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    March 10, 1998

    Notre Dame Softball Drops 10-Inning Game at UCLA

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Notre Dame's softball team led 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning before falling 4-3 in 10 innings to perennial power UCLA on Tuesday. The Bruins scored single runs in the second, fifth, seventh and 10th innings for the win while the Irish took a 3-1 lead with three runs in the fifth inning. The loss drops Notre Dame to 5-11 while UCLA improves to 10-7. The Irish continue their spring break trip at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii, beginning Thurs., March 12.

    The Bruins, who left 14 runners stranded in the game, got on the board first in the second inning with a leadoff double, two walks and an error for an unearned run with no outs. Freshman Jennifer Sharron then came in to pitch for starter Angela Bessolo and used a ground ball and two pops up to keep the score 1-0.

    After managing just two base runners in the first three innings, the Irish exploded for three runs in the fifth. Lisa Tully reached on a fielders choice, went to second on a single by Kelly Rowe and scored when Jenn Giampaolo's ground ball was misplayed. Tara King then walked to set up a two-run single by Melanie Alkire, who ended the day with three of Notre Dame's six hits and a walk.

    The Bruins came right back in the bottom of the fifth with two singles to cut the lead to 3-2. The Irish missed a chance to extended the lead in the sixth by wasting a leadoff single by Sarah Mathison but preserved its lead as UCLA left the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth.

    UCLA sent the game into extra innings with a single run in the bottom of the seventh with two singles and a walk with one out. Kelly Nichols then relvived Sharron, who worked five and one-third innings, allowing just two runs on five hits. Nichols allowed a sacfirice fly to tie the game but kept the score at 3-3 when Marin Noack was thrown out on the play attempting to advance to third from second.

    Notre Dame never threatened in extra innings until Giampaolo stole second with two outs in the top of the 10th but was stranded. UCLA wasted a leadoff double in the ninth before scoring the winning run with two outs in the 10th on a single to centerfield.

    Notre Dame  000 030 000 0   3 6 3
    UCLA        010 010 100 1   4 9 1
    
    Angela Bessolo, Jennifer Sharron (2), Kelly Nichols (7) and Kris McCleary.
    Stephanie Swenson and Carissa Millsap.
    WP-Swenson 4-5. LP-Nichols 2-3.
    2B-Kim Wuest (UCLA), Marin Noack (UCLA).

    Box Score

    Notre Dame at UCLA
    Mar 10, 1998 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Easton Stadium) 
    Notre Dame 3 (5-11)
    Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
    Jenn Giampaolo cf.........  5  1  1  0  0  0   2  1  0 
    Danielle Klayman lf.......  4  0  0  0  0  0   3  0  1 
    Tara King ph..............  0  0  0  0  1  0   0  0  0 
    Melanie Alkire ss.........  3  0  3  2  1  0   2  3  0 
    Korrie Allen pr...........  0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0 
    Kristina McCleary c.......  4  0  0  0  0  0   3  2  3 
    Sarah Mathison 2b.........  4  0  1  0  0  1   5  1  1 
    Lizzy Lemire rf...........  3  0  0  0  0  0   5  0  0 
    Amy Laboe dh..............  3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0 
    Lisa Tully 3b.............  4  1  0  0  0  0   3  2  0 
    Kelly Rowe 1b.............  4  1  1  0  0  2   6  3  0 
    Angela Bessolo p..........  0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0 
    Jennifer Sharron p........  0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0 
    Kelly Nichols p...........  0  0  0  0  0  0   0  2  0 
    Totals.................... 34  3  6  2  2  3  29 14  5 
    UCLA 4 (10-7)
    Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
    Casey Hiraiwa 2b..........  3  1  1  0  2  0   4  3  0 
    Karen Hoshizaki lf........  5  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  7 
    Kim Wuest 1b..............  4  0  2  1  0  0  14  0  0 
    Danielle Martin pr........  0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0 
    Nicole Odom ss............  3  1  1  0  1  0   6  8  1 
    Marin Noack dh............  5  1  2  0  0  0   0  0  1 
    Carissa Millsap c.........  3  0  0  0  2  0   3  1  1 
    Jenny Gardner 3b..........  3  0  0  1  1  2   0  3  2 
    L. Brambila rf............  5  1  1  0  0  0   0  0  0 
    Jenna Shih cf.............  5  0  1  0  0  0   2  0  0 
    Stephanie Swenson p.......  0  0  0  0  0  0   1  5  0 
    Totals.................... 36  4  9  2  6  2  30 20 14 
    Score by innings:           R H E
    ----------------------------------------------- 
    Notre Dame  000 030 000 0 - 3 6 3
    UCLA        010 010 100 1 - 4 9 1
    ----------------------------------------------- 
    Note: 2 outs, 1 runner(s) LOB when the game ended. 
    E - J. Giampaolo(2), M. Alkire(1), A. Bessolo(2), N. Odom(8). 
    DP - Bruins 1. LOB - Irish 5, Bruins 14. 
    2B - Kim Wuest(4), Marin Noack(2).
    SB - J. Giampaolo(1), Korrie Allen(1). CS - Lizzy Lemire(2). 
    SH - Amy Laboe(1), K. Hoshizaki(6), N. Odom(3). SF - J. Gardner(3). 
    Notre Dame           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
    Angela Bessolo...... 1.0 1  1  0  2  0  4  8
    Jennifer Sharron.... 5.1 5  2  2  2  2 21 25
    Kelly Nichols....... 3.1 3  1  0  2  0 11 14
    UCLA                 IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF 
    Stephanie Swenson...10.0 6  3  0  2  3 34 38	
    Win - S. Swenson 4-5. Loss - K. Nichols 2-3. Save - None. 
    WP - S. Swenson(7).
    HBP - by A. Bessolo (C. Hiraiwa), by J. Sharron (Kim Wuest), by S. Swenson (Lizzy Lemire). 
    Umpires -
    Start: 1:00 pm Time: 2:50 Attendance: 166 
    A. Bessolo faced 4 batters in the 2nd.
    

    Play-by-play

    Notre Dame inning 1

    J. Giampaolo flied out to cf. D. Klayman lined out to p. M. Alkire singled to center field. K. McCleary grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

    UCLA inning 1

    C. Hiraiwa hit by pitch. K. Hoshizaki out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; C. Hiraiwa advanced to second. Kim Wuest flied out to rf. N. Odom grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

    Notre Dame inning 2

    S. Mathison grounded out to 2b. Lizzy Lemire grounded out to ss. Amy Laboe grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

    UCLA inning 2

    Marin Noack doubled to right center. C. Millsap walked. J. Gardner walked; C. Millsap advanced to second; Marin Noack advanced to third. L. Brambila reached on a fielding error by p; J. Gardner advanced to second; C. Millsap advanced to third; Marin Noack scored, unearned. J. Sharron to p for A. Bessolo. Jenna Shih popped up to 3b. C. Hiraiwa reached on a fielder's choice; L. Brambila advanced to second; J. Gardner advanced to third; C. Millsap out at home 1b to c. K. Hoshizaki popped up to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

    Notre Dame inning 3

    Lisa Tully grounded out to ss. Kelly Rowe grounded out to ss. J. Giampaolo lined out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

    UCLA inning 3

    Kim Wuest hit by pitch. N. Odom out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Kim Wuest advanced to second. Marin Noack grounded out to ss. C. Millsap flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

    Notre Dame inning 4

    D. Klayman grounded out to p. M. Alkire singled to center field. Korrie Allen pinch ran for M. Alkire. Korrie Allen stole second. K. McCleary grounded out to ss. Korrie Allen advanced to third on a wild pitch. S. Mathison struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

    UCLA inning 4

    M. Alkire to ss for Korrie Allen. J. Gardner struck out swinging. L. Brambila grounded out to 3b. Jenna Shih grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

    Notre Dame inning 5

    Lizzy Lemire hit by pitch. Amy Laboe out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Lizzy Lemire advanced to second. Lisa Tully reached on a fielder's choice; Lizzy Lemire out at second p to 2b. Kelly Rowe singled to left field; Lisa Tully advanced to second. J. Giampaolo reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second; Kelly Rowe advanced to second on a throwing error by ss, advanced to third; Lisa Tully scored, unearned. Tara King pinch hit for D. Klayman. Tara King walked. D. Klayman to lf for Tara King. M. Alkire singled to center field, 2 RBI; D. Klayman advanced to second; J. Giampaolo scored, unearned; Kelly Rowe scored, unearned. K. McCleary popped up to ss. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

    UCLA inning 5

    C. Hiraiwa singled to right field. K. Hoshizaki grounded out to c; C. Hiraiwa advanced to second. Kim Wuest singled, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; C. Hiraiwa scored. D. Martin pinch ran for Kim Wuest. N. Odom flied out to lf. Marin Noack reached on a fielder's choice; D. Martin out at second ss unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

    Notre Dame inning 6

    Kim Wuest to 1b for D. Martin. S. Mathison singled. Lizzy Lemire reached on a fielder's choice; S. Mathison out at second p to ss. Lizzy Lemire out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Amy Laboe out at first p to ss to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

    UCLA inning 6

    C. Millsap lined out to lf. J. Gardner struck out. L. Brambila reached on a fielding error by ss. Jenna Shih singled to right field, advanced to second; L. Brambila advanced to third. C. Hiraiwa walked. K. Hoshizaki popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

    Notre Dame inning 7

    Lisa Tully grounded out to ss. Kelly Rowe struck out. J. Giampaolo lined out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

    UCLA inning 7

    Kim Wuest flied out to rf. N. Odom singled to left field. Marin Noack singled to left field; N. Odom advanced to second. C. Millsap walked; Marin Noack advanced to second; N. Odom advanced to third. K. Nichols to p for J. Sharron. J. Gardner flied out to cf, SF, RBI; C. Millsap advanced to second; Marin Noack out at second cf to c to 3b to 2b; N. Odom scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

    Notre Dame inning 8

    D. Klayman lined out to ss. M. Alkire walked. K. McCleary lined into double play 2b to 1b; M. Alkire out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

    UCLA inning 8

    L. Brambila flied out to rf. Jenna Shih lined out to ss. C. Hiraiwa walked. K. Hoshizaki grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

    Notre Dame inning 9

    S. Mathison grounded out to ss. Lizzy Lemire grounded out to 2b. Amy Laboe grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

    UCLA inning 9

    Kim Wuest doubled to right field. N. Odom intentionally walked. Marin Noack lined out to rf. C. Millsap reached on a fielder's choice; N. Odom advanced to second; Kim Wuest out at third p to 3b. J. Gardner out at first p to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

    Notre Dame inning 10

    Lisa Tully out at first 3b to 2b. Kelly Rowe struck out looking. J. Giampaolo singled to shortstop. J. Giampaolo stole second. D. Klayman popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

    UCLA inning 10

    L. Brambila singled to right field. Jenna Shih lined out to cf. C. Hiraiwa flied out to lf. K. Hoshizaki singled to center field; L. Brambila advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by cf, unearned. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

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