April 6, 2012
Saturday's game, set for 12 p.m., will be on TV on Fox Sports
Bach's 101st game of record ended with a final score of 9-1 in five full innings, pulling the Devils to 34-4, 6-1 Pac-12. The Bruins are 25-9 on the season, 2-3 Pac-12. The right-hander threw 65 pitches on the night, including two strikeouts and no walks. Her win is just the second time in the ASU-UCLA series that the Sun Devils have mercy-ruled the Bruins, the first coming Thursday from Escobedo's win. Bach is now 82-19 in her career.
The bottom of the third saw Katelyn Boyd come around after reaching on a walk, then stealing second before advancing home on two-consecutive wild pitches. The stolen base was Boyd's 17th of the year, which tied her for 16th in single-season stolen bases.
ASU went on to score three more runs that inning for a 6-0 lead, all off of a well-placed double from Lucy Aubrecht that ricocheted off of the center field wall.
The Bruins saw their only run of the night on a home run shot past center field from Andrea Harrison, her eighth of the year. Soon after, Annie Lockwood got in on the RBI action in the fourth, knocking in two runs with her sixth double of the season and pulling the score to 8-1. Lockwood then capped off the night with a single that plated Bailey Wigness for the final mercy-rule score of 9-1 in five frames.
Ally Carda garners the loss for UCLA, dropping her to 11-3 for the season.
Saturday's game is set for 12 p.m., and can be seen on TV on Fox Sports Arizona. Check your local listings for channel information. Sun Devil Athletic Director Steve Patterson will do an interview with Fox Sports Arizona during the televised game - stay tuned during the third inning for the inside scoop!
FOLLOW THE SUN DEVILS LIVE | Blaze Radio Link
The Blaze 1330 AM will stream all home softball games on their LiveStream channel, which can be found here. Live statistics and play-by-play action will be provided on Gametracker and Twitter (@ASUSoftball) - the links to which are available on the softball schedule page here. Free audio will also be provided on UCLA's GameCentral web site here.
VOTE FOR BOYD FOR THE LOWE'S SENIOR CLASS AWARD | Vote Here
Ten NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Katelyn Boyd has been chosen as one of the 2012 finalist. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. Vote for Katelyn here.