Monday, July 23

Coach John Savage said he was glad to get a chance to work with freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell this year, who Savage praised for his speed  – both in the field and on the basepaths – as well as his potential at the plate moving forward. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Mitchell, one of UCLA’s best baseball recruits, thrives despite health issues

Garrett Mitchell has been compared to Lonzo Ball and Myles Jack for good reason – he’s one of the best baseball recruits ever to come to UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Coach John Savage said he was glad to get a chance to work with freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell this year, who Savage praised for his speed – both in the field and on the basepaths – as well as his potential at the plate moving forward. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Coach John Savage said he was glad to get a chance to work with freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell this year, who Savage praised for his speed  – both in the field and on the basepaths – as well as his potential at the plate moving forward. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore right-hander Jack Ralston got the start for the Bruins on Sunday, but he was unable to make it out of the second inning against No. 1 seed Minnesota. The Bruins used six pitchers in the game and were knocked out of the NCAA tournament after losing 13-8. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Baseball knocked out of NCAA tournament in Minnesota rematch loss

The Bruins ran out of arms. No. 2 seed UCLA baseball (38-21) lost 13-8 to No. 1 seed Minnesota (44-13) on Sunday night in the Minneapolis regional, eliminating the Bruins from the NCAA tournament and ending their season. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore right-hander Jack Ralston got the start for the Bruins on Sunday, but he was unable to make it out of the second inning against No. 1 seed Minnesota. The Bruins used six pitchers in the game and were knocked out of the NCAA tournament after losing 13-8. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore right-hander Jack Ralston got the start for the Bruins on Sunday, but he was unable to make it out of the second inning against No. 1 seed Minnesota. The Bruins used six pitchers in the game and were knocked out of the NCAA tournament after losing 13-8. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore right-hander Ryan Garcia didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning, leading UCLA to a 10-4 victory over Gonzaga. The Bruins walked off against the Bulldogs on Friday, and will now rematch with Minnesota on Sunday night. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball eliminates Gonzaga in NCAA regional, will rematch Minnesota

For the first time since May 31, 2015, the Bruins won a playoff game by more than one run. No. 2 seed UCLA baseball (38-20) knocked No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore right-hander Ryan Garcia didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning, leading UCLA to a 10-4 victory over Gonzaga. The Bruins walked off against the Bulldogs on Friday, and will now rematch with Minnesota on Sunday night. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore right-hander Ryan Garcia didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning, leading UCLA to a 10-4 victory over Gonzaga. The Bruins walked off against the Bulldogs on Friday, and will now rematch with Minnesota on Sunday night. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Zach Pettway faced off against Minnesota for the second time this year, tossing seven innings of one-run ball in an extra-inning loss for UCLA. In his first outing against the Gophers, the righty threw six innings and allowed one earned run. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball falls 3-2 to top-seeded Minnesota in extra-inning game

This post was updated June 3 at 2:10 p.m. The Bruins trailed for eight innings Friday, but they came away with the victory. On Saturday, they didn’t trail until the tenth, but were unable to escape with a win this time around. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Zach Pettway faced off against Minnesota for the second time this year, tossing seven innings of one-run ball in an extra-inning loss for UCLA. In his first outing against the Gophers, the righty threw six innings and allowed one earned run. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Zach Pettway faced off against Minnesota for the second time this year, tossing seven innings of one-run ball in an extra-inning loss for UCLA. In his first outing against the Gophers, the righty threw six innings and allowed one earned run. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

With the game tied 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning, junior outfielder Jake Pries hit a walk-off to left field to bring home sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf and defeat Gonzaga 6-5. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Baseball comes from behind to take down Gonzaga 6-5 in nail-biter

Down three runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Bruins found a way. “We got outplayed for eight and a half innings,” said coach John Savage. Read more...

Photo: With the game tied 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning, junior outfielder Jake Pries hit a walk-off to left field to bring home sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf and defeat Gonzaga 6-5. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

With the game tied 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning, junior outfielder Jake Pries hit a walk-off to left field to bring home sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf and defeat Gonzaga 6-5. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore infielder Chase Strumpf – who was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team Thursday – finished the season with a .357 batting average. The second baseman will have a chance to improve on his 1-for-8 record at the plate in the 2017 NCAA regionals this weekend in Minneapolis. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Bruins to begin championship battle at upcoming regional against Bulldogs

The Bruins and Bulldogs finished the season on different paths, but they will come to blows Friday morning. No. 2 seed UCLA baseball (36-19, 19-11 Pac-12) will face off against No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore infielder Chase Strumpf – who was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team Thursday – finished the season with a .357 batting average. The second baseman will have a chance to improve on his 1-for-8 record at the plate in the 2017 NCAA regionals this weekend in Minneapolis. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore infielder Chase Strumpf – who was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team Thursday – finished the season with a .357 batting average. The second baseman will have a chance to improve on his 1-for-8 record at the plate in the 2017 NCAA regionals this weekend in Minneapolis. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore reliever Kyle Mora has stepped up for the Bruins in 2018. The right-hander had just four appearances as a freshman last year, but this season, he came out of the bullpen and pitched in 18 games, recording a 1.69 ERA with a 0.154 batting average against. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Relievers offer promising performances after baseball loses starters to injuries

The Bruins’ pitching staff was plagued with injuries all season, forcing inexperienced pitchers into major roles from the bullpen. No. 19 UCLA baseball (36-19, 19-11 Pac-12) lost three potential starting pitchers over the course of the season, leading coach John Savage to reach into his bullpen to find three new starters in freshman Zach Pettway, sophomore Ryan Garcia and redshirt sophomore Jack Ralston. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore reliever Kyle Mora has stepped up for the Bruins in 2018. The right-hander had just four appearances as a freshman last year, but this season, he came out of the bullpen and pitched in 18 games, recording a 1.69 ERA with a 0.154 batting average against. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore reliever Kyle Mora has stepped up for the Bruins in 2018. The right-hander had just four appearances as a freshman last year, but this season, he came out of the bullpen and pitched in 18 games, recording a 1.69 ERA with a 0.154 batting average against. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)