Sunday, April 22


Junior pitcher Jon Olsen made a surprise start for UCLA on Sunday after missing nearly four weeks with facial fractures suffered last month. Olsen went three innings deep and struck out five. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Ace makes postinjury debut in baseball’s victory against Stanford

Coach John Savage made a surprising decision Sunday, calling upon the masked man in the biggest game of the season to date. Jon Olsen wasn’t expected to return this weekend from facial fractures suffered last month; however, the junior ace came out wearing a protective, clear mask to start for No. Read more...

Photo: Junior pitcher Jon Olsen made a surprise start for UCLA on Sunday after missing nearly four weeks with facial fractures suffered last month. Olsen went three innings deep and struck out five. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Junior pitcher Jon Olsen made a surprise start for UCLA on Sunday after missing nearly four weeks with facial fractures suffered last month. Olsen went three innings deep and struck out five. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore right fielder Michael Toglia tied his career-highs with two home runs and six RBIs on Saturday afternoon. However, the Bruins fell to the Cardinal and will play a rubber match for the series Sunday. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball loses to Stanford 13-11 despite final-inning comeback

A home run derby took place between two of the top-five pitching teams in the nation Saturday. No. 21 UCLA baseball (18-8, 7-4 Pac-12) and No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore right fielder Michael Toglia tied his career-highs with two home runs and six RBIs on Saturday afternoon. However, the Bruins fell to the Cardinal and will play a rubber match for the series Sunday. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore right fielder Michael Toglia tied his career-highs with two home runs and six RBIs on Saturday afternoon. However, the Bruins fell to the Cardinal and will play a rubber match for the series Sunday. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler's grand slam in the eighth inning of Friday night's game lifted UCLA baseball to an 8-4 win over Stanford. It was also the first grand slam of Kreidler's baseball career. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Grand slam propels UCLA baseball to 8-4 victory over Stanford

The first grand slam of sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler’s life happened to be the game-winner for the Bruins. In what was expected to be a low-scoring pitchers’ duel between the teams with the two lowest ERAs in the conference, No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler's grand slam in the eighth inning of Friday night's game lifted UCLA baseball to an 8-4 win over Stanford. It was also the first grand slam of Kreidler's baseball career. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler's grand slam in the eighth inning of Friday night's game lifted UCLA baseball to an 8-4 win over Stanford. It was also the first grand slam of Kreidler's baseball career. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Senior right-hander Jake Bird will take the mound Friday night for the Bruins then they open their weekend series with Stanford. Bird has only surrendered seven earned runs all season.(Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball hopes to challenge Stanford in three-game weekend series

It will be a battle of the pitchers this weekend at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Coming into the weekend with a 2.37 ERA and .228 batting average against, No. Read more...

Photo: Senior right-hander Jake Bird will take the mound Friday night for the Bruins then they open their weekend series with Stanford. Bird has only surrendered seven earned runs all season.(Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior right-hander Jake Bird will take the mound Friday night for the Bruins then they open their weekend series with Stanford. Bird has only surrendered seven earned runs all season.(Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore pitcher Kyle Mora made his first career start for UCLA baseball Tuesday night against Loyola Marymount. He went five and 2/3 innings and struck out eight batters to help the Bruins pick up a 13-1 victory. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball takes down Loyola Marymount in 13-1 victory

History repeated itself for UCLA baseball Tuesday night. The visiting No. 21 Bruins (17-7) defeated Loyola Marymount (13-15) for the second time this season in a 13-1 rout at George C. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore pitcher Kyle Mora made his first career start for UCLA baseball Tuesday night against Loyola Marymount. He went five and 2/3 innings and struck out eight batters to help the Bruins pick up a 13-1 victory. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore pitcher Kyle Mora made his first career start for UCLA baseball Tuesday night against Loyola Marymount. He went five and 2/3 innings and struck out eight batters to help the Bruins pick up a 13-1 victory. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell is set to return the lineup Tuesday night when the Bruins take on LMU. Mitchell is hitting .262 in 14 games played this season, but has missed the last few weeks with a concussion. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball to face LMU following Pac-12 losses, team injuries

After a surprising series loss to unranked California last weekend, UCLA is now stuck in a three-way tie for second in the Pac-12. No. 21 UCLA baseball (16-7, 6-3 Pac-12), which has lost three of its last four games, will have to leave its Pac-12 frustration behind as it returns to midweek play against Loyola Marymount (13-14) on Tuesday night. Read more...

Photo: Freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell is set to return the lineup Tuesday night when the Bruins take on LMU. Mitchell is hitting .262 in 14 games played this season, but has missed the last few weeks with a concussion. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell is set to return the lineup Tuesday night when the Bruins take on LMU. Mitchell is hitting .262 in 14 games played this season, but has missed the last few weeks with a concussion. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)


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