No. 12 UCLA Muscles Past Host Cal State Fullerton, 8-1
March 7, 2007
FULLERTON, CA - Visiting UCLA slugged five home runs on the night and starter Anjelica Selden struck out 12 in the complete-game effort to help lift the No. 12 Bruins to an 8-1 victory over host Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday night in front of 1,140 fans at Anderson Family Field.
The loss drops the Titans to 14-9 overall while UCLA improved to 16-6 overall with the win.
Krista Colburn, who finished 3-for-5 on the night, homered to lead off the game and a 1-0 lead for the Bruins and jumpstarted a Bruins offense that also got a three-run home run by Julie Burney in the third, and three solo shots from Kaila Shull, Megan Langenfeld, and Jaisa Creps in the fourth to put the game out of reach.
Whitney Holum also drove home a run with an RBI single in the third.
Both moved up 60 feet on a wild pitch and Van Boxmeer scored on a sacrifice fly by Kiki Munoz to cut the lead to 8-1.
Selden allowed just two hits - both in the second inning on a single by Munoz and a ground-rule double by Katie Gollhardt - while walking just three in improving to 9-3 on the season.
Fullerton senior Candice Baker (8-4) was stuck with the loss, charged with seven runs on nine hits while striking out seven in 3 2/3 innings of work. Brooke Weekley pitched the rest of the way, allowing just one run on four hits and striking out six.
Cal State Fullerton returns to the field next week as the Titans host the second annual Judi Garman Classic at Anderson Family Field. Fullerton opens tournament play on Wednesday (March 14) at 6 p.m. as the Titans play host to Texas.