Saturday, April 4

Softball looks to wrangle No. 3 Texas Longhorns in upcoming game

Just one team separates the Bruins and Longhorns in the national rankings. No. 1 UCLA softball (15-0) will square off against No. 3 Texas (16-2) on Thursday at Easton Stadium in its highest-ranked matchup of the regular season so far. Read more...

Photo: Junior infielder Briana Perez had three hits in No. 1 UCLA softball’s first meeting against San Diego this season. The Bruins will face the Toreros during the San Diego Classic this weekend, one of four games the team will play. (David Rimer/Daily Bruin)


Vinny Vents: Reliable backup pitchers necessary for softball to succeed

Driving along I-10 into Cathedral City, California, softball fans en route to the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic saw a billboard. It was an advertisement for the tournament, but it didn’t feature Team USA pitchers Monica Abbott or Rachel Garcia – both of whom have racked up their fair share of hardware over the years. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore pitcher Megan Faraimo has posted a 0.73 ERA in nine victories for UCLA softball so far in 2020. Faraimo is the Bruins’ new No. 1 starter after she filled the No. 2 spot in 2019. (Jack Stenzel/Daily Bruin)


With undefeated record, UCLA softball continues tradition of strong season starts

In the early stages of the season, the Bruins tend not to lose. No. 1 UCLA softball (15-0) has gone undefeated through the first three weeks of the season for the third straight year, most recently winning all four of its games at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. Read more...

Photo: No. 1 UCLA softball has started its 2020 campaign undefeated through the first three weeks of play, the third year in a row that the Bruins have gone through that timespan of the season without a loss. (David Rimer/Daily Bruin)


Softball sweeps Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic for third consecutive year

This post was updated Feb. 24 at 1:03 p.m. Sophomore pitcher Megan Faraimo had the ball in her hands for 25 innings over the course of three days. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore pitcher Megan Faraimo struck out a career-high 16 batters in No. 1 UCLA softball’s 3-1 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday, including eight in a row between the sixth and eighth innings. (David Rimer/Daily Bruin)


Softball aims to knock second tournament weekend in a row out of park

This post was updated Feb. 24 at 12:28 a.m. The Bruins will return to California as the top-ranked team in the nation. No. 1 UCLA softball (11-0) will travel to Cathedral City, California, to compete in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, playing against Texas A&M (10-3) on Friday, Wisconsin (6-3) and No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore pitcher Megan Faraimo and No. 1 UCLA softball defeated three ranked teams in its last tournament, and will face No. 7 Florida among its five opponents this weekend at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)


Softball finds success with strong offensive, pitching performances

For redshirt junior outfielder Aaliyah Jordan, the ball looked more like a “balloon” this weekend. “I was just seeing the ball really well,” Jordan said. “I was seeing it well even during warmups.” No. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior outfielder Aaliyah Jordan has the second-highest batting average in the Pac-12 at .577, while No. 2 UCLA softball’s team batting average sits at .406. (David Rimer/Daily Bruin)


UCLA softball sweeps invitational, claiming victories against 3 ranked opponents

Redshirt junior outfielder Aaliyah Jordan performed an impromptu dugout interview with ESPN’s Beth Mowins amid a nine-run sixth inning against USF for UCLA. “We call that ‘Bruin magic,'” Jordan said. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior outfielder Aaliyah Jordan drove in the tying and winning runs in the top of the seventh inning of No. 2 UCLA softball’s 3-2 victory over No. 5 Florida State to wrap up the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational over the weekend. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)



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