SDSU Falls to No. 12/8 UCLA, 1-0, on Illegal Pitch
Feb. 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
The San Diego State softball team fell to No. 12/8 UCLA, 1-0, on an illegal pitch (balk) in the fifth inning on the final day of the 22nd annual Campbell/Cartier Classic Sunday at SDSU Softball Stadium.
The decisive inning started with Dani Yudin getting hit by a pitch. Sam Duran replaced Yudin, and moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Ally Carda and to third on a groundout by Marti Reed. With a 2-1 count, Aztec (7-4) redshirt junior Rebecca Arbino (Clovis, Calif./Texas A&M) was called for an illegal pitch, which allowed Duran to score the only run of the game.
It was tough ending for Arbino, who allowed the lone run on just four hits (all singles), a walk and a hit batter over seven innings. She struck out four Bruins (10-0), who came into the game with a .412 team batting average, 13 home runs, 28 doubles and 81 runs in nine contests.
UCLA pitcher Jessica Hall was just as effective, giving up three hits (all singles) and a walk, while striking out six over the complete game shutout.
Sophomore Hayley Miles (Antelope, Calif.) singled and walked to lead the SDSU offense, while juniors Kristin May (Corona, Calif.) and Tiffany Corder (San Clemente, Calif./UC Santa Barbara) each added pinch-hit singles.
Katie Schroeder had two hits to pace the Bruins.
All four of San Diego State losses this season have been by one run and three have been against nationally ranked schools (and the other had votes in both national polls).
The Aztecs head to the Cathedral City Classic this weekend to take on No. 4/4 Oklahoma (6 p.m. PT) and No. 13/13 Texas (8:30 p.m. PT) on Thursday, New Mexico State (8 p.m. PT) on Friday, Iowa State (10 a.m. PT) on Saturday and No. 8/12 Stanford (1 p.m. PT) and Cal State Northridge (3 p.m. PT) on Sunday.
22nd Annual Campbell/Cartier Classic
Feb. 19, 2012 - SDSU Softball Stadium
No. 12/8 UCLA 1, (--/rv) San Diego State 0
UCLA (10-0) 000 010 0 -- 1 4 0
San Diego State (7-4) 000 000 0 -- 0 3 2
Hall and Yudin; Arbino and Tamayo, Kr. May (6)
W - Hall, 4-0; L - Arbino, 1-1