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SB Roundup 4-12-17: Bruins take series from previously undefeated Oregon

UCLA’s outstanding pitching gets them a huge series win, while Arizona’s bats explode for 41 runs in 3 games against Stanford

Husky Softball team celebrates after defeating Arizona State 4-0.
Ed Strong


Oregon State at Washington (Huskies win 2-1):

Huskies 4, Beavers 3 (suspended after 2 innings on Friday, finished on Saturday as a doubleheader)
Beavers 2, Huskies 1
Huskies 10, Beavers 8

Stanford at Arizona (Wildcats win 3-0):

Wildcats 20, Cardinal 1 (5)
Wildcats 12, Cardinal 0 (5)
Wildcats 9, Cardinal 1 (5)

Oregon at UCLA (Bruins win 2-1):
Bruins 2, Ducks 0
Bruins 1, Ducks 0 (9)
Ducks 11, Bruins 4

California at Utah (Utes win 2-0, game 3 snowed out):
Utes 7, Golden Bears 6
Utes 12, Golden Bears 2 (5)

High Five

Rachel Garcia, R-Fr. pitcher, UCLA

Her heavy workload caught up to her on the Sunday finale, as she was tagged for 6 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits while walking 2 and striking out 2. But Garcia’s performance in the first two games of the series was flawless. She threw a complete game shutout in game one, then came right back to finish off game two in extras after Ta’amilo went the first six. Garcia’s line through the first two games against a team that hadn’t lost all season:

10 innings
7 hits
0 runs
0 walks
6 strikeouts
2 wins

Maggie Balint, Fr. pitcher, Oregon

She came up on the short end on Saturday, but she looked even more dominant than Garcia in the middle game of the series before an unearned run ended her outing (and the game). Perhaps most impressively, Balint did not even allow a runner to reach second base until the 8th inning. Her line:

8 13 innings
2 hits
1 run, unearned
2 walks
4 strikeouts

Hannah Flippen, Sr. 2nd base, Utah

The Utes and Golden Bears were unable to play their scheduled series finale on Sunday, which might have had just a wee bit to do with this:

But in the first two games of their series in Salt Lake City, Flippen was a terror for Cal pitchers. She was only retired once in seven plate appearances. Her stats for the weekend:

1 HR
4 runs
2 walks

Katiyana Mauga, Sr. 3B, Arizona

When your team scores 41 runs in three games, a lot of players are going to rack up stats. There’s a bunch of different players I could list here. But Mauga launched 4 bombs and nearly had a fifth that was caught above the wall by the Stanford LF. Her line:

4 HR
5 runs

Ali Aguilar, Sr. SS, Washington

All three games between the Beavers and Huskies in Seattle were tight games. The first two, both contested on Saturday due to Mother Nature’s unwillingness to cooperate on Friday, were low-scoring affairs, but the bats exploded for both sides on Sunday. Washington’s star senior reached base eight times in the series. Aguilar’s line:

1 HR
2 2B
4 runs
1 SB
4 walks

Standings with New Rankings

#2 Arizona (40-1, 12-0 Pac-12)

#4 Oregon (36-2, 9-2)

#14 Utah (26-7, 8-2)

#12 Washington (29-9, 6-6)

#8 UCLA (28-10, 4-5)

(RV) California (22-13, 3-8)

#23 Arizona State (23-12, 2-7)

Oregon State (19-17, 2-7)

Stanford (16-19, 0-9)

This Week's Matchups

Note: Due to Easter Sunday, all conference matchups this week run from Thursday to Saturday

#12 Washington at #4 Oregon

Thu, 4 PM - P12 Net/WA/OR
Fri, 7 PM - P12 Net/WA/OR
Sat, Noon - P12 WA/OR

#2 Arizona at #14 Utah

Thu, 6 PM - P12 AZ/Mtn
Fri, 3 PM - P12 Mtn (AZ online)
Sat, 11 AM - P12 AZ (Mtn online)

#23 Arizona State at Stanford

Thu, 4 PM - P12 AZ/Bay
Fri, 5 PM - P12 AZ/Bay
Sat, Noon - FREE at

#8 UCLA at Oregon State

Thu, 2 PM - P12 Net/LA/OR
Fri, 3 PM - P12 OR (LA online)
Sat, 2 PM - P12 LA (OR online)

(RV) California is off from Pac-12 play this week, but the Golden Bears do play three non-conference games (no stream available for any of them):

Wed, 4 PM: St. Mary’s at Cal
Fri, 4 PM: Fresno State at Cal
Sat, 1 PM: Fresno State at Cal