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Softball claims UCLA’s 118th NCAA title with 5-4 victory over Oklahoma

This post was updated June 4 at 10:05 p.m. Kinsley Washington stepped up to the plate with the championship run on second. “Just whatever it took, if it was a blooper, if it was a home run, if it was a bunt, I really didn’t care, just anything to get it done,” Washington said. Read more...

Photo: UCLA softball swept Oklahoma in the championship series of the Women’s College World Series to win the program’s first national title since 2010 and UCLA’s 118th NCAA championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)



Softball advances to NCAA title series behind walk-off 10th-inning home run

This post was updated June 2 at 4:24 p.m. It was deja vu for the Bruins. Two games, two wins and redshirt junior pitcher Rachel Garcia in the circle one win away from the Women’s College World Series championship series. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior pitcher Rachel Garcia hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning of UCLA softball’s game against Washington on Sunday. The Bruins will now advance to the championship series for the first time since 2010. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)


Softball one step closer to title after taking down Pac-12 rival Arizona

The Bruins flipped the script on their Pac-12 rivals. No. 2 seed UCLA softball (53-6, 20-4 Pac-12) came out on top 6-2 over conference rival No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore infielder Malia Quarles hit a pinch-hit home run in the sixth inning to give No. 2 UCLA the lead over conference rival No.6 seed Arizona. The Bruins would go on to take the victory and advance to the Women’s College World Series semifinals. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)


Softball digs deep to find 2 homers, win against Gophers in World Series’ round 1

The Bruins continue to hit it out of the park. No. 2 seed UCLA softball (52-6, 20-4 Pac-12) defeated No. 7 seed Minnesota (46-13, 20-2 Big Ten) 7-2 in the opening round of the NCAA Women’s College World Series. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore utility Aaliyah Jordan hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning for No. 2 seed UCLA to secure the 7-2 victory over No. 7 Minnesota. UCLA will face No. 6 Arizona on Friday in the winner’s bracket. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


Softball remains determined to claim World Series title as it enters final games

The Bruins’ whole season will come down to the next week. No. 2 seed UCLA softball (51-6, 20-4 Pac-12) will begin play at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City this weekend as one of the final eight teams still in the running for the NCAA championship. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore infielder Briana Perez is hitting .529 with eight runs scored so far this postseason going into the Women’s College World Series. No. 2 seed UCLA will face No. 7 seed Minnesota on Thursday in the first game of the WCWS, and will have a chance to place better than in 2018, when the Bruins lost in the semifinals. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)


Softball’s top-to-bottom lineup strength propels team through postseason

Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez has said all season long that one through nine, the Bruins can hit and produce runs. No. 2 seed UCLA softball (51-6, 20-4 Pac-12) advanced to the Women’s College World Series after defeating James Madison (51-10, 20-1 Colonial Athletic Association) twice in a best-of-three series. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore utility Kinsley Washington and freshman utility Kelli Godin went a combined 6-for-11 and score six runs this weekend against James Madison. Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez credits this production from the bottom two spots in the lineup as a big factor in UCLA’s success so far this postseason. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)



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