2010 NCAA Division Women's College World Series - Championship Series Game 1
No. 5 UCLA 6, No. 10 Arizona 5 (8 innings) | Box Score
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Senior Megan Langenfeld hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give UCLA the 6-5 win in game one of the 2010 Women's College World Series Championship Series on Monday night at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
Arizona (52-13) got the scoring going in the top of the first when freshman Brigette Del Ponte hit a single to left field that allowed senior K'Lee Arredondo to cross the plate, giving the Wildcats an early 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the inning, Langenfeld started the scoring for UCLA by hitting her first of two home runs on the evening, a solo shot to right field that tied the game at one.
In the third, UCLA (49-11) took the lead on a single from Langenfeld to right field that scored juinor GiOnna DiSalvatore.
Arizona returned the favor in the fifth on a single to right from junior Stacie Chambers that allowed junior Lauren Schutzler to score and tie the game for a second time.
UCLA broke the tie in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run double down the left field line from junior Monica Harrison to make the score 4-2, heading into the seventh.
After a lead-off walk from Schutzler, Arredondo tied the game for Arizona in the seventh with her second home run of the tournament.
In the next at bat, Chambers scored the go-ahead run for the Wildcats with a long ball of her own that was rocketed into center field, making the score 5-4.
With two outs and no one aboard, sophomore Dani Yudin came up with a clutch double to right field for the Bruins, keeping their chances of a series opening win alive.
After an intentional walk from Arizona, UCLA sent the game into extra innings on a double from senior Kaila Shull that allowed Yudin to score and tie the game at five.
The Wildcats had their chances in the eighth, but were unable to capitalize on a bases loaded opportunity with two outs.
In the bottom of the inning, Arizona pitcher Kenzie Fowler quickly retired DiSalvatore and Harrison, giving UCLA one last chance to win the game and prevent a ninth inning.
Langenfeld answered the call for the Bruins and sent the ball over the center field fence on the second pitch to give UCLA a 6-5 win and more importantly a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series.
Langenfeld, who pitched six innings for the Bruins, went 4-for-5 in the contest with two runs and three RBIs, while striking out five in the circle. Langenfeld now has a tournament-high .714 batting average through four games at the WCWS
Sophomore Aleah Macon (12-1) picked up the win for UCLA by allowing no runs on just two hits with three strikeouts and a walk in two innings of work
Arizona's Fowler fell to 39-7 on the year by giving up six runs off of 12 hits, while striking out 12.
The win gives the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the championship series heading into game two on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. CDT. A UCLA win in the contest would give the Bruins their 11th National Championship, but should Arizona win it would force a decisive, winner-takes-all game three on Wednesday night, also at 7 p.m. CDT.