Coach John Savage knew he was going to lose at least a couple recruits to MLB teams in this year's draft, but this year he lost one player that he thought had a chance to hold onto. (Mackenzie Possee/Assistant photo editor)
Coach John Savage knew he was going to lose at least a couple recruits to MLB teams in this year's draft, but this year he lost one player that he thought had a chance to hold onto. (Mackenzie Possee/Assistant photo editor)

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted rising senior RHP Grant Dyer in the eighth round of the 2016 MLB draft. Dyer was the first of five Bruins who were selected. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
The Philadelphia Phillies drafted rising senior RHP Grant Dyer in the eighth round of the 2016 MLB draft. Dyer was the first of five Bruins who were selected. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

(From left to right) Eric Filia, Christoph Bono, Brett Urabe and Trent Chatterton are four of the key remaining holdovers from the 2013 national championship team. They will all graduate from UCLA this spring. (Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)
(From left to right) Eric Filia, Christoph Bono, Brett Urabe and Trent Chatterton are four of the key remaining holdovers from the 2013 national championship team. They will all graduate from UCLA this spring. (Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Harishwer Balasubramani/ Illustrations director)
(Harishwer Balasubramani/ Illustrations director)

Junior first baseman Luke Persico led the Bruins with a .323 average, but the team as a whole struggled to hit, compiling an overall .250 average. The mark was only good for ninth in the Pac-12. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)
Junior first baseman Luke Persico led the Bruins with a .323 average, but the team as a whole struggled to hit, compiling an overall .250 average. The mark was only good for ninth in the Pac-12. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior Grant Dyer finished off his NCAA career with a quality start on Saturday. In his final four outings, the righty averaged more than eight innings and seven strikeouts per start. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)
Redshirt junior Grant Dyer finished off his NCAA career with a quality start on Saturday. In his final four outings, the righty averaged more than eight innings and seven strikeouts per start. (Mackenzie Possee/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)


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