UCLA softball eliminated from NCAA Tournament in stunning fashion
UCLA softball has been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.
The Bruins lost both games of their regional, including an elimination contest to Liberty on Saturday night. UCLA previously lost to Grand Canyon in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, sending it to the loser’s bracket.
UCLA fell 2-1 to Liberty, ending its season. The Bruins led for most of the game, but they gave up a home run in the 4th and a two-out, RBI single in the 7th that proved to be the game-winner.
Here’s the final out:
THAT'S BALLGAME 😤@LibertySB sends No. 2 UCLA home early‼️ pic.twitter.com/m4LWaDIV4S
— espnW (@espnW) May 21, 2023
UCLA was unable to scratch a run across after getting a first-inning solo home run from Megan Grant to lead off the game. The Bruins finished with 7 hits, including 3 from Aaliyah Jordan.
It’s a stunning exit for a UCLA team that was amongst the favorites to win the National Championship. Excluding the COVID-impacted 2020 this season, this is the first time UCLA has not reached the Super Regionals since 2013.