Designated runner

Former Bishop Amat High School softball star Lauren Mirabal may have just one plate appearance for No. 4 ranked UCLA, but the freshman is still a key contributor for the Bruins in another way – on the base paths.
Mirabal, who has played in 28 of the team’s 46 games, is amazing 8 for 8 in steals and has scored 13 runs. The eight steals ties her for the team lead with Amanda Kamekona, a former Ayala star who transferred to Westwood from Cal State Fullerton.
Mirabal should be a key contributor this weekend when UCLA (41-5) concludes its home season with games against Arizona and No. 1 Arizona State. The Bruins face the Wildcats on Friday with encounters against the Sun Devils on Saturday and Sunday.