Thursday, April 25

Freshman closer Brian Gadsby shut out LMU in the top of the ninth inning to prevent more late-game drama. The Lions came back from a three-run deficit in the eighth inning to tie the game. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball bunts to victory, snaps midweek slump

UCLA had one of its best hitters at the plate with the go-ahead run at third base in the bottom of the eighth inning. Junior right fielder Kort Peterson had a chance to be the hero – just like he’d been when he blasted a walk-off home run against Texas on March 12. Read more...

Photo: Freshman closer Brian Gadsby shut out LMU in the top of the ninth inning to prevent more late-game drama. The Lions came back from a three-run deficit in the eighth inning to tie the game. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)

Freshman closer Brian Gadsby shut out LMU in the top of the ninth inning to prevent more late-game drama. The Lions came back from a three-run deficit in the eighth inning to tie the game. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)

Eric Filia's strong hitting has been a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing campaign for UCLA baseball. The redshirt senior leads the Bruins with a .352 batting average. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball hopes to end string of losses in game against LMU

After dropping its third straight conference series, UCLA baseball, now No. 85 in RPI, is on the path to falling out of contention for an NCAA Tournament berth. Read more...

Photo: Eric Filia's strong hitting has been a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing campaign for UCLA baseball. The redshirt senior leads the Bruins with a .352 batting average. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Eric Filia's strong hitting has been a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing campaign for UCLA baseball. The redshirt senior leads the Bruins with a .352 batting average. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Griffin Canning has taken over as the ace of UCLA baseball's staff, but the sophomore couldn't put an end to the Bruins' losing streak Thursday night. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA baseball drops seventh consecutive game despite strong pitching

Griffin Canning gave UCLA baseball a chance to win Thursday night. But the team didn’t take it. The sophomore hurled a complete game, letting up four runs – three earned – on just five hits en route to a 4-1 loss to Stanford, extending UCLA’s losing streak to a season-long seven games. Read more...

Photo: Griffin Canning has taken over as the ace of UCLA baseball's staff, but the sophomore couldn't put an end to the Bruins' losing streak Thursday night. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Griffin Canning has taken over as the ace of UCLA baseball's staff, but the sophomore couldn't put an end to the Bruins' losing streak Thursday night. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Griffin Canning will take the hill on Thursday, as UCLA baseball will try to snap a six game skid. Last time out the sophomore allowed seven earned runs. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Stanford presents challenge for UCLA baseball amid loss streak

The last time UCLA baseball was in control of a ballgame was March 26 against Arizona, when the Bruins cruised into the ninth with a four-run lead. Read more...

Photo: Griffin Canning will take the hill on Thursday, as UCLA baseball will try to snap a six game skid. Last time out the sophomore allowed seven earned runs. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Griffin Canning will take the hill on Thursday, as UCLA baseball will try to snap a six game skid. Last time out the sophomore allowed seven earned runs. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore right-hander Jake Byrd pitched 5 innings on Tuesday, allowing four runs – three earned – in the Bruin's loss to Cal State Northridge. The outing was a major improvement over Byrd's last game, where he gave up seven runs in 1.1 innings to Cal State Fullerton.  (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Bruin bats go silent against CSUN Matadors in sixth consecutive loss

The effect was the same, but the cause was different. UCLA baseball (12-14, 4-5 Pac-12) lost its fifth straight midweek game Tuesday night, falling to Cal State Northridge 4-1. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore right-hander Jake Byrd pitched 5 innings on Tuesday, allowing four runs – three earned – in the Bruin's loss to Cal State Northridge. The outing was a major improvement over Byrd's last game, where he gave up seven runs in 1.1 innings to Cal State Fullerton. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore right-hander Jake Byrd pitched 5 innings on Tuesday, allowing four runs – three earned – in the Bruin's loss to Cal State Northridge. The outing was a major improvement over Byrd's last game, where he gave up seven runs in 1.1 innings to Cal State Fullerton.  (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Jake Bird (left), redshirt junior Hunter Virant (center) and freshman Justin Hooper have all tried their hands at starting Tuesday games, but none of the three have made a start that lasted more than four innings during a midweek game.

(Keila Mayberry, Michael Zshornack,Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball suffers four Tuesday pitching mishaps, hopes to improve

When UCLA baseball won the NCAA championship in 2013, it only lost four Tuesday games all season. It’s only March, but the Bruins have already accomplished that feat, going 0-4 in their first four Tuesday games of 2016. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Jake Bird (left), redshirt junior Hunter Virant (center) and freshman Justin Hooper have all tried their hands at starting Tuesday games, but none of the three have made a start that lasted more than four innings during a midweek game. (Keila Mayberry, Michael Zshornack,Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Jake Bird (left), redshirt junior Hunter Virant (center) and freshman Justin Hooper have all tried their hands at starting Tuesday games, but none of the three have made a start that lasted more than four innings during a midweek game.

(Keila Mayberry, Michael Zshornack,Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)



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