Wednesday, April 24


Redshirt junior pitcher Rachel Garcia went 4-for-4 in UCLA softball's series finale against Washington on Sunday, including a home run in the top of the third inning. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Softball launches into Pac-12 play with sweep of Washington

The Bruins swept the Huskies to start off Pac-12 play. No. 1 UCLA softball (25-1, 3-0) got the win in all three games it played against No. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior pitcher Rachel Garcia went 4-for-4 in UCLA softball's series finale against Washington on Sunday, including a home run in the top of the third inning. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior pitcher Rachel Garcia went 4-for-4 in UCLA softball's series finale against Washington on Sunday, including a home run in the top of the third inning. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Junior utility Bubba Nickles hit a home run against both BYU and Liberty this weekend at the UCLA/Long Beach State Invitational. Nickles is hitting .351 on the season. (Taylor Lee/Daily Bruin)

No. 1 UCLA softball heads into Pac-12 play with series against Washington

After a near-perfect nonconference run, the Bruins enter conference play this weekend atop this week’s top 25 poll. The first Pac-12 series for No. 1 UCLA softball (22-1) will be on the road against No. Read more...

Photo: Junior utility Bubba Nickles hit a home run against both BYU and Liberty this weekend at the UCLA/Long Beach State Invitational. Nickles is hitting .351 on the season. (Taylor Lee/Daily Bruin)

Junior utility Bubba Nickles hit a home run against both BYU and Liberty this weekend at the UCLA/Long Beach State Invitational. Nickles is hitting .351 on the season. (Taylor Lee/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore infielder Briana Perez hit her second home run of the season on Sunday against Boston University. Perez went 4-for-5 at the plate against the Terriers and notched 5 RBIs. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Softball defeats Boston University, overcomes early deficit against Long Beach

The Bruins’ Sunday ranged from a mercy-rule blowout to an extra-inning comeback. No. 2 UCLA softball (22-1) defeated Boston University (11-7) and Long Beach State (8-14), putting 12 runs past the Terriers in its eighth shutout win of the season and overcoming a three-run deficit to top the Dirtbags in extra innings by a score of 5-3. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore infielder Briana Perez hit her second home run of the season on Sunday against Boston University. Perez went 4-for-5 at the plate against the Terriers and notched 5 RBIs. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore infielder Briana Perez hit her second home run of the season on Sunday against Boston University. Perez went 4-for-5 at the plate against the Terriers and notched 5 RBIs. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior pitcher Rachel Garcia threw a total of 199 pitches in the circle for UCLA softball in its doubleheader against BYU and Liberty on Saturday. (Ellie Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Softball stands its ground against BYU, Liberty with comeback victories

Despite slow starts, the Bruins pulled out the come-from-behind victories. No. 2 UCLA softball (20-1) defeated BYU (10-11) and Liberty (15-9) at home by scores of 8-2 and 4-3, respectively. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior pitcher Rachel Garcia threw a total of 199 pitches in the circle for UCLA softball in its doubleheader against BYU and Liberty on Saturday. (Ellie Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior pitcher Rachel Garcia threw a total of 199 pitches in the circle for UCLA softball in its doubleheader against BYU and Liberty on Saturday. (Ellie Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Freshman pitcher Megan Faraimo was two outs away from pitching a perfect game against Robert Morris Friday night. Faraimo gave up just one hit and struck out 12 batters. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Softball pushes past Robert Morris 11-0 with near-perfect pitching game

Kelly Inouye-Perez said the Bruins showed off every part of their game on Friday night. “We’re focusing on all aspects of the game, and our goal is to be able to find consistency in that, and you got to see all of it tonight,” the coach said. Read more...

Photo: Freshman pitcher Megan Faraimo was two outs away from pitching a perfect game against Robert Morris Friday night. Faraimo gave up just one hit and struck out 12 batters. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Freshman pitcher Megan Faraimo was two outs away from pitching a perfect game against Robert Morris Friday night. Faraimo gave up just one hit and struck out 12 batters. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Freshman catcher Colleen Sullivan is hitting .222 on the year, having recorded six hits and four RBIs this season. Sullivan also hit a home run for the Bruins in only her second collegiate game against Hawai'i on Feb. 8. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Softball returns home for last nonconference tournament of season

After three weeks, the Bruins are back home. No. 2 UCLA softball (17-1) will conclude tournament play this weekend with the UCLA/Long Beach State Invitational, its fifth nonconference tournament of the 2019 season. Read more...

Photo: Freshman catcher Colleen Sullivan is hitting .222 on the year, having recorded six hits and four RBIs this season. Sullivan also hit a home run for the Bruins in only her second collegiate game against Hawai'i on Feb. 8. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Freshman catcher Colleen Sullivan is hitting .222 on the year, having recorded six hits and four RBIs this season. Sullivan also hit a home run for the Bruins in only her second collegiate game against Hawai'i on Feb. 8. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)


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