Monday, February 18

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)

Senior sinkerballer Jake Bird went the distance Thursday, tossing a complete game and allowing just 2 earned runs on five hits. The Bruins' offense, however, could not get any runs on the board and Bird took the loss as UCLA fell 2-0 to Oregon State. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball drops first game against Oregon State heading into postseason

The Bruins had plenty of chances, but they just weren’t able to put the pieces together down the stretch. Entering the game in need of a series win heading into the postseason, No. Read more...

Photo: Senior sinkerballer Jake Bird went the distance Thursday, tossing a complete game and allowing just 2 earned runs on five hits. The Bruins' offense, however, could not get any runs on the board and Bird took the loss as UCLA fell 2-0 to Oregon State. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior sinkerballer Jake Bird went the distance Thursday, tossing a complete game and allowing just 2 earned runs on five hits. The Bruins' offense, however, could not get any runs on the board and Bird took the loss as UCLA fell 2-0 to Oregon State. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior pitcher Jake Bird will get the start for UCLA baseball Thursday night against No. 2 Oregon State. Bird, who leads the Pac-12 with a 1.97 ERA, will face off against the Beavers' ace Luke Heimlich, who leads the conference with 13 wins. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Baseball prepares to close out regular season with series against Oregon State

The Bruins may not have played any ranked teams over the past few weeks, but they’re going to be up against one of the nation’s finest in Corvallis, Oregon, this weekend. Read more...

Photo: Senior pitcher Jake Bird will get the start for UCLA baseball Thursday night against No. 2 Oregon State. Bird, who leads the Pac-12 with a 1.97 ERA, will face off against the Beavers' ace Luke Heimlich, who leads the conference with 13 wins. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior pitcher Jake Bird will get the start for UCLA baseball Thursday night against No. 2 Oregon State. Bird, who leads the Pac-12 with a 1.97 ERA, will face off against the Beavers' ace Luke Heimlich, who leads the conference with 13 wins. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)


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