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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

There's an interesting discussion thread going on over at Ultimate College Softball. One participant posted predictions for the upcoming Pac 10 season, and others are offering their opinions. Take a look!

Update (December 11): Discussion threads focusing on several other conferences are also available at Ultimate College Softball's main college softball discussion board.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

In what this article described a "light-hearted" event, the current (2007) UCLA varsity team took on a squad of Bruin alumni earlier today. The alumni roster featured a number of illustrious names, including Natasha Watley, Lisa Fernandez, and Tairia Mims Flowers.

The game was tied after the designated number of innings, so a Home Run Derby was instituted to decide the game. Jodie Legaspi, who will be a senior for the current Bruin team this upcoming season, belted 10 homers in the long-ball competition to give her side a 12-11 win.

Now why couldn't the 2002 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which had to be ended with a tie score after 11 innings because both teams had depleted their available pitchers, have been decided that way?

The UCLA article also noted that:

UCLA Softball opens its first season under head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez on February 9, 2007, against Texas as the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

In case you hadn't heard, longtime Bruin coach Sue Enquist announced her retirement a while back (see my September 29, 2006 entry). The full UCLA schedule for the coming season is available here.