Wednesday, July 18

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)

Injuries, losses frustrate UCLA baseball’s aspirations for championship win

There was a point in 2018 when the Bruins looked like they were on the road to Omaha, Nebraska. UCLA baseball (38-21, 19-11 Pac-12) was in the midst of an eight-game winning streak, wrapping up April with a 13-3 record. Read more...

Photo: 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)

UCLA baseball eliminates Gonzaga in NCAA regional, will rematch Minnesota

For the first time since May 31, 2015, the Bruins won a playoff game by more than one run. No. 2 seed UCLA baseball (38-20) knocked No. Read more...

Photo: 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)

UCLA baseball falls 3-2 to top-seeded Minnesota in extra-inning game

This post was updated June 3 at 2:10 p.m. The Bruins trailed for eight innings Friday, but they came away with the victory. On Saturday, they didn’t trail until the tenth, but were unable to escape with a win this time around. Read more...

Photo: 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)

Bruins to begin championship battle at upcoming regional against Bulldogs

The Bruins and Bulldogs finished the season on different paths, but they will come to blows Friday morning. No. 2 seed UCLA baseball (36-19, 19-11 Pac-12) will face off against No. Read more...

Photo: 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)


With Jaylen Hands' and Cody Riley's announcements to withdraw from the NBA Draft, the Bruins will bring back five of their six 2017 recruits for next season. The deadline to withdraw is Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Hands, Riley pull out of NBA Draft, follow Wilkes back to UCLA men’s basketball

It’s all hands on deck for the Bruins next season. One day after rising sophomore guard Kris Wilkes announced his return to UCLA men’s basketball, rising sophomores guard Jaylen Hands and forward Cody Riley followed suit and withdrew from the 2018 NBA Draft. Read more...

Photo: With Jaylen Hands' and Cody Riley's announcements to withdraw from the NBA Draft, the Bruins will bring back five of their six 2017 recruits for next season. The deadline to withdraw is Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

With Jaylen Hands' and Cody Riley's announcements to withdraw from the NBA Draft, the Bruins will bring back five of their six 2017 recruits for next season. The deadline to withdraw is Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Kris Wilkes will return to Westwood for another year after pulling out of the 2018 NBA Draft. The rising sophomore was the Bruins’ second leading scorer last season and shot 35 percent from 3. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kris Wilkes withdraws from NBA Draft, to return to UCLA men’s basketball

The Bruins are getting a major piece back for next season. Forward Kris Wilkes is officially returning to UCLA men’s basketball, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Kris Wilkes will return to Westwood for another year after pulling out of the 2018 NBA Draft. The rising sophomore was the Bruins’ second leading scorer last season and shot 35 percent from 3. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kris Wilkes will return to Westwood for another year after pulling out of the 2018 NBA Draft. The rising sophomore was the Bruins’ second leading scorer last season and shot 35 percent from 3. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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