Saturday, September 22

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)


Sophomore right-hander Ryan Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings – his longest outing of the year – without allowing an earned run. The Bruins' pitching staff ended the weekend with a 2.00 ERA against the No. 1 offense in the Pac-12, Oregon State, stealing the series finale 4-1. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Baseball caps off turbulent regular season with 4-1 victory over Oregon State

The Bruins proved to themselves that they can accomplish what’s needed in the postseason. “We know after today what it takes to win,” said sophomore pitcher Ryan Garcia. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore right-hander Ryan Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings – his longest outing of the year – without allowing an earned run. The Bruins' pitching staff ended the weekend with a 2.00 ERA against the No. 1 offense in the Pac-12, Oregon State, stealing the series finale 4-1. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore right-hander Ryan Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings – his longest outing of the year – without allowing an earned run. The Bruins' pitching staff ended the weekend with a 2.00 ERA against the No. 1 offense in the Pac-12, Oregon State, stealing the series finale 4-1. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

The Bruins are headed back to the NCAA Tournament and will open up their postseason in the Minneapolis Regional. Its first matchup is against No. 3-seeded Gonzaga, who UCLA defeated twice last season. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

No. 2 seed UCLA baseball to face Gonzaga in Minneapolis Regional

The Bruins may not be hosting a regional next week, but they’re still tournament bound for the second year in a row. UCLA baseball (36-19) was awarded the No. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins are headed back to the NCAA Tournament and will open up their postseason in the Minneapolis Regional. Its first matchup is against No. 3-seeded Gonzaga, who UCLA defeated twice last season. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

The Bruins are headed back to the NCAA Tournament and will open up their postseason in the Minneapolis Regional. Its first matchup is against No. 3-seeded Gonzaga, who UCLA defeated twice last season. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore left fielder Jeremy Ydens had the Bruins' lone RBI on a single to center in the seventh inning. UCLA was unable to dig out of a four-run deficit and fell to Oregon State 4-1. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Unable to overcome previous shutout, baseball loses 4-1 against Oregon State

The two highest scoring teams in the Pac-12 have shut each other down. No. 18 UCLA baseball (35-19, 18-11 Pac-12) lost 4-1 to No. 2 Oregon State (44-9-1, 20-8-1) 4-1 Friday evening, falling in the series after getting shutout Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore left fielder Jeremy Ydens had the Bruins' lone RBI on a single to center in the seventh inning. UCLA was unable to dig out of a four-run deficit and fell to Oregon State 4-1. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore left fielder Jeremy Ydens had the Bruins' lone RBI on a single to center in the seventh inning. UCLA was unable to dig out of a four-run deficit and fell to Oregon State 4-1. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)


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