Friday, November 16

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)



Redshirt sophomore Rachel Garcia has led the Bruins through Pac-12 play from within the circle. She currently owns an ERA of just 1.3 in over 42 2/3 innings pitched against conference teams. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Softball consistently comes out swinging in competitive conference games

So far, UCLA softball has passed the test of conference play with flying colors. The No. 3 Bruins (40-3, 15-3 Pac-12) have won 15 of their 18 conference games this season, most recently pulling off a three-game sweep over the No. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore Rachel Garcia has led the Bruins through Pac-12 play from within the circle. She currently owns an ERA of just 1.3 in over 42 2/3 innings pitched against conference teams. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore Rachel Garcia has led the Bruins through Pac-12 play from within the circle. She currently owns an ERA of just 1.3 in over 42 2/3 innings pitched against conference teams. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Senior pitcher Selina Ta’amilo tossed 5 1/3 inings of shutout softball against the No. 1 Washington Huskies on Sunday before being relieved by redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia, who finished the job, completing the 1-0 shutout. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Softball closes strong weekend for the Bruins with three-game sweep

UCLA Athletics had a big weekend. Football fans got a glimpse of next year’s squad in the spring game, baseball outscored crosstown rival USC 42-6 in a three-game sweep and gymnastics brought national championship No. Read more...

Photo: Senior pitcher Selina Ta’amilo tossed 5 1/3 inings of shutout softball against the No. 1 Washington Huskies on Sunday before being relieved by redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia, who finished the job, completing the 1-0 shutout. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior pitcher Selina Ta’amilo tossed 5 1/3 inings of shutout softball against the No. 1 Washington Huskies on Sunday before being relieved by redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia, who finished the job, completing the 1-0 shutout. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


After nearly a month away from the circle, redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia returned to pitch in relief for the Bruins during their series with Arizona. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball regains key players in time to sweep Arizona

Rachel Garcia had not pitched for No. 4 UCLA softball for nine consecutive games, but the redshirt sophomore ace returned to the circle against No. 12 Arizona over the weekend. Read more...

Photo: After nearly a month away from the circle, redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia returned to pitch in relief for the Bruins during their series with Arizona. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

After nearly a month away from the circle, redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia returned to pitch in relief for the Bruins during their series with Arizona. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)


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