Sunday, April 22

Freshman Kevin Kendall replaced sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler as shortstop a couple of weeks ago to shake things up. Kendall is hitting .265 in 13 starts this season. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball renewed with return of injured players, lineup changes

The Bruin bats showed flashes in the first couple months of the season, but recent changes to the lineup and returns from injury increased consistency. Coach John Savage expected No. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Kevin Kendall replaced sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler as shortstop a couple of weeks ago to shake things up. Kendall is hitting .265 in 13 starts this season. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Kevin Kendall replaced sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler as shortstop a couple of weeks ago to shake things up. Kendall is hitting .265 in 13 starts this season. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf went 3-for-3 at the plate Tuesday night against UC Irvine. Despite logging ten hits as a team, the Bruins only scored one run. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Baseball defeated by UC Irvine for second consecutive Tuesday loss

The Bruins still have the most wins in Pac-12 play, but their midweek woes continued Tuesday night. No. 13 UCLA baseball (22-10, 11-4 Pac-12) lost 8-1 to unranked UC Irvine (21-14), its second Tuesday night loss in a row. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf went 3-for-3 at the plate Tuesday night against UC Irvine. Despite logging ten hits as a team, the Bruins only scored one run. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf went 3-for-3 at the plate Tuesday night against UC Irvine. Despite logging ten hits as a team, the Bruins only scored one run. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA track and field will be split between two meets this weekend, with the majority of the team heading to Oklahoma and a small contingent of distance runners heading to the Mt. SAC Relays for the distance carnival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

UCLA track and field team split across meets for second time this season

Track and field rosters are often so long the team is occasionally split between two different meets. This weekend, UCLA track and field would have blanketed three, but senior heptathlete Kendall Gustafson threw a wrench in the team’s scheduling for the second time this year. Read more...

Photo: UCLA track and field will be split between two meets this weekend, with the majority of the team heading to Oklahoma and a small contingent of distance runners heading to the Mt. SAC Relays for the distance carnival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

UCLA track and field will be split between two meets this weekend, with the majority of the team heading to Oklahoma and a small contingent of distance runners heading to the Mt. SAC Relays for the distance carnival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Jada Hart has won her last five singles matches and posts an 11-4 dual match record on the season. The redshirt sophomore said she is familiar with the Pepperdine lineup and looks for redemption after the Waves defeated the Bruins in the NCAA Tournament last year. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA women’s tennis looking to overcome Pepperdine in Wednesday match

Last year the Bruins’ hopes of a national title stayed afloat until the second round of the NCAA Tournament, when they were crushed by the Pepperdine Waves. Read more...

Photo: Jada Hart has won her last five singles matches and posts an 11-4 dual match record on the season. The redshirt sophomore said she is familiar with the Pepperdine lineup and looks for redemption after the Waves defeated the Bruins in the NCAA Tournament last year. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Jada Hart has won her last five singles matches and posts an 11-4 dual match record on the season. The redshirt sophomore said she is familiar with the Pepperdine lineup and looks for redemption after the Waves defeated the Bruins in the NCAA Tournament last year. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s volleyball draws on key player for consistent offense

Last season, sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah was just part of the rotation; now he has emerged as one of top offensive players in the nation, leading all NCAA players in hitting percentage. Read more...

Photo: Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Rising sophomore linebacker Rahyme Johnson – the only player to address the media following Tuesday morning's practice – said he hopes UCLA can play an intrasquad game on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Health concerns lead to uncertainties about football’s spring game format

Chip Kelly remained unsure on the status of this weekend’s UCLA football spring game before Tuesday morning’s practice. “We’re hopeful,” the coach said. “I’ve always wanted to play a game, but we won’t be able to determine that until after (practice on) Thursday.” The reason for uncertainty revolves around the Bruins’ lack of depth at a handful of positions due to health concerns. Read more...

Photo: Rising sophomore linebacker Rahyme Johnson – the only player to address the media following Tuesday morning's practice – said he hopes UCLA can play an intrasquad game on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Rising sophomore linebacker Rahyme Johnson – the only player to address the media following Tuesday morning's practice – said he hopes UCLA can play an intrasquad game on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)