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UCLA vs. California Sunday Baseball Open Thread: The Rubber Match

The Bruins look to win the rubber match against the Bears at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

UCLA bounced back from Friday night's disappointing loss against the Bears (14-9, 4-1) by breaking through in the second game yesterday afternoon. Thanks to another strong outing by Junior right-hander Nick Vander Tuig and some timely hitting UCLA (16-4, 4-1) took the second game of this series by a score of 8-3.

Bruins will try to win the rubber match this afternoon with Sophomore Grant Watson (4-0, 1.10 ERA). It appears that the Bears have not announced a starter for this game yet. Hopefully the Bruins can sustain the offensive spark from yesterday afternoon to give Watson enough run support to win this series.

If you're not out at the ballpark this evening listen in to John Ramey and Tim Welhelm or follow along with GameTracker. You can also get all of your game updates and observations, as well as all news, notes and links on Ryan's UCLA baseball Twitter. This is your open thread so chime in with updates and observations as the Bruins begin their run for another conference title.