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Bruins won't get caught up in the past when Women's College World Series starts Thursday

Bruins won't get caught up in the past when Women's College World Series starts Thursday

UCLA has long ruled the Women’s College World Series, making 27 appearances and winning a record 11 NCAA championships, but in its trips the last two years the Bruins went 1-4 on college softball’s biggest stage.

Last season, UCLA lost its only two games. However, painful flashbacks won’t be an issue when the Bruins (47-13) face Louisiana State (47-20) in their opener at 11:30 a.m. PDT Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

“I mean, that was 2016,” UCLA first baseman Madeline Jelenicki said last week when asked if the quick ouster was driving the Bruins to do better in their third consecutive appearance in the World Series. “We’re moving...

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