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Redshirt junior outfielder Christoph Bono sprints toward third base during UCLA’s four-run fifth inning against UC Irvine Tuesday. Bono attributes the Bruins’ recent offensive surge to the coaching staff’s emphasis on hitting the ball up the middle and to the opposite field. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bruins pitch different strategy, strengths into Cardinal territory

When the UCLA baseball team begins its series against Stanford on Friday at 7 p.m. at Sunken Diamond, two very different pitching staffs will collide. The Cardinal structures its pitching staff on a by-committee basis, with 11 different pitchers logging more than 15 innings and only its main starter, sophomore right-handed pitcher Brett Hanewich, eclipsing 40 innings. Read more...

Redshirt junior outfielder Christoph Bono sprints toward third base during UCLA’s four-run fifth inning against UC Irvine Tuesday. Bono attributes the Bruins’ recent offensive surge to the coaching staff’s emphasis on hitting the ball up the middle and to the opposite field. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)
(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Kort Peterson had four hits and a team-leading three RBIs on Tuesday night. The right fielder came around to score every time he got on base. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Sophomore Kort Peterson had four hits and a team-leading three RBIs on Tuesday night. The right fielder came around to score every time he got on base. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior left fielder Ty Moore said coach John Savage often tells the Bruins to outlast the other team and show resilience even if things aren't going UCLA's way. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)
Junior left fielder Ty Moore said coach John Savage often tells the Bruins to outlast the other team and show resilience even if things aren't going UCLA's way. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

After grounding into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, junior left fielder Ty Moore found redemption in the bottom of the eighth inning with a game-tying grounder just beyond the glove of the Cal second baseman. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)
After grounding into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, junior left fielder Ty Moore found redemption in the bottom of the eighth inning with a game-tying grounder just beyond the glove of the Cal second baseman. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)

Junior starting pitcher James Kaprielian recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts against Cal Thursday night, but Kaprielian's propensity for K's proved to be his downfall, as his high strikeout total led him to throw a high number of pitches in UCLA's 2-0 loss. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)
Junior starting pitcher James Kaprielian recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts against Cal Thursday night, but Kaprielian's propensity for K's proved to be his downfall, as his high strikeout total led him to throw a high number of pitches in UCLA's 2-0 loss. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

A three-game home series against California will test UCLA's pitching staff, including redshirt sophomore pitcher Tucker Forbes. Cal ranks No. 20 in the nation with 33 home runs. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
A three-game home series against California will test UCLA's pitching staff, including redshirt sophomore pitcher Tucker Forbes. Cal ranks No. 20 in the nation with 33 home runs. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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