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Sunday March 3, 2002Softball Loses to UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

The Florida softball team lost 11-1 to UCLA in what turned out to be their final game in the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament at Easton Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.

UCLA scored first in the top of the first inning. Natasha Watley led off with a single to the short stop. Amanda Freed followed with a single to left field. Clare Sua walked to load the bases. Mandy Schuerman came in to replace starter Amanda Knowles with three-time All-American Stacey Nuveman coming up to bat. Nuveman flew out to right field to score Watley. The second run of the inning scored on another sacrifice fly. This one by Stephanie Ramos to left field, scoring Freed.

Florida answered in the bottom of the inning. Mandy Schuerman started the Gators with a double to left field. Jackie Marchetta reached on an error by the UCLA thirdbaseman. Ashley Cutcliff had the RBI single that scored Schuerman for the Gators only run.

The Bruins added two unearned runs off one hit and two Gator errors in the third, one run in the fourth and had a big seventh inning with six runs on six hits and an error.

The team started to play the second game and Florida struck quickly going ahead 3-0 on a Jennifer Mossadeghi three-run homer over the left centerfield fence. The Bruins scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to make the score 3-2. But the game will never be completed as it was called going into the bottom of the third because of darkness. Because five innings were not played the game does not count in any official stats.

The Gators now have an even 12-12 record on the season. They travel to Fullerton, Calif. To face the No. 16 Cal State Fullerton Titans on Wednesday.

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