Wednesday, November 21


Former UCLA outfielder Daniel Amaral continued his family's tradition of playing ball at UCLA, looking to his father Rich Amaral and his older brother Beau Amaral for guidance on and off the field. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Daniel Amaral reflects on growth as baseball player, family legacy at UCLA

Daniel Amaral grew up admiring – as many boys do – his father. And like many of his former UCLA baseball teammates, he also grew up admiring a major league baseball player. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA outfielder Daniel Amaral continued his family's tradition of playing ball at UCLA, looking to his father Rich Amaral and his older brother Beau Amaral for guidance on and off the field. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Former UCLA outfielder Daniel Amaral continued his family's tradition of playing ball at UCLA, looking to his father Rich Amaral and his older brother Beau Amaral for guidance on and off the field. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)


Former UCLA utility Alex Roelse logged five goals for the senior national team last week. Team USA finished in seventh place out of eight teams at the  2018 FINA World League Super Final. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

The Rundown: June 25

This post was updated Aug. 15 at 4:46 p.m. Men’s water polo Joy Hong, assistant Sports editor Four Bruins helped Team USA in Budapest, Hungary last weekend, but finished in seventh place out of eight teams. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA utility Alex Roelse logged five goals for the senior national team last week. Team USA finished in seventh place out of eight teams at the 2018 FINA World League Super Final. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Former UCLA utility Alex Roelse logged five goals for the senior national team last week. Team USA finished in seventh place out of eight teams at the  2018 FINA World League Super Final. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Graduating UCLA baseball pitcher Jake Bird was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies last week. Bird finished with an ERA of 2.18, which was the lowest among the team's starters. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Four current Bruins, four UCLA commits selected in MLB Draft

Jake Bird was at home when he got the call. “I was … hanging out with my little brother and my dad,” the pitcher said. “The (Colorado) Rockies called me in the morning, and I was really pumped when I saw the pick come in and see my name pop up – it was really cool.” The senior was drafted in the fifth round of the MLB Draft Tuesday, making him the first of four current UCLA baseball players selected for the draft this year. Read more...

Photo: Graduating UCLA baseball pitcher Jake Bird was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies last week. Bird finished with an ERA of 2.18, which was the lowest among the team's starters. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Graduating UCLA baseball pitcher Jake Bird was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies last week. Bird finished with an ERA of 2.18, which was the lowest among the team's starters. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

The Bruins made it all the way to NCAA regionals before being ousted by Minnesota on Sunday. UCLA baseball had 10-2 and 14-2 stretches this season, but inconsistency and a lack of depth held it back from going to the College World Series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Injuries, losses frustrate UCLA baseball’s aspirations for championship win

There was a point in 2018 when the Bruins looked like they were on the road to Omaha, Nebraska. UCLA baseball (38-21, 19-11 Pac-12) was in the midst of an eight-game winning streak, wrapping up April with a 13-3 record. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins made it all the way to NCAA regionals before being ousted by Minnesota on Sunday. UCLA baseball had 10-2 and 14-2 stretches this season, but inconsistency and a lack of depth held it back from going to the College World Series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Bruins made it all the way to NCAA regionals before being ousted by Minnesota on Sunday. UCLA baseball had 10-2 and 14-2 stretches this season, but inconsistency and a lack of depth held it back from going to the College World Series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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)