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Kaprielian Pitches UCLA Baseball Past Cal State Bakersfield 7-2

UCLA's ace keeps the Roadrunners in check during UCLA's opening game in the Los Angeles Regional while the offense scores in six straight innings to defeat CSU Bakersfield 7-2. UCLA Head Coach John Savage sent his ace James Kaprielian to the hill last night against Cal State Bakersfield and Kaprielian delivered. He threw 93 pitches over 7 innings while holding the Roadrunners to 5 hits, 1 walk and 2 runs to earn the victory in the Bruins' opening game of the Los Angeles Regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Grant Dyer pitched a perfect 8th inning and David Berg struck out the side in the 9th...
Bruins Nation 5 hours ago

UCLA Softball's Postseason Winning Streak Ends

Ally Carda was roughed up by the Wolverines, and her teammates couldn't produce enough hits and runs. The result was a 10-4 loss to Michigan. Final Score: Michigan 10, UCLA 4 Box Score Going into last night's game, the Bruins had a perfect postseason record. UCLA had swept the field in the Regionals. The Bruins had won two straight against Missouri in the Super Regionals. And UCLA had defeated Oregon in their opening game of the Women's College World Series. But yesterday, against the #3 Michigan Wolverines, the Bruins couldn't bring home enough runs in the early innings and Ally Carda...
Bruins Nation 19 hours ago

Women's College World Series: Day 2 - UCLA vs. Michigan

After defeating #2 Oregon 7-1 yesterday, the Bruins play a winners bracket game this evening against the #3 Michigan Wolverines. Opponent: #3-seed Michigan (57-6) When: Friday, May 29, 6:30 PM PDT Where: ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, Oklahoma City, OK Audio: None Watch: ESPN2 Live Stats: NCAA GameCenter Live Stats UCLA Resources: UCLA Official Preview | UCLA Media Guide NCAA Resources: NCAA Bracket DAY TWO!! GAMEDAY!! pic.twitter.com/1h9feKolyR — UCLA Softball (@UCLASoftball) May 29, 2015 UCLA's perfect record in 2015 postseason play remained intact after the Bruins beat the...
Bruins Nation May 29, 2015

BOOM! Crespi DL Marcus Moore Commits to UCLA

A day after Crespi High teammate Jalen Starks committed to UCLA, 3-star defensive end Marcus Moore has followed suit by pledging to the Bruins. Yesterday, 3-star Crespi High FB Jalen Starks committed to UCLA, and as JoeBruin15 noted, Starks was busy trying to convince a teammate to join him: Starks told Scout that he's already working on defensive end Marcus Moore who was also offered on Thursday by UCLA. Starks said, "I'm already working on Marcus to get him to go with me and ball out at UCLA." Evidently Starks didn't have to work too hard on Moore. Less than 24 hours later, Marcus...
Bruins Nation May 29, 2015

BOOM! Crespi FB Jalen Starks Commits to UCLA

The 3-star fullback from Crespi High in Encino commits to the Bruins just hours after receiving his scholarship offer. Jalen Starks committed to UCLA just hours after receiving a scholarship offer from the school. Starks is rated by Scout as the #2 fullback in the country. Its been a hard fought battle but I just want to say that i have committed to UCLA!! So excited to be a bruin#8clap pic.twitter.com/knWJa9ly5y — Jalen starks (@___starks) May 29, 2015 Starks is 6-1 and weighs 240 lbs. Brandon Hoffman of Scout.com quotes Starks as saying: I knew if they offered, I was going to...
Bruins Nation May 29, 2015

WCWS: UCLA Rains On The Ducks' Parade, 7-1

Rain and lighning delayed the start of the game and there was a 49 minute weather delay between the second and third innings, but it didn't stop the Bruins from beating the Ducks 7-1. The weather may have made it a good day for ducks in Oklahoma City, but the Bruins definitely made it a bad day for the Oregon Ducks. The start of the game was originally scheduled for 6:30 pm PT, but first pitch didn't happen until 7:53 pm PT due to bad weather earlier in the day and the Michigan-Alabama game which ended about 30 minutes before the start of the UCLA game. After a scoreless first inning, the...
Bruins Nation May 28, 2015

