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2012 UCLA Bruins baseball team

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Conference  Pac-12 Conference
2012 record  48–16 (20–10 Pac-12)
Assistant coach  T.J. Bruce (2nd year)
Coaches  No. 5
Head coach  John Savage (8th year)
2012 UCLA Bruins baseball team
Assistant coach  Jake Silverman (2nd year)

The 2012 UCLA Bruins baseball team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2012 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team was in the Pac-12 Conference, and played their home games in Jackie Robinson Stadium. John Savage was in his eighth season as head coach. On March 13, 2012, the Bruins participated in the Dodgertown Classic for the third year, defeating USC 7-2 in the non-conference event. The Bruins tied for first in the Pac-12 Conference with Arizona, finishing with a 20–10 conference record. Seven players were picked in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.

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In the post-season, the Bruins performed well in the NCAA Regional and Super Regional rounds, winning 5 straight games. The Bruins defeated Creighton twice and New Mexico once to win the Los Angeles Regional. They then won the Los Angeles Super Regional by defeating TCU in two consecutive games. The team reached the College World Series for the fourth time in program history, beating Stony Brook in the first game. The Bruins lost the next two games to Arizona and Florida State, finishing the season with a 48–16 record.

Previous season

UCLA finished the 2011 regular season as the #1 team in the Pacific-10 Conference with 18 conference wins and 9 losses, and a 35–24 overall record. They lost to UC Irvine in the Los Angeles Regional Finals of the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

Rankings

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot.

UCLA Bruins in the 2012 MLB Draft

The following members of the UCLA Bruins baseball program were drafted in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.

References

2012 UCLA Bruins baseball team Wikipedia


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