Former Pleasant Grove High standout Ally Carda has started 25 games as a freshman pitcher and first baseman for the UCLA softball team (20-6).
Carda, a three-time first-team All-Metro selection and The Bee's Player of the Year in 2009 is batting .333 with 16 RBIs and two home runs.
As a pitcher, Carda is 9-2 with a 2.84 ERA. She has 63 strikeouts in 64 innings.
On March 11, the Bruins beat Utah State in the Long Beach State Invitational for their seventh consecutive victory behind Carda, who struck out six and allowed one hit in five innings.
Earlier that day, Carda pitched a 5-3 win over Pitt. She also had two hits and an RBI.
The Bruins, ranked 16th nationally, resume play Saturday at UC Santa Barbara.
Carda put up stellar numbers as a four-year starter for Pleasant Grove. She won 66 games and struck out 1,089. She was a three-time All-Delta River League selection. As a senior, Carda batted .500 with seven home runs. She was 13-6 with a 1.14 ERA and struck out 177. Carda was a Cal-Hi All-State Team pick.