The good thing about the uniqueness of the College World Series is that teams get more than one chance to advance in the tournament. That comes in handy for the UCLA Softball team that went down 10-4 to the Michigan Wolverines in the Women’s College World Series.
In their first loss of the tournament, UCLA was given what they usually dish out… pain. After six straight post-season wins, UCLA was taken apart by the spry Michigan Softball team. But it was not a complete decimation, at least not at first. UCLA has started the game off with a 3-0 lead.
Delaney Spaulding scored off of a Mysha Sataraka RBI to get the Bruins on the board. Later in the inning, after a bases loaded walk, Allexis Bennett was forced home for the 2-0 score. Shortly after, Gracie Goulder gets a hit that brings home Ally Carda to end the first 3-0 UCLA.
From then on it was all Michigan. In the top of the 3rd, Michigan struck back with four runs. Though the Bruins tied the game 4-4 in the 4th, the Wolverines added the next six runs, which was topped off with three runs in the final inning to ice the game.
REMEMBER! This is the double-elimination part of the tournament. The Bruins still have another shot at making it to the final round of the Women’s College World Series. They just have to do it with an extra game added to their schedule. They face either Texas or Auburn in an elimination game at 4 p.m. PT on Saturday.
Michigan gets a bye for tomorrow and will play the UCLA-Texas/Auburn winner to advance to the final round of the tournament.