Tuesday, July 17

Jeremy Ydens was the leadoff hitter for the Bruins for the second half of the season and now holds that role for his summer team, the Wareham Gatemen. Ydens was named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star last week. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)
Jeremy Ydens was the leadoff hitter for the Bruins for the second half of the season and now holds that role for his summer team, the Wareham Gatemen. Ydens was named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star last week. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

(Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)
(Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Former UCLA outfielder Daniel Amaral continued his family's tradition of playing ball at UCLA, looking to his father Rich Amaral and his older brother Beau Amaral for guidance on and off the field. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)
Former UCLA outfielder Daniel Amaral continued his family's tradition of playing ball at UCLA, looking to his father Rich Amaral and his older brother Beau Amaral for guidance on and off the field. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

(Juliette Le Saint/Daily Bruin)
(Juliette Le Saint/Daily Bruin)

Former UCLA utility Alex Roelse logged five goals for the senior national team last week. Team USA finished in seventh place out of eight teams at the  2018 FINA World League Super Final. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Former UCLA utility Alex Roelse logged five goals for the senior national team last week. Team USA finished in seventh place out of eight teams at the  2018 FINA World League Super Final. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Graduating UCLA baseball pitcher Jake Bird was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies last week. Bird finished with an ERA of 2.18, which was the lowest among the team's starters. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Four current Bruins, four UCLA commits selected in MLB Draft

Jake Bird was at home when he got the call. “I was … hanging out with my little brother and my dad,” the pitcher said. “The (Colorado) Rockies called me in the morning, and I was really pumped when I saw the pick come in and see my name pop up – it was really cool.” The senior was drafted in the fifth round of the MLB Draft Tuesday, making him the first of four current UCLA baseball players selected for the draft this year. Read more...

Graduating UCLA baseball pitcher Jake Bird was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies last week. Bird finished with an ERA of 2.18, which was the lowest among the team's starters. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

The Bruins made it all the way to NCAA regionals before being ousted by Minnesota on Sunday. UCLA baseball had 10-2 and 14-2 stretches this season, but inconsistency and a lack of depth held it back from going to the College World Series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)
The Bruins made it all the way to NCAA regionals before being ousted by Minnesota on Sunday. UCLA baseball had 10-2 and 14-2 stretches this season, but inconsistency and a lack of depth held it back from going to the College World Series. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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