Monday, September 23

Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against No. 9 Long Beach State on Tuesday, and he drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle in the second inning.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Strong pitching leads UCLA to victory over Long Beach State

Make it two good starts in a row for Justin Hooper. Throughout March, the sophomore southpaw struggled to last four innings on the mound. But in the past two weeks Hooper seems to have found his groove, pitching throughout the fifth each time. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against No. 9 Long Beach State on Tuesday, and he drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle in the second inning.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against No. 9 Long Beach State on Tuesday, and he drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle in the second inning.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)


UCLA baseball defeated No. 17 Long Beach State 2-1 following an 11th-inning walk off sacrifice fly from freshman second baseman Chase Strumpf that scored junior first baseman Sean Bouchard, who led off the inning with a triple. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball defeats Long Beach State in extra innings

Four hours and 11 innings after UCLA baseball’s first pitch Tuesday, it was Chase Strumpf who put an end to the misty evening. With a runner on third and one down, Strumpf sent an 0-1 fastball high into right field. Read more...

Photo: UCLA baseball defeated No. 17 Long Beach State 2-1 following an 11th-inning walk off sacrifice fly from freshman second baseman Chase Strumpf that scored junior first baseman Sean Bouchard, who led off the inning with a triple. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball defeated No. 17 Long Beach State 2-1 following an 11th-inning walk off sacrifice fly from freshman second baseman Chase Strumpf that scored junior first baseman Sean Bouchard, who led off the inning with a triple. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Freshman infielder Michael Toglia and the UCLA baseball team didn't have its typical Tuesday game this week, but it has the first of three games against Stanford Thursday evening. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball to take advantage of extra practice day before Stanford series

This week is an odd one in the Bruins’ schedule. Following last weekend’s conference series against Washington, UCLA will forego a typical Tuesday matchup for an added day of practice to prepare for the next leg of the Pac-12 season. Read more...

Photo: Freshman infielder Michael Toglia and the UCLA baseball team didn't have its typical Tuesday game this week, but it has the first of three games against Stanford Thursday evening. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman infielder Michael Toglia and the UCLA baseball team didn't have its typical Tuesday game this week, but it has the first of three games against Stanford Thursday evening. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

In his last two starts, Jon Olsen has given up two runs over 13 2/3 innings, striking out nine and walking three. The sophomore righty will start on Sunday against Washington. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA baseball looks to climb in standings with Washington weekend

The Bruins are on the cusp of a breakout season. With a .500 win percentage and second-place standing in the Pac-12, they are a projected No. Read more...

Photo: In his last two starts, Jon Olsen has given up two runs over 13 2/3 innings, striking out nine and walking three. The sophomore righty will start on Sunday against Washington. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

In his last two starts, Jon Olsen has given up two runs over 13 2/3 innings, striking out nine and walking three. The sophomore righty will start on Sunday against Washington. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kyle Cuellar was the only Bruin to come up with an RBI on Tuesday night, and he had three of them. The freshman designated hitter went 3-for-5 with a double, batting third for UCLA. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball continues losing streak with 5-3 defeat by UC Irvine

The Bruins are in a slump. With the start of Pac-12 play looming, they have lost six of their last seven games. UCLA baseball’s (6-9) most recent defeat, a 5-3 loss to UC Irvine (10-5) on Tuesday, marks its fourth straight. Read more...

Photo: Kyle Cuellar was the only Bruin to come up with an RBI on Tuesday night, and he had three of them. The freshman designated hitter went 3-for-5 with a double, batting third for UCLA. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kyle Cuellar was the only Bruin to come up with an RBI on Tuesday night, and he had three of them. The freshman designated hitter went 3-for-5 with a double, batting third for UCLA. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)



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