UCLA drops NCAA baseball regional opener 3-2 to Texas – Los Angeles Times

UCLA has been living a season on the brink almost from opening day. The Bruins’ record sat at five games below .500 in the middle of March, necessitating a sustained push for the next 2 1/2 months just to make the postseason.

They were back in a familiar spot Friday, needing to stretch wins together to keep playing, after a mistake-filled showing in their NCAA baseball tournament regional opener.

A three-error inning, a two-out walk and a pitchout gone awry offset a strong outing from starting pitcher Griffin Canning, resulting in third-seeded UCLA’s 3-2 loss to second-seeded Texas at Blair Field in Long Beach.

“We didn’t play a totally clean game,” Bruins coach John Savage said, “and that really got us at the end.”

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