Saturday, April 29

Junior pitcher Griffin Canning was just one strike away from completing a shutout when a dribbler up along the third base line gave Cal Poly its only run of the game. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Junior pitcher Griffin Canning was just one strike away from completing a shutout when a dribbler up along the third base line gave Cal Poly its only run of the game. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA baseball is coming off the hardest stretch of the season with wins against Stanford and Long Beach State. Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns and the Bruins will now look to continue their momentum as they take on Cal Poly. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
UCLA baseball is coming off the hardest stretch of the season with wins against Stanford and Long Beach State. Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns and the Bruins will now look to continue their momentum as they take on Cal Poly. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Long Beach State, the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament, swept No. 4 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals, and then took out No. 3 seed Hawai’i in four sets in the championship. The 49ers earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA championships. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
Long Beach State, the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament, swept No. 4 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals, and then took out No. 3 seed Hawai’i in four sets in the championship. The 49ers earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA championships. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against No. 9 Long Beach State on Tuesday, and he drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle in the second inning.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against No. 9 Long Beach State on Tuesday, and he drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle in the second inning.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Last time out, sophomore Justin Hooper allowed just one unearned run and tied his season high in innings pitched with five. The lefty will start on Tuesday against No. 11 Long Beach State. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Last time out, sophomore Justin Hooper allowed just one unearned run and tied his season high in innings pitched with five. The lefty will start on Tuesday against No. 11 Long Beach State. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore pitcher Jon Olsen made it through 6.1 innings of two-hit ball, including four strikeouts and four walks. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Sophomore pitcher Jon Olsen made it through 6.1 innings of two-hit ball, including four strikeouts and four walks. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior Nick Kern's homer kept UCLA alive, but it wasn't enough for a win. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Redshirt senior Nick Kern's homer kept UCLA alive, but it wasn't enough for a win. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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