Women's College World Series, Day 1 - UCLA vs. Oregon

UCLA battles #2 Oregon tonight in their opening game of the Women's College World Series. Opponent: #2-seed Oregon (51-6) When: Thursday, May 28, 6:30 PM PDT Where: ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, Oklahoma City, OK Audio: Oregon IMG Sports Alternate Watch: ESPN2 Live Stats: NCAA GameCenter Live Stats | GameTracker UCLA Resources: UCLA Official Preview | UCLA Media Guide NCAA Resources: NCAA Bracket The Bruins play Oregon tonight in the Women's College World Series after an undefeated run through the Regionals and Super Regionals. The last time UCLA advanced to the WCWS was in 2010, so none...
Bruins Nation May 27, 2015

UCLA Announces the Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Eight new members will be inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame in October. UCLA Athletics has announced the Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees are: Annett Buckner Davis (Women's Volleyball, 1991-94) Our 1st member of the #UCLA #HallofFame #Classof2015 is @UCLAWomensVB NCAA Champion & Olympian Annett Buckner Davis! pic.twitter.com/ZYBpvXKryS— UCLA Athletics (@UCLAAthletics) May 27, 2015 In addition to being a key player on the Bruins' 1991 NCAA Championship team as a freshman, Buckner Davis was named as an All-American in 1993 and 1994. In her first season, she...
Bruins Nation May 27, 2015

Bruin Baseball Bites: UCLA's Berg, Savage Honored By Pac-12

The Pac-12 Conference announced All-Conference Honors today. Not surprisingly, UCLA Baseball fared very well. The Pac-12 Conference has announced its All-Conference Honors for baseball and your Pac-12 Champions have certainly earned their share. UCLA closer David Berg has been named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year and Bruin Head Coach John Savage has been selected as the Pac-12 Coach of the Year. Berg led the Pac-12 in ERA at 0.73 and ranked third in the Pac-12 with 12 saves. He is a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given to the top player in the country. Savage led the Bruins to a...
Bruins Nation May 27, 2015

UCLA Softball: LIVE! Women's College World Series Press Conference

The NCAA is live streaming the Women's College World Series Press Conference for Games 3 & 4 at 10 am PT. Watch it here! Live coverage of the Games 3 & 4 Press Conference from Oklahoma City.
Bruins Nation May 26, 2015

UCLA's Baseball Stadium Strategy Needs To Be More Than Hope

While Bill Boyarsky is a well-respected journalist, his discussion of the future of Jackie Robinson Stadium focuses too much on hope than on a concrete strategy for finding a long-term solution to the problem posed by the VA lawsuit. It's time for the UCLA Administration needs to stop relying on hope and start developing a real long-term solution. Bill Boyarsky, the respected journalist who worked at the LA Times for years, has an article on LA Observed about the future of Jackie Robinson Stadium, which he calls "[t]he best place to watch baseball in Los Angeles." The headline of the...
Bruins Nation May 26, 2015

The NCAA's Big Lie About Athletes and Graduation

UCLA Follows The NCAA Rules When It Comes to Graduation Statistics, but the Statistics Don't Seem to Result in Graduation. On April 24, BN published a story congratulating the student athletes who made the Winter Director's Honor Roll. 16 of the 18 women on the volleyball team made the list. 32 of the 38 on the swimming and diving team made it. A total of 293 student athletes made it. Then there was basketball. Two out of 15 on our basketball team made it: Kory Alford and Thomas Welsh. To start with, congratulations to those two guys. That gives them two accomplishments I never achieved...
Bruins Nation May 25, 2015

UCLA Draws Bakersfield, Maryland, and Ole Miss in the L.A. Regional

The winner of the L.A. Regional will play the winner of the Lake Elsinore Regional, with Santa Barbara, Southern Cal, Virginia, and San Diego State. The field has been announced for the 2015 college baseball postseason. UCLA has been awarded the number 1 overall seed, with LSU getting the number 2 overall seed. UCLA is hosting the Los Angeles Regional. Here is the field for that Regional: 1 UCLA 4 CSU Bakersfield 3 Maryland 2 Ole Miss The winner of the Los Angeles Regional will face the winner of the Lake Elsinore Regional, hosted by UC Santa Barbara. UCSB’s home facility does not have...
Bruins Nation May 25, 2015

