Saturday, April 29

Junior Selina Ta'amilo and the Bruins will head up to Stanford to take on the Cardinal in their second-to-last conference series. UCLA is currently on a five-game win streak. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
Junior Selina Ta'amilo and the Bruins will head up to Stanford to take on the Cardinal in their second-to-last conference series. UCLA is currently on a five-game win streak. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Gabrielle Maurice had an RBI single to open up the scoring in the second inning. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)
Gabrielle Maurice had an RBI single to open up the scoring in the second inning. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

In last week's midweek contest against Cal State Fullerton, senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding went 2-for-4 with a run scored. UCLA will face Cal State Northridge – another midweek opponent – Wednesday. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
In last week's midweek contest against Cal State Fullerton, senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding went 2-for-4 with a run scored. UCLA will face Cal State Northridge – another midweek opponent – Wednesday. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Senior outfielder Gabrielle Maurice blasted a shot to left-center that almost cleared the wall. Even though it didn't, it was good enough for a walk-off double. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
Senior outfielder Gabrielle Maurice blasted a shot to left-center that almost cleared the wall. Even though it didn't, it was good enough for a walk-off double. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

UCLA got through its midweek matchup without putting redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia in the circle, which could help them against Cal, who used its primary pitcher in its Tuesday game. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
UCLA got through its midweek matchup without putting redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia in the circle, which could help them against Cal, who used its primary pitcher in its Tuesday game. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Brianna Tautalafua went 4-for-4, homered twice and picked up four RBIs in Tuesday's win. The sophomore third baseman is now batting .302 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs on the season. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Softball tops Cal State Fullerton with strong leadership in the circle

UCLA softball picked up a win Tuesday, and found a way to do it without Rachel Garcia in the circle. The redshirt freshman has thrown over 40 percent of the innings for the Bruins this season, and coach Kelly Inouye-Perez called her staff’s ability to give Garcia the night off “huge.” “As you can see, we’re heavily relying on Rachel, but we do have a staff,” Inouye-Perez said. Read more...

Brianna Tautalafua went 4-for-4, homered twice and picked up four RBIs in Tuesday's win. The sophomore third baseman is now batting .302 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs on the season. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball will take a break from Pac-12 play Tuesday with a matchup against Cal State Fullerton. When those two teams met earlier this year at the Judi Garman classic, the Bruins won 2-0. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
UCLA softball will take a break from Pac-12 play Tuesday with a matchup against Cal State Fullerton. When those two teams met earlier this year at the Judi Garman classic, the Bruins won 2-0. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)


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