Sunday, May 20

Pitcher Kyle Molnar is expected to make his return to the mound for UCLA baseball this weekend in Utah. The redshirt sophomore has been out since 2016 with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Baseball pitching staff to regain key player for conference play

Kyle Molnar will pitch for the first time since 2016 this weekend. The redshirt sophomore posted a 3.32 ERA during his freshman season as the Sunday starter for UCLA baseball, the lowest of any Bruin starting pitcher that year. Read more...

Photo: Pitcher Kyle Molnar is expected to make his return to the mound for UCLA baseball this weekend in Utah. The redshirt sophomore has been out since 2016 with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Pitcher Kyle Molnar is expected to make his return to the mound for UCLA baseball this weekend in Utah. The redshirt sophomore has been out since 2016 with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA baseball's offense has recorded 39 runs in its last four outings. Sophomore first baseman Michael Toglia led the offensive charge for UCLA over the weekend against Stanford, hitting two of the team's five home runs in the series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball prepares for nonconference play against Long Beach State

After losing a series to California last weekend, coach John Savage addressed his team and told them they needed to become a completely different team. UCLA baseball has scored 39 runs in four games since that weekend, won a series over No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA baseball's offense has recorded 39 runs in its last four outings. Sophomore first baseman Michael Toglia led the offensive charge for UCLA over the weekend against Stanford, hitting two of the team's five home runs in the series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA baseball's offense has recorded 39 runs in its last four outings. Sophomore first baseman Michael Toglia led the offensive charge for UCLA over the weekend against Stanford, hitting two of the team's five home runs in the series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior pitcher Jon Olsen made a surprise start for UCLA on Sunday after missing nearly four weeks with facial fractures suffered last month. Olsen went three innings deep and struck out five. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Ace makes postinjury debut in baseball’s victory against Stanford

Coach John Savage made a surprising decision Sunday, calling upon the masked man in the biggest game of the season to date. Jon Olsen wasn’t expected to return this weekend from facial fractures suffered last month; however, the junior ace came out wearing a protective, clear mask to start for No. Read more...

Photo: Junior pitcher Jon Olsen made a surprise start for UCLA on Sunday after missing nearly four weeks with facial fractures suffered last month. Olsen went three innings deep and struck out five. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Junior pitcher Jon Olsen made a surprise start for UCLA on Sunday after missing nearly four weeks with facial fractures suffered last month. Olsen went three innings deep and struck out five. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore right fielder Michael Toglia tied his career-highs with two home runs and six RBIs on Saturday afternoon. However, the Bruins fell to the Cardinal and will play a rubber match for the series Sunday. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball loses to Stanford 13-11 despite final-inning comeback

A home run derby took place between two of the top-five pitching teams in the nation Saturday. No. 21 UCLA baseball (18-8, 7-4 Pac-12) and No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore right fielder Michael Toglia tied his career-highs with two home runs and six RBIs on Saturday afternoon. However, the Bruins fell to the Cardinal and will play a rubber match for the series Sunday. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore right fielder Michael Toglia tied his career-highs with two home runs and six RBIs on Saturday afternoon. However, the Bruins fell to the Cardinal and will play a rubber match for the series Sunday. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore pitcher Kyle Mora made his first career start for UCLA baseball Tuesday night against Loyola Marymount. He went five and 2/3 innings and struck out eight batters to help the Bruins pick up a 13-1 victory. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball takes down Loyola Marymount in 13-1 victory

History repeated itself for UCLA baseball Tuesday night. The visiting No. 21 Bruins (17-7) defeated Loyola Marymount (13-15) for the second time this season in a 13-1 rout at George C. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore pitcher Kyle Mora made his first career start for UCLA baseball Tuesday night against Loyola Marymount. He went five and 2/3 innings and struck out eight batters to help the Bruins pick up a 13-1 victory. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore pitcher Kyle Mora made his first career start for UCLA baseball Tuesday night against Loyola Marymount. He went five and 2/3 innings and struck out eight batters to help the Bruins pick up a 13-1 victory. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Garrett Mitchell made his return to the lineup this weekend against California. The right fielder went 3-for-11 in three games, including a 2-for-4 performance on Saturday, but the Bruins dropped the series to the Golden Bears. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Baseball loses series for first time in season, falls to Golden Bears

In an unassuming, low-scoring weekend, the Bruins had the final game and the series in the bag with two frames remaining. Then it all fell apart. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Garrett Mitchell made his return to the lineup this weekend against California. The right fielder went 3-for-11 in three games, including a 2-for-4 performance on Saturday, but the Bruins dropped the series to the Golden Bears. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Garrett Mitchell made his return to the lineup this weekend against California. The right fielder went 3-for-11 in three games, including a 2-for-4 performance on Saturday, but the Bruins dropped the series to the Golden Bears. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Despite the Bruins being shutout for the first time this season on Sunday, sophomore designated hitter Jack Stronach continues to impress. He picked up two hits in four at-bats in the 4-0 loss. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Baseball wins series against ASU, despite getting shutout in last game

After scoring 12 runs the day before, the Bruins couldn’t even reach third base on Sunday. No. 17 UCLA baseball (15-5, 5-1 Pac-12) failed to complete the series sweep over Arizona State (12-12, 4-2), suffering their first shutout this season in a 4-0 loss at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Read more...

Photo: Despite the Bruins being shutout for the first time this season on Sunday, sophomore designated hitter Jack Stronach continues to impress. He picked up two hits in four at-bats in the 4-0 loss. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Despite the Bruins being shutout for the first time this season on Sunday, sophomore designated hitter Jack Stronach continues to impress. He picked up two hits in four at-bats in the 4-0 loss. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)