UCLA wraps up regular season with 2-1 win over ASU

NCAA Softball 2018: ASU vs UCLA live action at Easton Stadium Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore)

Los Angeles, CA – UCLA Senior Madeline Jenecki had both of the Bruins RBI’s Saturday afternoon to lead UCLA to a 2-1 victory over Arizona State.

In the 9th inning Jenecki let it rip on the first pitch of her at-bat for a walk-off home run.

“Their pitcher, just hats off to her,” said Jenecki. “I think that was the best thing that could’ve happen before post-season. Is getting to see a pitcher with that caliber of pitches.”

UCLA never trailed. The Bruins took the lead in the 4th inning. UCLA’s Briana Perez reached base with a walk. After a sack fly that moved Perez to 3rd, Jenecki stepped up to the plate and delivered a single to bring Perez home for a 1-0.

Freshman Holly Azevedo got the starting nod for the last game of the series and was impressive the entire afternoon. Azevedo pitched 5 2/3 innings striking out 7 batters, allowing 1 run.

Freshman Rachael Garcia finished off the game for the Bruins. Garcia struck out 3 in 3 1/3 innings.

The Bruins head into the Post-season ranked #1 and will hold regionals at home.