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Samantha Lujan takes a swing at a low pitch. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
Samantha Lujan takes a swing at a low pitch. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

Season Wrap Up: UCSB Softball Ends 28-28 Overall

Able to cap off the season winning four of its last six games, the UCSB softball team's season came to an end last Saturday in the team's road series at Cal State Fullerton. A total of five Gauchos we...
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After rounding second base, Emily Brucelas races towards safety at third. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Lose Final Series of Regular Season

UCSB finished its regular-season campaign against the top team in the Big West this season, Cal State Fullerton, and put up a great fight but lost the series.
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After rounding second base, Emily Brucelas races towards safety at third. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
Jessica Johnston swings at a perfect pitch. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
Jessica Johnston swings at a perfect pitch. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

UCSB Closes Season Against Big West Frontrunner

The Gauchos face-off against the top team in the Big West, Cal State Fulerton, to end the regular season.
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Ashley Wright winds up to throw a strike. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Sweep Aggies in Penultimate Weekend of Regular Season

UCSB was able to sweep conference opponent UC Davis improving its overall record to above .500 now at 27-26.
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Ashley Wright winds up to throw a strike. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
Kristen Clark bunts and runs to first base. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
Kristen Clark bunts and runs to first base. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

Batter Up! Clark Swings Her Way to Success

Known for her power at the plate as the lead-off hitter of the UCSB softball team's batting lineup, junior outfielder Kristen Clark has continued to excel on the field while applying the same effort a...
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In her last home game as a senior, Ashley Ludlow throws a pitch. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Win Final Home Series

UCSB wins its final home series of the season and makes sure seniors get a great send-off.
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In her last home game as a senior, Ashley Ludlow throws a pitch. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
While pitching, Ashley Ludlow releases the ball. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
While pitching, Ashley Ludlow releases the ball. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

UCSB Hoping to Make Late Surge in Home Finale, To Celebrate Seniors

With the opportunity to possibly ascend to a potential clinching of the No. 2 seed in the Big West standings over the next two weeks, the UCSB softball team will attempt to end its two-game losing str...
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Watching the ball, Jessica Tetzlaff runs towards third base. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

UCSB Wins One, Unable to Halt Cal and Long Beach State Rallies

Unable to capitalize on its home advantage, finishing the week 1-3 at Campus Diamond, the UCSB softball team recorded just one win in its series versus Long Beach State following its 8-3 loss to Cal o...
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Watching the ball, Jessica Tetzlaff runs towards third base. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Arianna Palomares runs into home plate to score. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
Arianna Palomares runs into home plate to score. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

UCSB Set to Welcome Cal and LBSU to Campus Diamond

One game behind the .500 mark, the UCSB softball team will attempt to remain within the top of the Big West Conference standings as the Gauchos are schedules to face Cal this Wednesday and Long Beach ...
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Emily Brucelas watches a high pitch fly by. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

UCSB Manages to Take One Game, Outlasted by CSUN

Able to avoid being swept with a 6-1 victory in game two on Saturday, the UCSB softball team dropped its other two games in its series at Cal State Northridge.
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Emily Brucelas watches a high pitch fly by. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
Jaqueline Hinojosa starts sprinting to first base after hitting the ball. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
Jaqueline Hinojosa starts sprinting to first base after hitting the ball. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

UCSB Eager To Get Back On The Field

The Gauchos hope to recover from their three game losing streak and get back to the top of the Big West standings when it takes on conference opponent CSUN.
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After a short bunt, Stacy Cavazos sprints to first base. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

UCSB Swept by UCR, Unable to Preserve Leads

Despite its 3-0 start to its Big West schedule last weekend, the UCSB softball team was swept in its visit to Riverside and is now 3-3 in conference games.
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After a short bunt, Stacy Cavazos sprints to first base. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Just before the runner reaches first base, Sierra Altmeyer catches the ball. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
Just before the runner reaches first base, Sierra Altmeyer catches the ball. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

UCSB Hopes to Maintain Perfect Conf. Record

The Gauchos are tied for first place in the Big West with a perfect 3-0 record and will hope to maintain that when it takes on UCR this weekend.
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While the runner dives into second base, Melanie Menor reaches for the ball to tag her out. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

UCSB Sweeps Blue-Green Rival to Start Conference Play

The Gauchos began conference play the right way sweeping their arch rival and starting the Big West season 3-0
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While the runner dives into second base, Melanie Menor reaches for the ball to tag her out. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
Ashley Ludlow throws a pitch while the infielders prepare for a bunt. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Ashley Ludlow throws a pitch while the infielders prepare for a bunt. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

Gauchos Face Blue-Green Rival in Big West Opener

After losing its last two games, UCSB will look to rebound this weekend as Big West Play begins Friday against its biggest rival.
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