Thursday, April 1, 2010

#1 Washington vs #5 UCLA softball game

The #1 University of Washington Huskies, opened their Pac-10 season with a night game vs UCLA Bruins.
This was a historic night for the defending National Champions because it was the first night game at Husky Softball Stadium.
The UCLA Bruins are ranked #5 in the nation, and they actually beat the Huskies in a nailbiter of a game with a score of 1-0.
The Bruins handed the 2009 National Player of the Year, Danielle Lawrie, her first loss of the season.  She was 18-0 coming into tonight's game.

We got tickets from our friend/Assistant Coach for UCLA, Gina Vecchione
Gina used to be my wife's coach in college at Oregon State, but is a UCLA alumni and is in her 11th year coaching with the Bruins. 
Vecchione earned softball's top honor in 1997 when she became the first UCLA player inducted into the Amateur Softball Association's Hall of Fame.

It was great to see her!  Enjoy the pictures!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Me and Kaiea.

They unveiled the new 2009 Championship banner in center field.

Coach Gina rallying the UCLA dugout!

Gina looking for weaknesses in the Husky defense.

Danielle Lawrie ('09 National Player of the Year)

Michelle, Gina and Kaiea.

Despite her first loss of the season, Danielle Lawrie was kind enough to take this picture with Kaiea after the game.  How cool is that?

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