Saturday, July 21

After trailing by 34 points, former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen led the Bruins to a comeback victory over the Texas A&M Aggies in the first game of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
After trailing by 34 points, former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen led the Bruins to a comeback victory over the Texas A&M Aggies in the first game of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Shreya Mantri/Daily Bruin)
(Shreya Mantri/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)
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)

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)

With the game tied 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning, junior outfielder Jake Pries hit a walk-off to left field to bring home sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf and defeat Gonzaga 6-5. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)
With the game tied 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning, junior outfielder Jake Pries hit a walk-off to left field to bring home sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf and defeat Gonzaga 6-5. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore reliever Kyle Mora has stepped up for the Bruins in 2018. The right-hander had just four appearances as a freshman last year, but this season, he came out of the bullpen and pitched in 18 games, recording a 1.69 ERA with a 0.154 batting average against. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Relievers offer promising performances after baseball loses starters to injuries

The Bruins’ pitching staff was plagued with injuries all season, forcing inexperienced pitchers into major roles from the bullpen. No. 19 UCLA baseball (36-19, 19-11 Pac-12) lost three potential starting pitchers over the course of the season, leading coach John Savage to reach into his bullpen to find three new starters in freshman Zach Pettway, sophomore Ryan Garcia and redshirt sophomore Jack Ralston. Read more...

Sophomore reliever Kyle Mora has stepped up for the Bruins in 2018. The right-hander had just four appearances as a freshman last year, but this season, he came out of the bullpen and pitched in 18 games, recording a 1.69 ERA with a 0.154 batting average against. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore right-hander Ryan Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings – his longest outing of the year – without allowing an earned run. The Bruins' pitching staff ended the weekend with a 2.00 ERA against the No. 1 offense in the Pac-12, Oregon State, stealing the series finale 4-1. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)
Sophomore right-hander Ryan Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings – his longest outing of the year – without allowing an earned run. The Bruins' pitching staff ended the weekend with a 2.00 ERA against the No. 1 offense in the Pac-12, Oregon State, stealing the series finale 4-1. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)


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