Saturday, June 23

After trailing by 34 points, former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen led the Bruins to a comeback victory over the Texas A&M Aggies in the first game of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
After trailing by 34 points, former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen led the Bruins to a comeback victory over the Texas A&M Aggies in the first game of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Shreya Mantri/Daily Bruin)
(Shreya Mantri/Daily Bruin)

Graduating UCLA baseball pitcher Jake Bird was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies last week. Bird finished with an ERA of 2.18, which was the lowest among the team's starters. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Four current Bruins, four UCLA commits selected in MLB Draft

Jake Bird was at home when he got the call. “I was … hanging out with my little brother and my dad,” the pitcher said. “The (Colorado) Rockies called me in the morning, and I was really pumped when I saw the pick come in and see my name pop up – it was really cool.” The senior was drafted in the fifth round of the MLB Draft Tuesday, making him the first of four current UCLA baseball players selected for the draft this year. Read more...

Graduating UCLA baseball pitcher Jake Bird was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies last week. Bird finished with an ERA of 2.18, which was the lowest among the team's starters. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

The Bruins made it all the way to NCAA regionals before being ousted by Minnesota on Sunday. UCLA baseball had 10-2 and 14-2 stretches this season, but inconsistency and a lack of depth held it back from going to the College World Series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)
The Bruins made it all the way to NCAA regionals before being ousted by Minnesota on Sunday. UCLA baseball had 10-2 and 14-2 stretches this season, but inconsistency and a lack of depth held it back from going to the College World Series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore right-hander Ryan Garcia didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning, leading UCLA to a 10-4 victory over Gonzaga. The Bruins walked off against the Bulldogs on Friday, and will now rematch with Minnesota on Sunday night. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore right-hander Ryan Garcia didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning, leading UCLA to a 10-4 victory over Gonzaga. The Bruins walked off against the Bulldogs on Friday, and will now rematch with Minnesota on Sunday night. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Zach Pettway faced off against Minnesota for the second time this year, tossing seven innings of one-run ball in an extra-inning loss for UCLA. In his first outing against the Gophers, the righty threw six innings and allowed one earned run. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)
Freshman Zach Pettway faced off against Minnesota for the second time this year, tossing seven innings of one-run ball in an extra-inning loss for UCLA. In his first outing against the Gophers, the righty threw six innings and allowed one earned run. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore infielder Chase Strumpf – who was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team Thursday – finished the season with a .357 batting average. The second baseman will have a chance to improve on his 1-for-8 record at the plate in the 2017 NCAA regionals this weekend in Minneapolis. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore infielder Chase Strumpf – who was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team Thursday – finished the season with a .357 batting average. The second baseman will have a chance to improve on his 1-for-8 record at the plate in the 2017 NCAA regionals this weekend in Minneapolis. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)


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