UCLA Earns #1 Overall Seed in NCAA Baseball Tourney

Congratalations to the UCLA Baseball team for being the #1 overall seed on the Road to Omaha! While the NCAA Baseball Tournament Regional hosts were announced yesterday, the matchups weren't announced until this morning. UCLA has earned the #1 overall national seed for the tournament. They will face Cal State Bakersfield on Friday at 8 pm PT. The other schools in the Los Angeles Regional are Ole Miss and Maryland who will play at 4 pm PT. Meanwhile, UC Santa Barbara was selected as a regional host for the Lake Elsinore Regional which will be played there because UCSB's field does not have...
Bruins Nation May 24, 2015

UCLA Baseball Selected To Host 2015 NCAA Tournament Regional

UCLA will host an NCAA Regional for the fifth time in the last six seasons. The NCAA has selected UCLA to host the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament Los Angeles Regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium next weekend. UCLA is one of the 16 sites which have been selected to host a regional tournament. CollegeBaseball360.com tweeted out the entire 16 host sites a short time ago. –2015 NCAA Regional Hosts (alpha) CS Fullerton Dallas Baptist Florida FSU HOU ILL LOU LSU Miami Missouri St OK St TX A&M TCU UCLA UCSB Vandy — College Baseball 360 (@CB360updates) May 25, 2015 According...
Bruins Nation May 24, 2015

UCLA Softball Beats Missouri 10-6; Will Face Oregon In The Women's College World Series

The Bruins won the Super Regional series 2-0 despite several comeback efforts by the Tigers in Game 2. The Bruins are heading back to Oklahoma City after a five-year absence. UCLA won the Los Angeles Super Regional today by beating the Missouri Tigers by a score of 10-6 and winning the series 2-0. Missouri scored first in the bottom of the first when Taylor Gadbois scored on a single by Amanda Sanchez. But Ally Carda stormed back to retire the next three batters, leaving the bases loaded for the Tigers. It was all Bruins in the middle innings as UCLA scored 4 in the top of the 2nd, 2 more...
Bruins Nation May 24, 2015

UCLA Falls to Oregon in Extra Innings; Both Teams Look to Take the Series Win Today

UCLA will look to keep their undefeated series win streak alive, while the Ducks look for a big series win to strengthen their postseason hopes. The UCLA Bruins baseball team (42-13; 22-7 PAC 12) dropped a tough one last night, falling to the Oregon Ducks (36-23; 15-14 PAC 12), 5-4, in an 11 inning affair in Eugene. The teams will square off at noon today in the final regular season game of the year. UCLA has not lost a series all season, and the Bruins will want to end the regular season on a high note. Oregon is fighting for their postseason lives. A series win over UCLA could put the...
Bruins Nation May 23, 2015

UCLA Takes Game One from Oregon, 4-3; Seeks the Series Win Tonight

Although it didn't go according to the usual UCLA late inning script, the Bruins were still able to gut out a victory over the Ducks. The UCLA Bruins baseball team (42-12; 22-6 Pac 12) scrapped out a 4-3 victory over the Oregon Ducks (35-23; 14-14 PAC 12) last night in Eugene, to further lock down a national seed, and to put the Ducks’ postseason hopes in serious jeopardy. The Ducks almost certainly have to win the last two games of the series to have a chance at a postseason berth. Although UCLA starter, James Kaprielian, didn’t have his best stuff, the Bruins still spotted him to a...
Bruins Nation May 23, 2015

UCLA Softball: Can the Bruins Tame the Tigers?

The seventh-seeded UCLA Bruins battle the tenth-seeded Missouri Tigers today in the opening game of their Super Regional series. With two wins over the Tigers this weekend, the Bruins can advance to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. Opponent: #10-seed Missouri (42-14) When: Saturday, May 23, 5:00 PM PDT Where: Easton Stadium, Los Angeles, CA Audio: None Watch: ESPNU Live Stats: NCAA GameCenter Live Stats | GameTracker UCLA Resources: UCLA Official Preview | UCLA Media Guide 2015 NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional Resources: Tournament Central NCAA Resources: NCAA...
Bruins Nation May 22, 2015

UCLA Baseball Seeks to Pluck the Ducks in Eugene

UCLA tries to remain perfect in season series wins as it travels north to Oregon to take on the Ducks in the final regular season series of the year. The UCLA Bruins baseball team (41-12; 21-6 PAC 12) will travel to Eugene, Oregon this weekend to take on the Oregon Ducks (35-22; 14-13 PAC 12) in the final regular-season series of the year. Although the Bruins have already locked up the PAC 12 title (their third in the last five years under Head Coach, John Savage), this series has significance for UCLA with respect to national seating in the postseason. The series is also significant for...

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