Tuesday, January 23

Junior pitcher Jake Bird appeared in 18 games for the Bruins in 2017 and finished the season with a 5-5 record to go along with a 2.75 ERA. Bird also managed to strike out 42 batters in just under 56 innings. Bird is projected to be an early-round pick in the MLB Draft which starts June 12.
(Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Jake Bird prepares for MLB Draft in wake of shoulder injury

As his second-grade year came to an end, an 8-year-old Jake Bird signed his friends’ yearbooks. “Save this autograph for when I’m playing in the major leagues,” he told them. Read more...

Photo: Junior pitcher Jake Bird appeared in 18 games for the Bruins in 2017 and finished the season with a 5-5 record to go along with a 2.75 ERA. Bird also managed to strike out 42 batters in just under 56 innings. Bird is projected to be an early-round pick in the MLB Draft which starts June 12. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Junior pitcher Jake Bird appeared in 18 games for the Bruins in 2017 and finished the season with a 5-5 record to go along with a 2.75 ERA. Bird also managed to strike out 42 batters in just under 56 innings. Bird is projected to be an early-round pick in the MLB Draft which starts June 12.
(Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)



One American League scout said that Griffin Canning was pitching very well, but the junior ace took the loss in Friday's NCAA Regional matchup. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Bruin baseball falls to Longhorns 3-2 in NCAA Regional

The Bruins started the postseason with a loss, so it’s win-or-go-home for the rest of the weekend. “We expected a dogfight, and we got one,” said coach John Savage. Read more...

Photo: One American League scout said that Griffin Canning was pitching very well, but the junior ace took the loss in Friday's NCAA Regional matchup. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

One American League scout said that Griffin Canning was pitching very well, but the junior ace took the loss in Friday's NCAA Regional matchup. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior Griffin Canning will be the starting pitcher in Friday's game, but the Bruins' starters for the rest of the weekend are up in the air. UCLA will open against Texas in the Long Beach regional.(Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Baseball adapts to player injuries, Texas lineup for upcoming game

A trio of familiar foes stand between UCLA baseball and its first super regional appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2013. UCLA enters the regional round having already faced each of the three teams in its pool – No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Griffin Canning will be the starting pitcher in Friday's game, but the Bruins' starters for the rest of the weekend are up in the air. UCLA will open against Texas in the Long Beach regional.(Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Junior Griffin Canning will be the starting pitcher in Friday's game, but the Bruins' starters for the rest of the weekend are up in the air. UCLA will open against Texas in the Long Beach regional.(Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Jon Olsen has been a stalwart presence on Sundays for UCLA baseball. The sophomore pitcher's 2.91 ERA is sixth-best among Pac-12 pitchers, and only a handful of pitchers have as many wins in conference as Olsen. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Baseball may field Jon Olsen in new pitching rotation for regionals

When you think about UCLA baseball’s pitching staff, you think about Griffin Canning. The junior ace pitches Friday nights, has four pitches that coach John Savage has called “Major League average” and is projected to be a first-round pick in this month’s MLB draft. Read more...

Photo: Jon Olsen has been a stalwart presence on Sundays for UCLA baseball. The sophomore pitcher's 2.91 ERA is sixth-best among Pac-12 pitchers, and only a handful of pitchers have as many wins in conference as Olsen. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Jon Olsen has been a stalwart presence on Sundays for UCLA baseball. The sophomore pitcher's 2.91 ERA is sixth-best among Pac-12 pitchers, and only a handful of pitchers have as many wins in conference as Olsen. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

No. 3 seed Oregon softball will take on No. 6 seed Washington in the double elimination round of the Women's College World Series. Oregon and Washington are two of the three Pac-12 teams in the tournament with the other being No. 5 seed UCLA. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Around the League: Pac-12 sends three baseball, four softball teams to nationals

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12. Baseball Grant Sugimura, assistant Sports editor With the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship bracket having been announced, two Pac-12 teams find themselves in the top eight seeds. Read more...

Photo: No. 3 seed Oregon softball will take on No. 6 seed Washington in the double elimination round of the Women's College World Series. Oregon and Washington are two of the three Pac-12 teams in the tournament with the other being No. 5 seed UCLA. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

No. 3 seed Oregon softball will take on No. 6 seed Washington in the double elimination round of the Women's College World Series. Oregon and Washington are two of the three Pac-12 teams in the tournament with the other being No. 5 seed UCLA. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)


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