Thursday, February 23


Justin Hooper was supposed to start Tuesday's game, but the rotation got moved around due to rain. Nevertheless, the sophomore lefty came on in relief and pitched 4 1/3 hitless innings with 10 strikeouts. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
Justin Hooper was supposed to start Tuesday's game, but the rotation got moved around due to rain. Nevertheless, the sophomore lefty came on in relief and pitched 4 1/3 hitless innings with 10 strikeouts. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman third baseman Ryan Kreidler's RBI fielder's choice gave UCLA a walkoff win in Saturday's season opener. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
Freshman third baseman Ryan Kreidler's RBI fielder's choice gave UCLA a walkoff win in Saturday's season opener. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Sean Bouchard's injury last year hurt the Bruins especially on offense. This season, Bouchard, a first baseman, is back along with other players to boost UCLA's depth. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Sean Bouchard's injury last year hurt the Bruins especially on offense. This season, Bouchard, a first baseman, is back along with other players to boost UCLA's depth. (Daily Bruin file photo)

It looked like he was only going to miss the begining of the season, but redshirt sophomore Nick Valaika ended up sitting out the entire 2016 season due to a hamate bone injury. (Daily Bruin file photo)
It looked like he was only going to miss the begining of the season, but redshirt sophomore Nick Valaika ended up sitting out the entire 2016 season due to a hamate bone injury. (Daily Bruin file photo)

(Daily Bruin file photo)
(Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA coach John Savage was named the manager of the 2017 USA Collegiate National Team on Thursday morning. Savage guided the Bruins to the NCAA championship in 2013. (Daily Bruin file photo)
UCLA coach John Savage was named the manager of the 2017 USA Collegiate National Team on Thursday morning. Savage guided the Bruins to the NCAA championship in 2013. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Eric Filia couldn't have asked for a better transition to pro ball. The outfielder was MVP of his class-A short-season league, and made it all the way up to AAA in his first professional season. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Eric Filia couldn't have asked for a better transition to pro ball. The outfielder was MVP of his class-A short-season league, and made it all the way up to AAA in his first professional season. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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