Yesterday’s baseball game got washed out by the rain. So much for 9 innings of free baseball.
In UCLA’s two games over the weekend Daniel Amaral and Ryan Kreidler were the spark plugs. Amaral hit a 3-run homer in Saturday’s game while Kriedler had 3 RBIs and scored a run on Amaral’s homer.
Tonight, the UCLA baseball team is scheduled to be back in action against UC Riverside and it looks like they will be able to get tonight’s game in.
John Savage plans on sending sophomore Jon Olsen to the mound tonight and he hopes that Olsen can build on his experience last season. Olsen didn’t have a spectacular 2016, but neither did the team. His longest outing of the year last season came on May 10th against Pepperdine when Olsen went 3-1/3 innings. He finished last season with a 7.36 ERA and no decisions. Obviously, Savage wants to see Olsen last deeper into games and he wants a lower ERA from the righthander.
The Bruins’ opponents tonight is UC Riverside. The Highlanders were supposed to start their season off last weekend with a 4-game series against Nebraska at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the Spring Training home of the Angels, but that series was cut in half by bad weather. The teams split their Friday doubleheader and the Saturday and Sunday games were cancelled. UCR won the opener 4-3 and then lost the nightcap 5-4.
The Highlanders will give senior righthander Angel Landazuri his first start of the season.
This is your UCLA v. UC Riverside baseball open thread.