UCLA softball wins Super Regional opener in walk-off fashion – Orange County Register

LOS ANGELES — Madeline Jelenicki couldn’t even get to the dugout before her teammates engulfed her.

UCLA’s celebration spilled on to the Easton Stadium field after the junior hit a walk-off RBI single to right field that sealed UCLA’s wild, 8-7, 11-inning victory over Mississippi in their NCAA Super Regional series opener on Thursday.

The Bruins (46-13) were reduced to their final outs twice. In the bottom of the seventh, Delaney Spaulding came home on wild pitch to tie the score, then after UCLA allowed two runs in the top of the 10th, freshman Bubba Nickles answered with a two-run double in the bottom of the frame to keep UCLA alive.

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