UCLA Baseball to Host Regional

The UCLA baseball team will host a regional this weekend for the fourth consecutive year, taking on San Diego State on Friday...

The 39-17 UCLA baseball team has advanced to the postseason for the seventh time under head coach John Savage, and have been selected to host a regional next weekend for the fourth consecutive year, joining No. 4 seed San Diego State, No. 3 seed San Diego, and No. 2 seed Cal Poly . The Bruins will face San Diego State in the first game on Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The format for the regional is double elimination, meaning that a team has to lose twice to be eliminated.

The Bruins have been led all year by a stellar pitching staff, anchored by junior starting pitchers Nick Vander Tuig (10-4, 2.30 ERA) and Adam Plutko (7-3, 2.60 ERA). Additionally, close David Berg has had a stellar year, saving 18 games while striking out a player per inning with a minuscule 0.70 ERA. At the plate, UCLA is led by Sophomore Kevin Kramer, who batted .290 this season with an .812 OPS. Although the team doesn't swing the bat exceptionally well, as a rule, they're a patient group, racking up nearly a .360 on base percentage as a team.

San Diego will play Cal Poly at 2 p.m., and then UCLA will face the Aztecs in the nightcap at approximately 6 p.m., depending on when the first game ends. For ticket information, please visit the official site.

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