Los Angeles, CA – Facing an uphill battle going into Championships Sunday at Regionals, UCLA Softball dropped Cal State Fullerton in back to back games to advance.
In the night cap which was the Bruins third elimination game in a row, Rachel Garcia three-run homerun slammed the door in the fifth inning 6-4 ballgame.
This performance by the No 3 Bruins this weekend will carry them to next week for the Super Regionals as they host foe No 14 Arizona.
With its back against the wall in game one, UCLA’ softball team stays alive in the Los Angeles Regional round with a 3-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton.
The Bruins were lead once again by Pitcher Rachael Garcia who threw a shutout. This time, UCLA was able to take the lead in the 4th inning and Garcia did the rest with the dominating out. Garcia struck out 6 batters and went 5 innings without conceding a hit.
UCLA’s Bubba Nickles continued her strong plate appearances against the Titans. Nickles crushed a double with two outs to bring in the games first 2-runs.
With a 3-0 lead in the 7th inning, the Titans were going to go down swinging. Fullerton was able to get a runner on base with one out. Garcia forced Fullerton into a double play to keep UCLA’s hopes alive.
Now 5 PAC-12 teams advance to the Super Regionals on the Road to the Final Four!
No 1 Oregon vs No 16 Kentucky
No 3 UCLA vs No 14 Arizona
No 8 ASU vs No 9 South Carolina
No 5 Washington vs No 12 Alabama