2010 NCAA Division Women's College World Series - Game 5
No. 5 UCLA 5, No. 16 Hawaii 2 | Box Score
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Fifth-seeded UCLA used three home runs to top the 16-seed Hawaii, 5-2, on Friday and and advance to Sunday's semifinals at the 2010 NCAA Women's College World Series at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
Sophomore Samantha Camuso was the first of three Bruins to go yard on the day when she drove in sophomore Dani Yudin with a blast to left field in the second inning.
The Bruins (47-11) added another run later in the inning when junior GiOnna DiSalvatore hit an single up the middle that brought around senior Julie Burney.
In the top of the fourth, Burney led off the inning by hitting the Bruins' second home run of the day with a solo shot to left field that pushed UCLA's lead out to 4-0.
In the bottom of the inning, Hawaii sophomore Alexandra Aguirre fought her way through 16 pitches before she found the one she wanted and sent it out of the park, cutting the lead to 4-2 in the process.
However, in the sixth inning UCLA slammed the door on any comeback by the Rainbow Wahine (50-15) when sophomore Andrea Harrison went yard for the third time in the 2010 WCWS with a solo home run that capped the scoring at 5-2.
UCLA senior Megan Langenfeld improved to 13-1 on the year with win by allowing just two runs off of six hits with six strikeouts.
Sophomore Stephanie Ricketts (30-9) of Hawaii was charged with loss after allowing three runs off of two hits with two walks and no strikeouts in one inning of work.
Hawaii will now take on the winner of Saturday's 1:30 p.m. CDT game between Arizona and Washington, later that night at 8:30 p.m. in an elimination game. Meanwhile, UCLA advances to Sunday's first semi-final where it will take on either Missouri, Washington, Georgia or Tennessee at 12 p.m.