Monday, November 12

So far, the postseason has presented new challenges for UCLA softball – rallying from behind and losing to a team they beat earlier in the season. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Tightly fought games awaken UCLA softball to pressures of postseason

The Bruins’ postseason run almost ended last weekend. After five games in three days, including three elimination games, No. 3 seed UCLA softball (54-5) discovered that the postseason is a different brand of softball – in which every game will be close. Read more...

Photo: So far, the postseason has presented new challenges for UCLA softball – rallying from behind and losing to a team they beat earlier in the season. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

So far, the postseason has presented new challenges for UCLA softball – rallying from behind and losing to a team they beat earlier in the season. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore Rachel Garcia pitched in every game the Bruins played this weekend, including a complete game one-hitter Friday against Sacramento State. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

After weekend of ups and downs, softball moves on to sixth straight super regional

UCLA played three consecutive games knowing if they lost any one of them their season would come to an end. After losing to Cal State Fullerton on Saturday afternoon, UCLA won three games in two days to advance to the Super Regional for the sixth consecutive season. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore Rachel Garcia pitched in every game the Bruins played this weekend, including a complete game one-hitter Friday against Sacramento State. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore Rachel Garcia pitched in every game the Bruins played this weekend, including a complete game one-hitter Friday against Sacramento State. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Aaliyah Jordan leads the Bruins in seven offensive categories in 2018 en route to what has been their best season since the turn of the century. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Softball ends season with multiple honors, highest win percentage since 2000

The Bruins leave the 2018 regular season with seven straight conference series wins and two losses in their last 20 games. No. 2 UCLA softball (50-4, 20-4 Pac-12) produced its fifth 50-win season over the last 10 years. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Aaliyah Jordan leads the Bruins in seven offensive categories in 2018 en route to what has been their best season since the turn of the century. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Aaliyah Jordan leads the Bruins in seven offensive categories in 2018 en route to what has been their best season since the turn of the century. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Pac-12 Player of the Year redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia enters her second playoff season as a Bruin on Friday against Sacramento State. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Softball seniors to take on fourth World Series, hope to garner win at last

The Bruins begin their postseason journey to a fourth straight World Series on Friday. After securing the No. 3 seed, UCLA softball (50-4, 20-4 Pac-12) will host the NCAA Los Angeles regional and face Sacramento State (31-18, 14-7 Big Sky) for its first game of the tournament. Read more...

Photo: Pac-12 Player of the Year redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia enters her second playoff season as a Bruin on Friday against Sacramento State. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Pac-12 Player of the Year redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia enters her second playoff season as a Bruin on Friday against Sacramento State. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

The No. 1 Bruins were able to eke out wins over the No. 2 Sun Devils on Friday and Saturday after a shutout loss Thursday night. Senior Madeline Jelenicki hit a game-winning home run Saturday in what was her final regular season game as a Bruin. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball wins series against Arizona State, but loses Pac-12 to Oregon

Despite only needing three wins to secure the top spot of the Pac-12, the Bruins were unable to capture the title. No. 1 UCLA softball (50-4, 20-4 Pac-12) finished off its regular season with a 2-1 series win against No. Read more...

Photo: The No. 1 Bruins were able to eke out wins over the No. 2 Sun Devils on Friday and Saturday after a shutout loss Thursday night. Senior Madeline Jelenicki hit a game-winning home run Saturday in what was her final regular season game as a Bruin. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

The No. 1 Bruins were able to eke out wins over the No. 2 Sun Devils on Friday and Saturday after a shutout loss Thursday night. Senior Madeline Jelenicki hit a game-winning home run Saturday in what was her final regular season game as a Bruin. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Senior Madeline Jelenicki was one of just three Bruins to log a hit Thursday night against the No. 6 Arizona State Sun Devils. The shutout loss was just their fourth of the year and only the second time the Bruins failed to score. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball suffers second shutout of season with loss to Arizona State

The Bruins were nearly no-hit Thursday night. After averaging 6.7 runs per game and just over nine hits per game this season, No. 1 UCLA softball (48-4, 18-4 Pac-12) put up just three hits in their 3-0 loss to No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Madeline Jelenicki was one of just three Bruins to log a hit Thursday night against the No. 6 Arizona State Sun Devils. The shutout loss was just their fourth of the year and only the second time the Bruins failed to score. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Senior Madeline Jelenicki was one of just three Bruins to log a hit Thursday night against the No. 6 Arizona State Sun Devils. The shutout loss was just their fourth of the year and only the second time the Bruins failed to score. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

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The Rundown: May 10

Men’s basketball Sam Connon, Daily Bruin reporter The Bruins now have the top 2019 recruiting class in the conference. Jaime Jaquez, a four-star shooting guard from Camarillo, California, verbally committed to UCLA men’s basketball Tuesday afternoon on Twitter. Read more...

Photo: (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

(Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)


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