Friday, September 21

Jeremy Ydens was the leadoff hitter for the Bruins for the second half of the season and now holds that role for his summer team, the Wareham Gatemen. Ydens was named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star last week. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Bruins to play for West Division All-Star Team in Cape Cod Baseball League

The Cape Cod Baseball League is approaching its All-Star break, but a couple of Bruins won’t be getting too much time off. Two UCLA baseball players, rising juniors pitcher Ryan Garcia and outfielder Jeremy Ydens, were named to the CCBL West Division All-Star Team last week. Read more...

Photo: Jeremy Ydens was the leadoff hitter for the Bruins for the second half of the season and now holds that role for his summer team, the Wareham Gatemen. Ydens was named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star last week. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Jeremy Ydens was the leadoff hitter for the Bruins for the second half of the season and now holds that role for his summer team, the Wareham Gatemen. Ydens was named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star last week. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)


Former Bruins T.J. Leaf and Bryce Alford – along with Aaron Holiday – are playing for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Summer League, while Thomas Welsh is suiting up for the Denver Nuggets. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Former Bruin players take the court in NBA Summer League

The Bruins are well-represented in the NBA Summer League this July. Three members of UCLA men’s basketball’s 2017 Sweet Sixteen squad played together for the first time in over a year Friday, this time with the Indiana Pacers. Read more...

Photo: Former Bruins T.J. Leaf and Bryce Alford – along with Aaron Holiday – are playing for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Summer League, while Thomas Welsh is suiting up for the Denver Nuggets. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Former Bruins T.J. Leaf and Bryce Alford – along with Aaron Holiday – are playing for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Summer League, while Thomas Welsh is suiting up for the Denver Nuggets. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Former UCLA outfielder Daniel Amaral continued his family's tradition of playing ball at UCLA, looking to his father Rich Amaral and his older brother Beau Amaral for guidance on and off the field. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Daniel Amaral reflects on growth as baseball player, family legacy at UCLA

Daniel Amaral grew up admiring – as many boys do – his father. And like many of his former UCLA baseball teammates, he also grew up admiring a major league baseball player. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA outfielder Daniel Amaral continued his family's tradition of playing ball at UCLA, looking to his father Rich Amaral and his older brother Beau Amaral for guidance on and off the field. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Former UCLA outfielder Daniel Amaral continued his family's tradition of playing ball at UCLA, looking to his father Rich Amaral and his older brother Beau Amaral for guidance on and off the field. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin 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)

Favorite Moments: Daily Bruin Sports picks top eight moments from 2017-2018 seasons

UCLA Athletics had an eventful year, winning multiple national championships and staging several miraculous comebacks. Looking back on the year that was, the Daily Bruin Sports staff got together and picked eight of the Bruins’ most memorable moments of the year. Read more...

Photo: 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)


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...

Photo: 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)

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)


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