Tuesday, April 24

Freshman Kevin Kendall replaced sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler as shortstop a couple of weeks ago to shake things up. Kendall is hitting .265 in 13 starts this season. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball renewed with return of injured players, lineup changes

The Bruin bats showed flashes in the first couple months of the season, but recent changes to the lineup and returns from injury increased consistency. Coach John Savage expected No. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Kevin Kendall replaced sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler as shortstop a couple of weeks ago to shake things up. Kendall is hitting .265 in 13 starts this season. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Kevin Kendall replaced sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler as shortstop a couple of weeks ago to shake things up. Kendall is hitting .265 in 13 starts this season. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf went 3-for-3 at the plate Tuesday night against UC Irvine. Despite logging ten hits as a team, the Bruins only scored one run. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Baseball defeated by UC Irvine for second consecutive Tuesday loss

The Bruins still have the most wins in Pac-12 play, but their midweek woes continued Tuesday night. No. 13 UCLA baseball (22-10, 11-4 Pac-12) lost 8-1 to unranked UC Irvine (21-14), its second Tuesday night loss in a row. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf went 3-for-3 at the plate Tuesday night against UC Irvine. Despite logging ten hits as a team, the Bruins only scored one run. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf went 3-for-3 at the plate Tuesday night against UC Irvine. Despite logging ten hits as a team, the Bruins only scored one run. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Coach John Savage will get a chance to face off against UC Irvine on Tuesday. The Bruin head coach was instrumental in the revival of the Anteaters baseball program. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball’s matchup with UC Irvine pits UCLA coach against former team

It won’t be just another game for coach John Savage and the Bruins on Tuesday. No. 13 UCLA baseball (22-9, 11-4 Pac-12) will take on UC Irvine (20-14) – Savage’s former team – at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Tuesday in the first of two meetings between the teams this season. Read more...

Photo: Coach John Savage will get a chance to face off against UC Irvine on Tuesday. The Bruin head coach was instrumental in the revival of the Anteaters baseball program. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Coach John Savage will get a chance to face off against UC Irvine on Tuesday. The Bruin head coach was instrumental in the revival of the Anteaters baseball program. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell drove home 3 runs in UCLA baseball's 12-4 victory over Utah on Sunday. With the win, the Bruins completed the weekend sweep of the Utes. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA baseball trumps Utah in sixth series win over Utes in seven years

Donning the No. 42 on their caps for Jackie Robinson Day on Sunday, the Bruins honored the UCLA legend with a third consecutive victory. No. 17 UCLA baseball (22-9, 11-4 Pac-12) swept Utah (9-25, 4-8) in Salt Lake City over the weekend after outscoring the Utes by 24 total runs in three games. Read more...

Photo: Freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell drove home 3 runs in UCLA baseball's 12-4 victory over Utah on Sunday. With the win, the Bruins completed the weekend sweep of the Utes. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell drove home 3 runs in UCLA baseball's 12-4 victory over Utah on Sunday. With the win, the Bruins completed the weekend sweep of the Utes. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf leads UCLA baseball with seven home runs and 30 RBIs. He has also registered at least one hit in 13 of the Bruins' last 14 games overall. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bruins to face off with Utes after series victory against the Cardinal

After a grueling series win against No. 2 Stanford that catapulted the Bruins into first place in the Pac-12, the Bruins will get a far more favorable draw this weekend. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf leads UCLA baseball with seven home runs and 30 RBIs. He has also registered at least one hit in 13 of the Bruins' last 14 games overall. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf leads UCLA baseball with seven home runs and 30 RBIs. He has also registered at least one hit in 13 of the Bruins' last 14 games overall. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Pitcher Kyle Molnar is expected to make his return to the mound for UCLA baseball this weekend in Utah. The redshirt sophomore has been out since 2016 with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Baseball pitching staff to regain key player for conference play

Kyle Molnar will pitch for the first time since 2016 this weekend. The redshirt sophomore posted a 3.32 ERA during his freshman season as the Sunday starter for UCLA baseball, the lowest of any Bruin starting pitcher that year. Read more...

Photo: Pitcher Kyle Molnar is expected to make his return to the mound for UCLA baseball this weekend in Utah. The redshirt sophomore has been out since 2016 with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Pitcher Kyle Molnar is expected to make his return to the mound for UCLA baseball this weekend in Utah. The redshirt sophomore has been out since 2016 with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Second baseman Chase Strumpf was one of two Bruins to record a hit Tuesday night against Long Beach State. The sophomore is now hitting .324 on the season. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA baseball to face Utah after upset against Long Beach State

The Bruins did something Tuesday they hadn’t done all year. Fresh off a series win over No. 2 Stanford, No. 17 UCLA baseball (19-9, 8-4 Pac-12) was upset by unranked Long Beach State (13-20) 5-2. Read more...

Photo: Second baseman Chase Strumpf was one of two Bruins to record a hit Tuesday night against Long Beach State. The sophomore is now hitting .324 on the season. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Second baseman Chase Strumpf was one of two Bruins to record a hit Tuesday night against Long Beach State. The sophomore is now hitting .324 on the season. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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