Freshman right-hander Kyle Molnar pitched UCLA to a win in Sunday's game at Utah, giving the Bruins their lone victory from the weekend's three-game series with the Utes. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)

Bruins salvage series with win against Utes in Sunday finale

The Bruins wanted Kyle Molnar to take the ball in position to win this weekend’s series with the Utah Utes. The series didn’t play out that way, but the freshman right-hander did his job Sunday, helping UCLA baseball (20-21, 10-11 Pac-12) earn a 10-3 win in the final contest of its three-game set with conference-leading Utah (16-23, 11-7). Read more...

Freshman right-hander Kyle Molnar pitched UCLA to a win in Sunday's game at Utah, giving the Bruins their lone victory from the weekend's three-game series with the Utes. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)

Coming off a three-game sweep against Oregon last weekend, UCLA baseball heads to Salt Lake City to take on Utah, which is ranked last in the Pac-12 with a 5.35 ERA. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)
Coming off a three-game sweep against Oregon last weekend, UCLA baseball heads to Salt Lake City to take on Utah, which is ranked last in the Pac-12 with a 5.35 ERA. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

The Bruins were plagued with spotty defense, most notably in the third when the Titans capitalized to score six runs in the inning. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)
The Bruins were plagued with spotty defense, most notably in the third when the Titans capitalized to score six runs in the inning. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior outfielder Eric Filia will face arguably the nations best pitching staff against Cal State Fullerton. The Titans sport a team ERA of 2.23 and have allowed the fewest hits nationally. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)
Redshirt senior outfielder Eric Filia will face arguably the nations best pitching staff against Cal State Fullerton. The Titans sport a team ERA of 2.23 and have allowed the fewest hits nationally. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior Christoph Bono isn't the most skilled Bruin with the bat, but his elite-level play in center field and his five years of experience have been key for UCLA baseball. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)
Redshirt senior Christoph Bono isn't the most skilled Bruin with the bat, but his elite-level play in center field and his five years of experience have been key for UCLA baseball. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

(Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball takes down Ducks with three-game sweep

UCLA baseball had already won the series entering Saturday’s game against Oregon, but the Bruins didn’t exactly look content with a series win. They blew out the Ducks 13-1, pulling off a three-game sweep that pushed UCLA (19-18, 9-9 Pac-12) over Oregon (17-17, 7-8 Pac-12) in the conference standings. Read more...

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(Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)
(Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)


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