Friday, February 15

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...

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No. 1 UCLA softball has one last chance at claiming the Pac-12 title this weekend in its series with No. 6 Arizona State, the Bruins’ final series of the regular season. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball one series away from catching Pac-12 championship

UCLA softball has the opportunity to claim its first Pac-12 championship since 2009 over the weekend. “At the beginning of the season, our coaches sat us down in our clubhouse,” said freshman first baseman Kinsley Washington. Read more...

Photo: No. 1 UCLA softball has one last chance at claiming the Pac-12 title this weekend in its series with No. 6 Arizona State, the Bruins’ final series of the regular season. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

No. 1 UCLA softball has one last chance at claiming the Pac-12 title this weekend in its series with No. 6 Arizona State, the Bruins’ final series of the regular season. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

The Bruins, Huskies and Ducks have topped their conference all year, and heading into the last weekend of Pac-12 play, the Ducks and Bruins are both within spitting distance of a conference title. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Top-ranked UCLA softball, Pac-12 rivals ready to swing into postseason

For 11-straight weeks, a Pac-12 team has topped the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association softball rankings. Two teams – UCLA (48-3, 18-3 Pac-12) and Washington (44-8, 15-8) – have held the No. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins, Huskies and Ducks have topped their conference all year, and heading into the last weekend of Pac-12 play, the Ducks and Bruins are both within spitting distance of a conference title. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

The Bruins, Huskies and Ducks have topped their conference all year, and heading into the last weekend of Pac-12 play, the Ducks and Bruins are both within spitting distance of a conference title. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)


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