Tuesday, June 19

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)

UCLA men's soccer finished with its worst record in almost 70 years last season. This year, the Bruins have brought in its first No. 1 recruiting class since 2015, which could help the program get back on track. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Gabe’s Grumbles: Incoming freshmen class offers hope for men’s soccer next season

The Bruins have no choice but to be better next season, and their hope lies within the crop of top-ranked incoming freshmen. UCLA men’s soccer finished the season ranked 54th in the nation, recording a 7-10-1 record. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's soccer finished with its worst record in almost 70 years last season. This year, the Bruins have brought in its first No. 1 recruiting class since 2015, which could help the program get back on track. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's soccer finished with its worst record in almost 70 years last season. This year, the Bruins have brought in its first No. 1 recruiting class since 2015, which could help the program get back on track. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Coach John Savage said he was glad to get a chance to work with freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell this year, who Savage praised for his speed  – both in the field and on the basepaths – as well as his potential at the plate moving forward. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Mitchell, one of UCLA’s best baseball recruits, thrives despite health issues

Garrett Mitchell has been compared to Lonzo Ball and Myles Jack for good reason – he’s one of the best baseball recruits ever to come to UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Coach John Savage said he was glad to get a chance to work with freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell this year, who Savage praised for his speed – both in the field and on the basepaths – as well as his potential at the plate moving forward. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Coach John Savage said he was glad to get a chance to work with freshman right fielder Garrett Mitchell this year, who Savage praised for his speed  – both in the field and on the basepaths – as well as his potential at the plate moving forward. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball had one of its best regular seasons in recent memory, finishing with a 50-4 record, but it culminated in a third-place finish at the Women’s College World Series.  (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Softball reflects on strong season after narrowly missing championship

The Bruins did almost everything right. UCLA softball started the regular season with the No. 1 recruiting class in the country and 25 straight wins, tied for its best start to a season. Read more...

Photo: UCLA softball had one of its best regular seasons in recent memory, finishing with a 50-4 record, but it culminated in a third-place finish at the Women’s College World Series. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball had one of its best regular seasons in recent memory, finishing with a 50-4 record, but it culminated in a third-place finish at the Women’s College World Series.  (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's club rugby fell to Lindenwood University in the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship final. The loss marked the second time the Bruins lost in the final, with the other being their last appearance against California in 2016. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Men’s club rugby falls in championship finals against Lindenwood

The Bruins fell one match short of clinching their first collegiate rugby championship after a testing path to the final. UCLA men’s club rugby dropped the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Cup final to Lindenwood University by a score of 24-7 on Sunday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's club rugby fell to Lindenwood University in the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship final. The loss marked the second time the Bruins lost in the final, with the other being their last appearance against California in 2016. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's club rugby fell to Lindenwood University in the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship final. The loss marked the second time the Bruins lost in the final, with the other being their last appearance against California in 2016. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Fresman Alyssa Wilson will make her NCAA Division I championship meet debut in not one, but three events – the shot put, hammer throw and discus throw. She is the only woman in the country to have qualified for all three this year. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Seven qualifying track and field athletes look to NCAAs starting Wednesday

Seven qualifying UCLA track and field athletes boarded a plane for Eugene, Oregon, on Monday, with the NCAA championships just two days away. This year’s nationals squad is a mix of experience levels, with one freshman, two sophomores, two juniors and two seniors. Read more...

Photo: Fresman Alyssa Wilson will make her NCAA Division I championship meet debut in not one, but three events – the shot put, hammer throw and discus throw. She is the only woman in the country to have qualified for all three this year. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Fresman Alyssa Wilson will make her NCAA Division I championship meet debut in not one, but three events – the shot put, hammer throw and discus throw. She is the only woman in the country to have qualified for all three this year. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore right-hander Jack Ralston got the start for the Bruins on Sunday, but he was unable to make it out of the second inning against No. 1 seed Minnesota. The Bruins used six pitchers in the game and were knocked out of the NCAA tournament after losing 13-8. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Baseball knocked out of NCAA tournament in Minnesota rematch loss

The Bruins ran out of arms. No. 2 seed UCLA baseball (38-21) lost 13-8 to No. 1 seed Minnesota (44-13) on Sunday night in the Minneapolis regional, eliminating the Bruins from the NCAA tournament and ending their season. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore right-hander Jack Ralston got the start for the Bruins on Sunday, but he was unable to make it out of the second inning against No. 1 seed Minnesota. The Bruins used six pitchers in the game and were knocked out of the NCAA tournament after losing 13-8. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore right-hander Jack Ralston got the start for the Bruins on Sunday, but he was unable to make it out of the second inning against No. 1 seed Minnesota. The Bruins used six pitchers in the game and were knocked out of the NCAA tournament after losing 13-8. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)