Monday, September 23

Freshman right-hander Jesse Bergin owns a 2-0 record in his three starts for UCLA baseball this season. Bergin has a 0.51 ERA and is tossing 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Underclassman pitchers preserve UCLA baseball’s high rankings

Despite their age, the Bruins’ starting rotation is ranked among the best in the country. No. 2 UCLA baseball (9-2) came into this season fresh off a 2018 pitching campaign in which it ranked within the nation’s top 10 for ERA and WHIP – walks and hits per inning pitched. Read more...

Photo: Freshman right-hander Jesse Bergin owns a 2-0 record in his three starts for UCLA baseball this season. Bergin has a 0.51 ERA and is tossing 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Freshman right-hander Jesse Bergin owns a 2-0 record in his three starts for UCLA baseball this season. Bergin has a 0.51 ERA and is tossing 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior third baseman Ryan Kreidler went 2-for-3 against Sacramento State on Friday, picking up a walk-off single with no outs in the bottom of the ninth. Kreidler took hold of the team's top batting average as well, bringing his mark up to .424. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA baseball claims close walk-off win over Sacramento State

Another game ended on a walk-off, but this time, the Bruins were the ones who got to celebrate. No. 4 UCLA baseball (8-1) returned to Westwood to defeat Sacramento State (3-5) 2-1 on a walk-off RBI-single by junior third baseman Ryan Kreidler, matching its four-game win streak that it started the season with. Read more...

Photo: Junior third baseman Ryan Kreidler went 2-for-3 against Sacramento State on Friday, picking up a walk-off single with no outs in the bottom of the ninth. Kreidler took hold of the team's top batting average as well, bringing his mark up to .424. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior third baseman Ryan Kreidler went 2-for-3 against Sacramento State on Friday, picking up a walk-off single with no outs in the bottom of the ninth. Kreidler took hold of the team's top batting average as well, bringing his mark up to .424. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior designated hitter Jake Pries went 1-for-2 in each of UCLA baseball's three games against St. John's. Pries scored four runs and drove in two while also picking up three walks and a stolen base in the season-opening series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA sweeps St. John’s in three-game season-opening weekend

The Bruins’ starting pitching has yet to give up an earned run. No. 5 UCLA baseball (3-0) completed the series sweep of St. John’s (0-3) with an 11-1 victory on a Sunday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Read more...

Photo: Senior designated hitter Jake Pries went 1-for-2 in each of UCLA baseball's three games against St. John's. Pries scored four runs and drove in two while also picking up three walks and a stolen base in the season-opening series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior designated hitter Jake Pries went 1-for-2 in each of UCLA baseball's three games against St. John's. Pries scored four runs and drove in two while also picking up three walks and a stolen base in the season-opening series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior second baseman Chase Strumpf went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks in the Bruins' 3-2 victory against St. John's on opening day. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Baseball boasts successful start in opening day comeback win over St. John’s

Coach John Savage started sophomore right-hander Zach Pettway knowing he was made for Fridays. “Pettway is a competitor,” Savage said. “That’s the one thing he’ll give you day in and day out. Read more...

Photo: Junior second baseman Chase Strumpf went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks in the Bruins' 3-2 victory against St. John's on opening day. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior second baseman Chase Strumpf went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks in the Bruins' 3-2 victory against St. John's on opening day. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Erika Adler – who finished in 14th at regionals – will be the only runner representing UCLA cross country at the NCAA championships in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Erika Adler heads to NCAA championships as last runner for UCLA cross country

With only one race left in the season, one Bruin remains. “It’ll be different, but I know that I’ll still have their support,” said sophomore Erika Adler. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Erika Adler – who finished in 14th at regionals – will be the only runner representing UCLA cross country at the NCAA championships in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Sophomore Erika Adler – who finished in 14th at regionals – will be the only runner representing UCLA cross country at the NCAA championships in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

(Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Major strides by two runners land Bruins just shy of chance at championship

In what could have been the last race of the season, two runners stepped up, but it might not have been enough. UCLA cross country ran at the NCAA West Regionals on Friday, and redshirt junior Millen Trujillo and redshirt sophomore Lilly Schmidt both helped score for the men’s and women’s team, respectively, for the first time this season. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

(Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)


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