Five home runs from UCLA in the first three innings overwhelmed Arizona early on, as the Wildcats fell to the Bruins, 13-3, to even the series at one game apiece.
Transitioning to a new school is not the easiest thing to do but for softball transfer Kelsey Rodriguez, it has been a rewarding experience thus far.
Oregon scored four runs in the sixth inning to beat Arizona 5-3 in game one of the three game series
Shelby Babcock pitched four shutout innings and Mandie Perez hit a grand slam as Arizona took game two, 9-0, to sweep the Gauchos.
Shelby Babcock dominated in relief while Chelsea Goodacre's three-run home run helped the Cats beat the fifth-ranked Bears 7-3
Prior to Arizona: Spent two years (2011-12) at Pacific University after attending Seton Catholic High School under Head Coach Jerry Mullin in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Awarded Big West Freshman Player of the Year in 2011 ... Cited as first-team all-conference in both season with the Tigers ... 2011 second-team NFCA All-Pacific Region ... Named Big West Player of the Week May 9, 2011 ... In two years with Pacific, batted .350 with 58 runs scored, 14 doubles, seven home runs, 58 RBI and swiped eight bags in nine attempts ... Led Pacific with a .381 batting average as a freshman, good for seventh highest batting average in Pacific history, and third best for a freshman ... Her time at Pacific followed a very successful career at Seton Catholic High School in which she was a part of two consecutive state championships including an undefeated senior season.
Personal: Born Kelsey Anne Rodriguez in September of 1991 to Adam and Lisa Rodriguez in Placentia, Calif. ... Has one brother, Ryan (16), and one sister, teammate Courtney (18) ... In her free time, enjoys baking and cooking ... Plans to major in psychology ... Chose Arizona over New Mexico State, New Mexico, San Diego State because Arizona is a, "competitive, hard-working program with the top coaches to learn from."