June 4, 2005

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June 2-8, 2005
Don E. Porter ASA Hall of Fame Stadium
Oklahoma City, Okla.


Game 5: UCLA 3, Tennessee 1

  • UCLA advances in the winners' bracket and will play a yet-to-be-determined opponent in Game 11 on Sunday at noon CDT. Tennessee will return to action Saturday in Game 10 at 8 p.m. against the winner of the DePaul/Alabama elimination game.
  • An Emily Zaplatosch run-scoring single in the first inning snapped a scoreless innings streak of 43.2 innings by Tennessee hurler Monica Abbott. The streak dated back to the Lady Volunteers' SEC Tournament game against Alabama on May 13. The UT southpaw has allowed just four runs (two earned) in the last 108.1 innings.
  • UCLA is 16-2 when it scores in the first inning this season and 26-6 when it plates the first run of a game.
  • In 21 WCWS appearances, UCLA has won its first two games of the tournament on 13 occasions.
  • Ten teams have won the WCWS after losing a game in the tourney. The most recent team was UCLA in 2003.
  • UCLA 2B Caitlin Benyi extended her hitting streak to eight games with a third-inning single. It tied a season high for the junior.
  • Tennessee 1B Tonya Callahan tied the game with her team-leading 10th home run of the season in the fourth inning. The 10 home runs are tied with four others for the sixth best single-season mark in Lady Vols history.
  • Abbott hit the century mark with her 100th career start in tonight's game.
  • Abbott has 582 strikeouts this season, which ties her own 2004 mark for the second best single-season total in NCAA history. The NCAA record of 663 was set by Courtney Blades of Southern Miss in 2000.



  • Anjelica Selden's 439 strikeouts ranks as the 18th best single-season mark in NCAA history. She also recorded her 24th double-figure strikeout game of the season with 10 K's tonight.
  • Tennessee committed two errors tonight and has just three errors in the 2005 NCAA postseason. Lady Vols 3B Kristi Durant's fifth-inning miscue gave UCLA an extra at bat, which allowed UCLA SS Jodie Legaspi to drive in the go-ahead unearned run with a single.
  • Tonight marked just the fourth time this season that an opponent has scored at least three runs off Abbott. Only one of three runs surrendered by Abbott against UCLA was earned. Georgia (twice) and Auburn were the other opponents to plate at least three runs against the Lady Volunteers' ace.


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