Zach Pettway showed a solid start for UCLA tonight.


Bruins Find Their Ace, Bullpen To Go Forward.

At The Ballpark

WESTWOOD, CA — Dear Pac 12 opponents… or, make that Dear Everyone, the Bruins have their Friday night ace.

When then-sophomore Zach Pettway missed the last month of the 2019 season due to injury, it changed the Bruin rotation. Or as head coach John Savage said last fall, “It made a real difference” in their post-season aspirations. Not that they didn’t have enough arms to make up for it. But it did mean their lock-down arm on Sunday was no longer there to give them a near-sure W.

Pettway was so impressive, he even looked good throwing to first base tonight.

And if you recall, Zach could’ve really been a reliable Game 3 starter against Michigan in the Super Regional finale that they lost. With both Jack Ralston and Ryan Garcia moving on from the weekend rotation, Pettway is now THE Friday night stud for the Bruins, and tonight was a gleaming example of his value to the UCLA nine, leading the charge for the Bruins to notch a 5-0 win over what is a pretty good St. Mary’s club.

Just like the last two years prior, Zach was nails again tonight.



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