WCWS FINALS DAY ONE
UCLA 6, Arizona 5 (8)
WP Aleah Macon in relief of Megan Langenfeld. LP Kenzie Fowler 11K
A game which the Bruins thought they had won through six, a game which the Wildcats surged ahead in the 7th, a game which Langenfeld won with a home run.
1st Arizona: Lastrapes singled, out stretching it into a double; Schutzler fanned, Arredondo walked; Chambers walked; Del Ponte singled, rbi; Koria flied out to left. UCLA: DiSalvatore grounded to 3rd; Monica Harrison flied out to center; Langenfeld homered; Andrea Harrison singled, Camuso struck out. 1-1.
2nd Arizona: Arriola flied out to left, Kirker struck out, Buchanan ground out to short. UCLA: Yudin walked; Burney hit into fielder’s choice, forcing Yudin, Shull and Bates struck out.
3rd Arizona: Lastrapes singled; Schutzler forced at 2nd; Arredondo flied out to left; Chambers walked, Del Ponte flied out to center. UCLA: DiSalvatore doubled, M Harrison grounded to 3rd, Langenfeld hit a soft liner to right which eluded Buchanan’s grasp, the run scored. A Harrison and Camuso struck out.
4th Arizona: Koria flied out to short; Arriola flied out to left; Kirker struck out. UCLA: Yudin walked, Burney singled, Shull and Bates struck out.
5th Arizona: Buchanan ground to short. Lastrapes lined to the pitcher. Schutzler walked. Arredondo singled, Chamber singled, rbi, tying the score,2-all. Del Ponte ground out. UCLA: M Harrison flied out to center. Langenfeld singled, A Harrison doubled. Camuso and Yudin struck out.
6th Arizona: Koria singled to center; Arriola sacrificed. Maack fanned. Buchanan singled. Runners at the corners,Lastrapes worked a 3-2 count then fanned. UCLA: Burney walked. Shull erased her with a fielder’s choice. Bates slashed a single to left. DiSalvatore went to 3-2 then hit a dribbler to 1st. Monica Harrison also went to 3-2, then slugged a 2-run single into left corner. Langenfeld, who was 3-3, struck out. 4-2.
7th Arizona: down two runs, the Wildcats would bring up the heart of their lineup. Schutzler walked. And, as she did yesterday, K’Lee Arrendondo jacked a 2-run homer into left field. Chambers launched a rocket which struck the TV poles in deep center, 5-4 Wildcats. Aleah Macon relieved Langenfeld. Del Ponte was called out. Koria fanned. Arriola flied out to short. UCLA: Andrea Harrison struck out. Camuso flied out high and deep to Lastrapes. Yudin launched a high fly which eluded a colliding Lastrapes and Schutzler. Yudin to 2nd on the collision. Burney was given an intentional pass. Shull, who had struck out twice, hit a liner to right on an 0-1 count which Buchanan got a glove on but couldn’t hold, rbi, 5-5. Now, runners at 2nd and 3rd, a game which Arizona was three strikes from winning. Bates struck out. 5-5.
8th Arizona: Haack popped to 1st. Buchanan singled but was forced at 2nd by Lastrapes. Schutzler walked. Arredondo laid down a 3-foot bunt, bases loaded. Chambers looked at 2 balls and 3 strikes without moving her bat. UCLA: The Bruins bring up the top of their order. DiSalvatore grounded out to short. M Harrison fouled out to right. Langenfeld slugged a walkoff, game winning home run to deep center, her second dinger of the game.
Note: One llegal pitch was called on Fowler,the 23 rd called on her in the Series. Thirty-one illegal pitches were called in the Series. Five on Brombacher, two on Gammel, one on Parnaby.
Note: Langenfeld on two strikes has one home run, 4 rbi, .625. The walkoff homer was on the first pitch.
ARIZONA vs UCLA
- Arizona is 8-5 all-time against UCLA in WCWS action.
- Arizona and UCLA have met six times in the WCWS championship game/finals, with Arizona winning four of those titles. The Wildcats and Bruins last met in the WCWS championship game in 2001 (Arizona won 1-0).
- This will mark the 12th time in WCWS history that Pac-10 foes have gone head-to-head in the championship game/finals (the last time was 2004 when UCLA defeated California 3-1).
- Twenty-seven of the 29 WCWS championship games/finals have featured a Pac-10 team. The Pac-10 owns 21 national championships.
- UCLA has won 10 WCWS titles and Arizona has won eight.
- During the 2010 season, UCLA wont the first two matches, 6-5 (8), and 6-4. Arizona won the rubber match 5-3.
- The championship went to a what-if third game in 2007, Arizona winning the last two games to defeat Tennessee.
- Washington defeated Georgia in a 2009 what-if game 9-3, and won the Series defeating Florida. Texas A&M also advanced to the title game by winning a what-if game, defeating Florida 1-0 in 2008. The Aggies lost the Series to ASU. In 2004, LSU, coming out of the loser’s bracket, forced a what-if game by defeating California 4-1 in the semi-finals; the Bears won the second game 4-1, but lost the title to UCLA 3-1.
- UCLA won six of the first nine WCWS; Arizona won in 1992.