 innings this season, far more than any of the other UCLA pitchers. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshmen pitcher Rachel Garcia has been the main force for the Bruins in the circle this season. Garcia has pitched 154 2/3 innings this season, far more than any of the other UCLA pitchers. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez said that one of the stats she keeps is how often her offense answers back in the inning after the opponent puts up runs. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Softball demonstrates strong, rapid offensive in ASU sweep

Whenever the opposition put up a run this weekend, UCLA softball was ready to answer back. “If another team throws a punch we’re just as ready to throw a punch right back,” said junior second baseman Kylee Perez. Read more...

Photo: Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez said that one of the stats she keeps is how often her offense answers back in the inning after the opponent puts up runs. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez said that one of the stats she keeps is how often her offense answers back in the inning after the opponent puts up runs. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Junior second baseman Kylee Perez's (pictured) 4-for-4 performance was one of two that UCLA softball put together this weekend. Senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding went 5-for-5 a day earlier. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Softball sweeps Sun Devils, earns No. 5 NCAA Tournament seed

No. 10 UCLA softball (42-13, 16-8 Pac-12) took the final two games of its series against No. 22 Arizona State (30-20, 9-15) to finish off a road sweep. Read more...

Photo: Junior second baseman Kylee Perez's (pictured) 4-for-4 performance was one of two that UCLA softball put together this weekend. Senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding went 5-for-5 a day earlier. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Junior second baseman Kylee Perez's (pictured) 4-for-4 performance was one of two that UCLA softball put together this weekend. Senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding went 5-for-5 a day earlier. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia broke the 3-3 tie with a solo home run in the top of the seventh to give No. 10 UCLA the lead on the road against ASU. Garcia, who was also the starting pitcher, had an RBI in the top of the third to score the Bruins’ first run of the night. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Garcia propels softball to 4-3 victory against Arizona State

Rachel Garcia threw a complete game and hit a go-ahead homer to give the Bruins the win. The redshirt freshman fired seven innings, yielding five hits – all singles – and three runs in No. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia broke the 3-3 tie with a solo home run in the top of the seventh to give No. 10 UCLA the lead on the road against ASU. Garcia, who was also the starting pitcher, had an RBI in the top of the third to score the Bruins’ first run of the night. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia broke the 3-3 tie with a solo home run in the top of the seventh to give No. 10 UCLA the lead on the road against ASU. Garcia, who was also the starting pitcher, had an RBI in the top of the third to score the Bruins’ first run of the night. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Junior pitcher Selina Ta'amilo and the Bruins will finish regular season play against the Arizona State Sun Devils over the weekend. UCLA will then find out its postseason fate when the NCAA bracket is revealed Sunday night. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Softball’s NCAA seed hinges on final regular-season series versus ASU

UCLA softball has reached the last stop of its regular season campaign: No. 22 Arizona State. Traveling to Tempe, Arizona, for their final series, the No.10 Bruins (39-13, 13-8 Pac-12) currently are ranked fifth in the Pac-12 – out of contention for the Pac-12 title that the Sun Devils claimed last weekend. Read more...

Photo: Junior pitcher Selina Ta'amilo and the Bruins will finish regular season play against the Arizona State Sun Devils over the weekend. UCLA will then find out its postseason fate when the NCAA bracket is revealed Sunday night. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Junior pitcher Selina Ta'amilo and the Bruins will finish regular season play against the Arizona State Sun Devils over the weekend. UCLA will then find out its postseason fate when the NCAA bracket is revealed Sunday night. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)


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