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Jeremy Ydens was the leadoff hitter for the Bruins for the second half of the season and now holds that role for his summer team, the Wareham Gatemen. Ydens was named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star last week. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Bruins to play for West Division All-Star Team in Cape Cod Baseball League

The Cape Cod Baseball League is approaching its All-Star break, but a couple of Bruins won’t be getting too much time off. Two UCLA baseball players, rising juniors pitcher Ryan Garcia and outfielder Jeremy Ydens, were named to the CCBL West Division All-Star Team last week. Read more...

Photo: Jeremy Ydens was the leadoff hitter for the Bruins for the second half of the season and now holds that role for his summer team, the Wareham Gatemen. Ydens was named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star last week. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Jeremy Ydens was the leadoff hitter for the Bruins for the second half of the season and now holds that role for his summer team, the Wareham Gatemen. Ydens was named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star last week. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)


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)


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