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Women's College World Series: Game Eight
NCAA Women's College World Series
Game 7 - Alabama 3 vs. Oklahoma 6Game 8 - Louisiana vs. UCLA
UCLA got on the board early this afternoon on an infield single from Caitlin Benyi,followed by a Tairia Mims single that put Benyi at third. Claire Sua singled allowing Benyi to score. Louisiana cut the lead by one in the fourth on a walk by Becky McMurtry,a single on an error by Tiffany Grayson that put runners at first and second, and a deepfly ball that scored McMurtry. The Bruins got some breathing room, though in the sixth whensenior Monique Mejia hit her second home run of her career to put UCLA up 4-1. Two batterslater, Natasha Watley tripled to center field putting the Bruins up 5-1. The Ragin' Cajunsthen brought in Afton Thoms to close out the side.
WHAT THEY SAID
"I'm pleased with how we managed to come back and be resilient. It shows ourfortitude to stay in the game.
"I'm so very proud of the team and the way we fought all year to get here. Thesegirls show they have a lot of heart. They fought through a lot of adversity. I'm soproud of them. We fought hard and tried to make adjustments. We stack up as well as anyone here."
"I wouldn't want to end my season anywhere else but here. There's only eight teamsleft in the nation and we're one of them."
Go to NCAA Championships for the complete Women's College World Series schedule, including television coverage.