UCLA has a long tradition of success in baseball, and this year’s team is no exception. Here are some key stats you need to know about the Bruins as they make their way through the season.
UCLA’s All-time leading hitters
UCLA has had some great hitters throughout its storied baseball history Here are the top five Bruins by career batting average
1. Sean Burroughs (.349)
2. Darren Baker (.347)
3. Chase Utley (.346)
4. Germán Durán (.345)
5. Troy Glaus (.343)
UCLA’s all-time leading pitchers
UCLA has had some amazing pitchers over the years. Here are some of the best, according to their all-time stats.
-John Vallely: Vallely is UCLA’s all-time leader in wins, with 46. He also has a career ERA of 2.48, and 372 strikeouts.
-Troy O’Leary: O’Leary is second in wins (45), and has a career ERA of 2.67. He also has 310 strikeouts.
-Mark Prior: Prior is third in wins (42), and has a career ERA of 2.57. He also holds the record for most strikeouts in a season, with 202 (set in 2001).
Most home runs in a season
The UCLA Bruins have had some great baseball players over the years. Here are some of the most impressive stats for the team.
As of 2014, the UCLA Bruins have hit a total of 2,606 home runs The most home runs in a season was 85, which was hit in 2000. The player with the most Home Runs in a career is Troy Glaus, who hit 52 homeruns from 1997-1998.
Most strikeouts in a season
Under Head Coach John Savage the UCLA Bruins have made seven trips to the College World Series including a National Championship in 2013. The team has also produced some of the best players in Major League Baseball such as Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer and Chase Utley.
One record that has stood for UCLA baseball for quite some time is the most strikeouts in a season. That record is currently held by Gerrit Cole, who struck out 158 batters in 2011. However, that record could be in jeopardy as two current Bruins pitchers are making a strong case to break it.
Sophomore right-hander Griffin Canning currently leads the team with 115 strikeouts, while junior left-hander Lauren Meyers isn’t far behind with 113. If both pitchers can keep up their current pace, they could combine to break Cole’s single-season record.
While strikeouts are impressive, they don’t tell the whole story when it comes to pitching. Meyers has been stellar this season as he sports a 2.49 ERA and a 10-3 record, while Canning has a 3.48 ERA and an 8-5 record. Both pitchers have been key members of the Bruins’ rotation this season and will look to lead the team deep into the postseason once again.
Highest batting average in a season
The highest batting average in a season is .481, set by George Sisler of the St. Louis Browns in 1920. Sisler also holds the record for most hits in a season, with 257.
Lowest ERA in a season
In 1968, the pitchers for the UCLA baseball team had an ERA of 1.93, which is the lowest ever for the team in a single season. This was due in large part to the incredible pitching performance by Jim York, who had an ERA of 0.69 that year.
Most wins in a season
The UCLA Bruins Baseball Team has had some incredible seasons over the years. Here are some UCLA baseball stats you need to know.
The Bruins have had four seasons with 50 or more wins: 2013 (52), 2014 (51), 2015 (50), and 2016 (54). The 52-win season in 2013 is the most in program history.
In terms of conference play UCLA has won the Pac-12 regular season title six times (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and the Pac-12 conference tournament three times (2013, 2014, 2015).
The Bruins have made the NCAA tournament 27 times and have made it to the College World Series 11 times, most recently in 2018. They’ve won the National Championship twice, in 2013 and 2014.
Most losses in a season
In 2002, UCLA had its worst season in school history, finishing with a record of 9-32.
Most saves in a season
Pitcher David Berg set the record for most saves in a season with 24, which he accomplished during the 2013 season.
Most walks in a season
Espresso walks away with the most walks in a season with 123.
In second place is Continental with 122 walks and High with 119.
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