Saturday, June 15



The Bruins were decimated this year by a slew of injuries and MLB Draft departures, making it difficult for them to repeat as NCAA champions.
(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA baseball’s season falls short, plagued by injuries

After UCLA baseball won the 2013 national championship, the bar was raised, expectations were heightened and the team entered the season with a target on its back. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins were decimated this year by a slew of injuries and MLB Draft departures, making it difficult for them to repeat as NCAA champions. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Bruins were decimated this year by a slew of injuries and MLB Draft departures, making it difficult for them to repeat as NCAA champions.
(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore outfielder Ty Moore said the Bruins, despite not making the playoffs, kept themselves motivated by looking to end the season on a high note. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin Senior Staff)

Baseball ends losing season on high note with series win

With the playoffs out of reach, UCLA baseball had nothing but pride to play for. Instead of mailing in the last three games, the team had a message to send: The Bruins don’t give up and they fight until the very end. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore outfielder Ty Moore said the Bruins, despite not making the playoffs, kept themselves motivated by looking to end the season on a high note. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin Senior Staff)

Sophomore outfielder Ty Moore said the Bruins, despite not making the playoffs, kept themselves motivated by looking to end the season on a high note. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin Senior Staff)

Senior infielder Pat Gallagher said he wants to "take something" from Washington and end baseball's season on a winning note.

(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball looking to play spoiler in final series against Washington

Having lost any chance at a title this season, UCLA baseball has nothing to lose and intends to play that way, battling eighth-ranked Washington in its final series of the season, according to senior infielder Pat Gallagher. Read more...

Photo: Senior infielder Pat Gallagher said he wants to "take something" from Washington and end baseball's season on a winning note. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior infielder Pat Gallagher said he wants to "take something" from Washington and end baseball's season on a winning note.

(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bono switched to the baseball team after originally starting out on the football team, as a quarterback, like his father. He made a game-saving catch against North Carolina State in the College World Series that prevented the go-ahead runs from scoring. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Christoph Bono shares athletic success with father at UCLA

Instead of running around playrooms as a kid, Christoph Bono ran around inside NFL locker rooms with NFL stadiums as his playground. Years before the redshirt sophomore outfielder was making a game-saving catch to help UCLA baseball advance in the College World Series during its 2013 national championship run, he was hammering on the bolts of stadium seats with his plastic tool kit, watching his father, Steve Bono, play at the highest level that football has to offer. Read more...

Photo: Bono switched to the baseball team after originally starting out on the football team, as a quarterback, like his father. He made a game-saving catch against North Carolina State in the College World Series that prevented the go-ahead runs from scoring. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bono switched to the baseball team after originally starting out on the football team, as a quarterback, like his father. He made a game-saving catch against North Carolina State in the College World Series that prevented the go-ahead runs from scoring. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior catcher Shane Zeile helped accommodate baseball's shifting, injury-filled roster this year in his transition from infielder to catcher.
(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball to end challenging year with brighter prospects

For UCLA baseball, the season started well enough, as the defending national champions began the season ranked No. 12 and were picked to finish third in the Pac-12. Read more...

Photo: Junior catcher Shane Zeile helped accommodate baseball's shifting, injury-filled roster this year in his transition from infielder to catcher. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior catcher Shane Zeile helped accommodate baseball's shifting, injury-filled roster this year in his transition from infielder to catcher.
(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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