UCLA run-rules Florida in walk-off fashion to advance to WCWS semifinals
Against Florida, UCLA only needed six.
The fifth-seeded Bruins advanced to the semifinals at the Women’s College World Series on Sunday with an 8-0 run-rule win over No. 14 Florida.
UCLA (50-9) scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to complete their victory in walk-off fashion when Savannah Pola smashed a 1-2 ball right back up the middle to bring two across and end the day for the Gators.
WALK IT OFF, Savannah Pola! Bruins win 8-0!
— UCLA Softball (@UCLASoftball) June 5, 2022
Holly Azevedo (21-2) was strong in the win, throwing a complete-game shutout in her first-career WCWS start. She allowed only two hits and a walk while striking out a pair of Gators. She sat Florida down in order in the first, third, and fourth innings as she was able to effectively keep the Gator offense off-kilter all day.
Offensively, Maya Brady, Kelli Godin, and Briana Perez logged two hits apiece. Brady and Perez drove in two runs each.
The Bruins will face top-seeded Oklahoma Monday at 9 a.m. PT on ESPN. If the Sooners are handed their first loss of the tournament in that contest, the teams meet again at 11:30 a.m. PT.