Duran's clutch hitting sparks Bruins

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Pac-10 player of the year Andrea
Duran hit a triple and a solo home run to lead UCLA over Alabama
4-1 in Saturday's elimination game.
In elimination games scheduled for Saturday night, UCLA (49-8)
will meet Texas (55-8) while Arizona State (53-14) will play
Tennessee (59-11).
Duran tripled for UCLA in the first inning and hit her 14th
homer of the season in the third. She scored in the first on Krista
Colburn's RBI single.
Tara Henry's single in the sixth inning accounted for the other
UCLA runs.
UCLA's Angelica Selden (34-6) limited Alabama (54-11) to six
hits. She fanned five and walked three.
Alabama's only run came on Dominique Accetturo's two-out home
run in the second inning. It was her fifth homer of the year.
Steph VanBrakle (28-6) was the loser for the Crimson Tide and
threw two innings, allowing three hits and three runs. Chrissy
Owens replaced her in the second inning and threw five innings,
allowing one run. She fanned one and walked one.