Tuesday, May 23

Sophomore center fielder Daniel Amaral's diving catch Sunday was flashy, but the Bruins have been doing the little things right on defense as well. UCLA has committed just 37 errors in 52 games in 2017. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore center fielder Daniel Amaral's diving catch Sunday was flashy, but the Bruins have been doing the little things right on defense as well. UCLA has committed just 37 errors in 52 games in 2017. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

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Junior first baseman Sean Bouchard hit his team-leading ninth homer of the season against Washington State on Sunday as part of a 12-2, series-salvaging win for UCLA baseball. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Baseball salvages series against Cougars with Sunday blowout win

The Bruins were one game away from being swept for the first time in conference play this season. Then the bats came alive. After losing back-to-back games against Washington State (24-23, 10-14 Pac-12) on Friday and Saturday by scores of 7-1 and 7-3, UCLA baseball (25-23, 14-10) trounced the Cougars 12-2 on Sunday to avoid a four-game losing streak. Read more...

Junior first baseman Sean Bouchard hit his team-leading ninth homer of the season against Washington State on Sunday as part of a 12-2, series-salvaging win for UCLA baseball. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Coach John Savage will call on sophomore lefty Justin Hooper to start Tuesday's game. Savage said Hooper was inconsistent last time out, when he gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched.  (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
Coach John Savage will call on sophomore lefty Justin Hooper to start Tuesday's game. Savage said Hooper was inconsistent last time out, when he gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched.  (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman infielder Michael Toglia knocked in six runs Saturday evening, three of which were from a three-run home run in the UCLA baseball team's series finale against USC. The Bruins swept the Trojans with two close wins and a 13-0 shutout over the weekend. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Freshman infielder Michael Toglia knocked in six runs Saturday evening, three of which were from a three-run home run in the UCLA baseball team's series finale against USC. The Bruins swept the Trojans with two close wins and a 13-0 shutout over the weekend. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Nick Kern endured six surgeries and more than 50 days of hospitalization to return to the sport he loves. The redshirt senior has appeared in 13 games this year – starting six of them – and his only home run this season was a pinch-hit game-tying two run blast in the ninth inning against No. 1 Oregon State. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Nick Kern endured six surgeries and more than 50 days of hospitalization to return to the sport he loves. The redshirt senior has appeared in 13 games this year – starting six of them – and his only home run this season was a pinch-hit game-tying two run blast in the ninth inning against No. 1 Oregon State. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The closer's job has changed hands a few times this season, but it was all Scott Burke's on Sunday. The senior recorded five outs Sunday to pick up his third save of the year.
 (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
The closer's job has changed hands a few times this season, but it was all Scott Burke's on Sunday. The senior recorded five outs Sunday to pick up his third save of the year.
 (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)


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