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UCLA baseball goes to work to beat Cal State Bakersfield, 7-2
UCLA baseball goes to work to beat Cal State Bakersfield, 7-2

Nothing comes easy, even when you have been anointed No. 1. UCLA was the top-overall seeded team entering the NCAA tournament and received perks befitting that lofty status. The Bruins were given Cal State Bakersfield, making its first tournament appearance, for their first game in the UCLA Regional. What followed was a grind. The Bruins came away with a 7-2 victory at Jackie Robinson Stadium, but it took work. Pitcher James Kaprielian was strong, allowing two runs and five hits in seven innings. He had to pitch out of jams in the third, fifth and seventh innings. The Bruins also committed two errors. Luke Persico and Christoph Bono both drove in two runs, but the Bruins'...

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