UCLA softball hopes to ride hot streak into Oregon series

UCLA softball faces a dangerous Oregon team in the super regionals. Pitching from sophomore Johanna Grauer will be key in limiting the Ducks' potent offense. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball faces a dangerous Oregon team in the super regionals. Pitching from sophomore Johanna Grauer will be key in limiting the Ducks' potent offense. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

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UCLA softball’s road to the Women’s College World Series winds through familiar territory this weekend. On Saturday, the No.12 Bruins will travel north to take on the No.


Freshman Jose Hernandez powered the Bruin offense this season. The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year scored 11 goals and had four assists, leading the team with 26 points. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Freshman Jose Hernandez powered the Bruin offense this season. The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year scored 11 goals and had four assists, leading the team with 26 points. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Quarterback Josh Rosen caused a stir first with his hot tub post and then a political statement against Donald Trump. Rosen responded to UCLA's record deal with Under Armour by reminding everyone that college athletes are still amateurs.  (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)
Quarterback Josh Rosen caused a stir first with his hot tub post and then a political statement against Donald Trump. Rosen responded to UCLA's record deal with Under Armour by reminding everyone that college athletes are still amateurs.  (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball started the season as a favorite for the Pac-12 title, but currently ranks 10th in the conference standings. Junior Luke Perisco (pictured) – who's sported a .372 batting average in Pac-12 play – has been one of the bright spots in a disappointing year.  (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball still has great catches despite foul season

At the beginning of the season, anyone who cared about Pac-12 baseball would have circled this series on their calendar. UCLA and Oregon State entered the year as the top two Pac-12 teams in four separate preseason polls – Collegiate Baseball, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll. Read more...

UCLA baseball started the season as a favorite for the Pac-12 title, but currently ranks 10th in the conference standings. Junior Luke Perisco (pictured) – who's sported a .372 batting average in Pac-12 play – has been one of the bright spots in a disappointing year.  (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

UCLA women's golf lost in the NCAA semifinal to Washington, the eventual national champions. The Bruins, though, have have two top recruits joining the team next fall and remain in a good position to add to their success next season. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)
UCLA women's golf lost in the NCAA semifinal to Washington, the eventual national champions. The Bruins, though, have have two top recruits joining the team next fall and remain in a good position to add to their success next season. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Sophomore Leon Powell took 13th in the 100 meter dash at last year's regional. He was one spot shy of making the national meet, and estimates he'll need to go even faster than his personal best to get there. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore Leon Powell took 13th in the 100 meter dash at last year's regional. He was one spot shy of making the national meet, and estimates he'll need to go even faster than his personal best to get there. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

No. 22 Arizona State is one of three teams still in contention for at least a share of the Pac-12 regular season title, although it needs help from Washington this weekend. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)
No. 22 Arizona State is one of three teams still in contention for at least a share of the Pac-12 regular season title, although it needs help from Washington this weekend. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)


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