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Oklahoma vs. UCLA | 2019 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
Feb 23, 2019
The second-ranked Bruins scored seven unanswered runs to knock off No. 4 Oklahoma, 7-1, while going late into Friday night and Saturday morning to mercy-rule Missouri by a score of 11-3 in six innings.
Against the Sooners (10-2), UCLA (10-0) got a complete-game, four-hit performance from redshirt junior Rachel Garcia. She tied a season high with 15 strikeouts, allowing just one run and two walks. Garcia struck out the side in the second, sixth and seventh and two apiece in the third and fourth, adding 1-2-3 frames in the first and seventh. At the plate, the Bruins had eight hits from six different players, as sophomores Briana Perez and Kinsley Washington both had two-hit contests.
Oklahoma struck first in the top of the second on a solo homer by Fale Aviu, but the Bruins got a clutch, two-out hit in the bottom of the third to take the lead for good. With one out, Washington, freshman Kelli Godin and Perez had successive infield singles. One out later, redshirt sophomore Aaliyah Jordan stroked a double to right-center to clear the bases to make it 3-1.
The Bruins added three more in the fourth. Senior Taylor Pack reached on an error to open the inning and freshman Colleen Sullivan walked, with senior Stevie Wisz running for Sullivan. One out later, Washington singled through the 3-4 hole to bring in Pack to make it 4-1. Following another out, Perez singled to right to plate Wisz and Washington to extend the lead to 6-1.
In the sixth, junior Bubba Nickles extended her hitting streak to 21 games with a solo homer to left, her fifth bomb of the season, to make it 7-1.