softball-d1 flag

UCLA Athletics | March 3, 2017

No. 7 UCLA blanks No. 14 Michigan 4-0

  UCLA redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia picked up her seventh win of the season.

FULLERTON, Calif. - Redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia and junior Johanna Grauer combined on a five-hit shutout of No. 14 Michigan on Thursday, while junior Madeline Jelenicki and sophomore Zoe Shaw each had a pair of hits and an RBI, as the seventh-ranked Bruins blanked the Wolverines 4-0 at the Judi Garman Classic at Anderson Family Field.

The Bruins (14-3) had seven hits from five different players. Garcia improved to 7-3 on the season, striking out six and giving up five hits and no walks in 5 1/3 innings. She had a 1-2-3 frame in the fourth, striking out a pair. Grauer started and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings of hitless ball, walking three.

The Bruins scored a pair of runs on a pair of doubles in the third. Senior Gabrielle Maurice led off with a walk and scored on a Shaw double to left-center. Senior Delaney Spaulding followed with a double to center to plate Shaw to make it 2-0.

UCLA added two insurance runs in the sixth. Sophomore Paige Halstead led off with a single to left and moved to second on an error, with freshman Jenna Crawford coming in to run. Jelenicki followed with a single to right-center to score Crawford to make it 3-0, as Jelenicki took second on an error. Sophomore Brianna Tautalafua then singled to center to plate Jelenicki with the Bruins' fourth run.

Michigan (10-5-1) left runners on base in six of the seven innings and 10 total.

The Bruins take on No. 1 Florida on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Fullerton's Anderson Family Field.

By the numbers: Breaking down every super regional match up in DI softball

Play in the super regionals begins on Thursday, May 23. To preview those, we broke down the numbers in each match-up and identified each team's best hitter and best pitcher.
READ MORE

2019 NCAA softball tournament: A complete guide to the super regionals

The 2019 NCAA Division I softball super regionals tournament kicks off Thursday with the first set of games. Here’s everything you need to know about the 16 teams that remain in the hunt a spot at the 2019 women’s college world series. 
READ MORE

College baseball rankings: UCLA is No. 1 for 10th straight week; Mississippi State jumps into top 3

For the 10th week in a row, UCLA is No. 1 in the D1Baseball Top 25. Here is the full top 25.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners