Redshirt sophomore pitcher Megan Faraimo pitched a complete five innings en route to her first career perfect game. Retiring 15 straight batters, Faraimo tallied five strikeouts in just 64 pitches as No. 1 UCLA softball picked up its second mercy-rule victory on the season. (Sabrina Wu/Daily Bruin)
Megan Faraimo said she doesn’t like it when she realizes she is throwing a no-hitter because she usually jinxes it.
“I could feel it happening, but in the last inning I told myself that it was time to get over the curse,’” the redshirt sophomore pitcher said.
Even without fans in the stands, Easton Stadium has continued to provide home-field advantage for the Bruins.
No. 1 UCLA softball (5-0) will host undefeated San Diego State (5-0) on Wednesday after allowing just two runs combined in its first three games in Westwood this season.
The Bruins kicked off their first multigame weekend of the season in dramatic fashion.
No. 1 UCLA softball (3-0) picked up a pair of come-from-behind victories against Cal State Fullerton (4-6) in Fullerton on Saturday, with a 6-2 win in game one and a 10-4 victory in game two.
This post was updated Feb. 15 at 6:42 p.m.
The Bruins wasted no time picking up where they left off last season.
No. 1 UCLA softball (1-0) used a quick start to take down Fresno State (0-1) 7-0 on Friday afternoon to kick off the 2021 season.
The nation’s top softball team is back in action.
No. 1 UCLA softball will open its season against Fresno State on Friday, followed by a doubleheader against Cal Poly on Saturday.
This post was updated Aug. 18 at 5:16 p.m. to reflect a new illustration for the Swim & Dive team.
With the Pac-12’s recent cancellation of all athletic competitions for the rest of the 2020 calendar year, many UCLA sports will be waiting longer than usual to start their seasons.
Even with the nation at a standstill because of COVID-19, Jenavee Peres has been very busy in quarantine.
When you’re a graduate student, the mother of a toddler and a catcher for UCLA softball, Peres says it’s a struggle to have any free time, even during a pandemic.
When she heard that her team was getting back two star players, coach Kelly Inouye-Perez had just one thought for them.
“Welcome back,” Inouye-Perez said.
Both redshirt senior pitcher/first baseman Rachel Garcia and senior utility Bubba Nickles will rejoin UCLA softball for the 2021 season.
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