Lost amidst the carnage of an 0-3 Pac-12 Conference weekend for the UCLA Bruins is the way they continue to take every setback in stride. College World Series champions last June, the Bruins (23-24-1, 10-13 Pac-12) are barely a bubble team this season, struggling with injuries throughout the roster.
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Timmy Robinson wasn’t on the roster the last time USC defeated crosstown rival UCLA. He was still in high school. But the sophomore outfielder blasted a three-run homer in the first inning to help the Trojans end a nine-game losing streak to their crosstown rivals with a 10-0 victory Thursday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
In college baseball, starting catchers often get the mid-week games off to rest their legs in preparation for the more important weekend series, especially during the conference season, but with an extra day of rest thanks to the Easter schedule, Shane Zeile was behind the plate for UCLA on Tuesday. He proved to be a […]
Cal State Fullerton’s season ended last year with UCLA celebrating on the Titans’ home field, having earned a College World Series berth after sweeping the Fullerton Super Regional. Before the game, the Titans’ coaching staff told the players to remember the crushing feeling they had watching the Bruins’ joy. The Titan players responded, grinding out a […]
LOS ANGELES — Grant Watson needed only 77 pitches to pick up his third win of the season as No. 12 UCLA defeated crosstown rival USC 6-1 Sunday afternoon in the Dodgertown Classic at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Watson went seven innings, allowing only three hits and one run. He struck out three and didn’t allow […]
MALIBU, Calif. — UCLA took a 6-2 win at Pepperdine’s Eddy D. Field Stadium Tuesday afternoon. The Bruins took advantage of five Waves errors and junior outfielder Jeff Gelalich drove in two runs, including a true big fly to right field up and over the Pepperdine scoreboard. The Bruins bounced back from a tough loss […]
LOS ANGELES — In a big time Pac-12 conference matchup between the No. 12 UCLA Bruins and the No. 13 Stanford Cardinal, the Cardinal took the rubber match Sunday afternoon 7-2 for the series win at Jackie Robinson Stadium. After UCLA (28-12, 12-9) took an early 2-0 lead, Stanford (28-11, 10-8) used a six-run fifth […]
LOS ANGELES — UCLA defeated rival USC 7-2 Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium in the 2012 Dodgertown Classic. Trevor Brown ripped three hits and had two RBI. Freshman Grant Watson pitched six strong innings to get the win.. Following the game, UCLA head coach John Savage talked about the Dodgertown Classic, Watson’s performance and Scott Griggs’ […]
Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com recently put out an article profiling the best ten coaching jobs over the past year. He names both Ray Tanner from South Carolina and John Savage from UCLA who faced off in the CWS Championship Series which was won by the Gamecocks two games to none. He also includes Peter Hughes […]