Arizona pitcher Kenzie Fowler held UCLA to two runs on two hits Monday, but the Wildcats’ offense failed to back her up in a 2-0 loss in Los Angeles.
As a result, the No. 3 Bruins (26-1, 3-0 Pac-12) swept the series for the first time since 2006.
Fowler (3-2), a Canyon del Oro High grad, did not allow a hit until the fifth inning, when UCLA scored twice on two hits.
The senior struck out four and walked six.
No. 6 UA (23-6, 0-3) put the leadoff hitter on in the first five innings, aided by doubles by Hallie Wilson, Chelsea Goodacre and Kellie Fox, and also had a lead-off walk in the seventh. But the Cats, who loaded the bases with one out in the fifth, couldn’t score and stranded nine runners overall. UCLA’s pitching duo of Jessica Hall (9-0) and Ally Carda combined to strikeout nine Wildcats.
UA travels to UNLV for a doubleheader starting at noon Wednesday.