The UCLA baseball team continues to roll as they sweep their weekend series with East Carolina, stay on top of the D1 Baseball standings and win their seventh in a row after defeating Pepperdine.
There seems to be no stopping the UCLA baseball team. After Monday’s win over Pepperdine and a sweep of East Carolina, the Bruins are now 28-6 on the season.
This weekend, the Bruins took a break from their Pac-12 foes as they hosted the East Carolina Pirates in a three-game series at Jackie Robinson Stadium, with a doubleheader on Saturday.
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On Friday, UCLA took down ECU in a tight one as the Bruins got the 7-5 win. Michael Toglia had the big bat in this contest as his 3-hit, 5-RBI performance helped lift the Bruins in the 6th and 8th innings. In Saturday’s first contest, it was more of the same as the Bruins put out a complete team effort with an 8-5 win that saw the Bruins get eight hits and 8 RBIs.
In the evening game, East Carolina was not as lucky as it was a complete defensive effort on the part of UCLA who had Ryan Garcia to thank for the win as the Bruins downed the Pirates, 3-0. In seven innings, Garcia only allowed three hits while striking out 13, which was a career-high for the Bruins’ ace. Those efforts landed Garcia his second Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor.
With this sweep, the Bruins were able to stay on top of the D1 Baseball standings, a spot they have had control of for five consecutive weeks. But that was not all.
On Monday, the Bruins played a special midweek game as the Bruins took on Pepperdine on Jackie Robinson Day and the Bruins did not disappoint their legendary slugger as they disposed of the Waves in a close one to get the 3-2 win.
Though the Bruins have their weaknesses, they are few and far between as they continue to dominate all that they encounter and are making a case a for a solid postseason run. But that will handle itself in time as the Bruins still have a good portion of their schedule remaining.
UCLA is back in action this Thursday as they start a three-game series with Cal at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins are currently 9-3 in conference play.