Carda leads UCLA past Oregon 7-1 in WCWS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Ally Carda pitched a complete game to help UCLA defeat Oregon 7-1 on Thursday night in the Women’s College World Series.

The seventh-seeded Bruins (51-10) will play Michigan on Friday. No. 2 seed Oregon (51-7) will play Alabama on Saturday in an elimination game.

UCLA jumped on Cheridan Hawkins, Oregon’s star pitcher, in the second inning. Stephany LaRosa and Gabrielle Maurice hit solo homers to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

A 49-minute weather delay began in the top of the third inning. The previous game, Michigan’s 5-0 win over Alabama, started an hour late because of rain.

Mysha Sataraka’s two-run double in the sixth increased UCLA’s lead to 4-0. The Bruins led 7-0 when Hawkins was pulled. It matched the most runs she has allowed this season.

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