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)

Junior starter Grant Dyer pitched a complete game Saturday to break up two steep losses to Arizona State (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)
Junior starter Grant Dyer pitched a complete game Saturday to break up two steep losses to Arizona State (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Eric Filia was a key cog in the 2013 championship team. The redshirt senior will play his final three games at Jackie Robinson Stadium this weekend against Arizona State. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)
Eric Filia was a key cog in the 2013 championship team. The redshirt senior will play his final three games at Jackie Robinson Stadium this weekend against Arizona State. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Senior second baseman Brett Urabe went 3-for-4 against UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, providing an RBI single in the seventh that cut the Gauchos' lead to 3-2. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)
Senior second baseman Brett Urabe went 3-for-4 against UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, providing an RBI single in the seventh that cut the Gauchos' lead to 3-2. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

After dropping two games to USC, UCLA baseball fell under .500. Coach John Savage said the game against UCSB and the five remaining games are must-win if the Bruins want to reach the post-season. (Mackenzie Posse/Daily Bruin)
After dropping two games to USC, UCLA baseball fell under .500. Coach John Savage said the game against UCSB and the five remaining games are must-win if the Bruins want to reach the post-season. (Mackenzie Posse/Daily Bruin)

The Bruins and the Trojans split two close games, but nine runs Sunday clinched the weekend for USC. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)
The Bruins and the Trojans split two close games, but nine runs Sunday clinched the weekend for USC. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)


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