Wednesday, September 26

The Bruins, Huskies and Ducks have topped their conference all year, and heading into the last weekend of Pac-12 play, the Ducks and Bruins are both within spitting distance of a conference title. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Top-ranked UCLA softball, Pac-12 rivals ready to swing into postseason

For 11-straight weeks, a Pac-12 team has topped the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association softball rankings. Two teams – UCLA (48-3, 18-3 Pac-12) and Washington (44-8, 15-8) – have held the No. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins, Huskies and Ducks have topped their conference all year, and heading into the last weekend of Pac-12 play, the Ducks and Bruins are both within spitting distance of a conference title. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

The Bruins, Huskies and Ducks have topped their conference all year, and heading into the last weekend of Pac-12 play, the Ducks and Bruins are both within spitting distance of a conference title. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Senior utility Madeline Jelenicki came alive this weekend, batting in the winning run in two of the three games No. 1 UCLA played against No. 24 California. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Softball’s strong season continues with support of strong utility player

After their second-to-last conference series, No. 1 UCLA softball remains atop the Pac-12. The Bruins (48-3, 18-3 Pac-12) defeated the No. 24 Golden Bears (34-16, 7-13) by scores of 5-0, 2-1 and 10-5 over the weekend in Berkeley. Read more...

Photo: Senior utility Madeline Jelenicki came alive this weekend, batting in the winning run in two of the three games No. 1 UCLA played against No. 24 California. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Senior utility Madeline Jelenicki came alive this weekend, batting in the winning run in two of the three games No. 1 UCLA played against No. 24 California. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)


Senior second baseman Kylee Perez lead the team with three hits Tuesday night. The senior scored twice in a game where the Bruins logged 11 hits, but left a total of 15 runners on base. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Softball lacked typical dominance in defeat over Cal State Fullerton

The Bruins were not at their sharpest Tuesday night, and by the end of the game had stranded 15 runners on base. No. 1 UCLA softball (45-3, 15-3 Pac-12) beat the unranked Cal State Fullerton (29-21, 14-1 Big West) 5-3, but had plenty of opportunities to widen that 2-run gap. Read more...

Photo: Senior second baseman Kylee Perez lead the team with three hits Tuesday night. The senior scored twice in a game where the Bruins logged 11 hits, but left a total of 15 runners on base. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Senior second baseman Kylee Perez lead the team with three hits Tuesday night. The senior scored twice in a game where the Bruins logged 11 hits, but left a total of 15 runners on base. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman outfielder Aaliyah Jordan currently leads the Pac-12 with a .475 batting average, and is one of three players in the Bruins' lineup that posts a batting average above .400. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Softball’s winning streak to be tested against Cal State Fullerton’s

A winning streak will be broken Tuesday. After sweeping a pair of doubleheaders over the weekend, No. 1 UCLA softball (44-3, 15-3 Pac-12) will visit Cal State Fullerton (29-20,14-1 Big West) to finish off their nonconference regular season games. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman outfielder Aaliyah Jordan currently leads the Pac-12 with a .475 batting average, and is one of three players in the Bruins' lineup that posts a batting average above .400. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman outfielder Aaliyah Jordan currently leads the Pac-12 with a .475 batting average, and is one of three players in the Bruins' lineup that posts a batting average above .400. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Junior Nicole McNamara has led the Bruins to earn the top seed in the NCAA tournament, alongside junior Megan McNamara on court one. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Around the League: Beach volleyball qualifies for NCAA tournament, baseball ties for Pac-12 top

Beach volleyball Angie Forburger, assistant Sports editor Of the nine Pac-12 beach volleyball programs, two qualified for the NCAA tournament in Gulf Shores, Alabama this weekend. Read more...

Photo: Junior Nicole McNamara has led the Bruins to earn the top seed in the NCAA tournament, alongside junior Megan McNamara on court one. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior Nicole McNamara has led the Bruins to earn the top seed in the NCAA tournament, alongside junior Megan McNamara on court one. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore Rachel Garcia yet again turned in highlight performances on the mound for the Bruins. She tossed seven shutout innings and struck out 18 batters Friday night. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

No. 1 softball logs commanding sweeps over Oklahoma State, South Dakota

For the first time since 2014, UCLA softball entered a weekend matchup ranked as the No. 1 team in the country. The No. 1 Bruins (44-3, 15-3 Pac-12) swept a pair of doubleheaders against the No. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore Rachel Garcia yet again turned in highlight performances on the mound for the Bruins. She tossed seven shutout innings and struck out 18 batters Friday night. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore Rachel Garcia yet again turned in highlight performances on the mound for the Bruins. She tossed seven shutout innings and struck out 18 batters Friday night. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)


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