Sept. 19, 2011
LOS ANGELES - UCLA will open its first Pac-12 baseball season with consecutive weekends of non-conference series against Maryland, Baylor, Sacramento State and Georgia, in addition to playing 10 conference teams during a 56-game regular-season schedule in 2012.
Defending Pac-12 champion UCLA opens the season with a three-game series at home versus Maryland on Friday, Feb. 17. The Bruins' 2012 campaign will feature 25 games against teams that advanced to the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The schedule includes 32 home games, 23 road games and one neutral site contest.
"We look forward to playing an outstanding schedule in 2012," eighth-year head coach John Savage said. "We're excited about our non-conference games as well as playing in the Pac-12. We will play at home during nine of the season's 15 weekends, giving our fans a great opportunity to see the Bruins at Jackie Robinson Stadium."
The Bruins will face Maryland for the first time in program history, will make their first visits to Georgia (March 9-11) and Utah (March 30-April 1) and will play their first-ever three-game series against Baylor.
For the third consecutive season, UCLA will face USC at Dodger Stadium in a non-conference game. Due to field maintenance at Dodger Stadium, UCLA and USC have been forced to shift their game to a Tuesday evening (March 13). Pepperdine and UC Irvine will play at 2 p.m., while UCLA and USC will take the field at 7 p.m.
"We have received fantastic crowds at Dodger Stadium the last two seasons, with more than 14,000 fans at the ballpark in 2010," Savage said. "We are grateful for the opportunity to play USC at Dodger Stadium again this season. We want the fans of Los Angeles to come out and support the Bruins under the lights at Chavez Ravine."
UCLA opens its first season in the Pac-12 hosting a three-game series against Arizona State (March 16-18). The Bruins' other home Pac-12 weekends include series against Washington State (March 23-25), Oregon (April 5-7), Stanford (April 27-29) and USC (May 25-27).
UCLA's Pac-12 road slate includes trips to Utah (March 30-April 1), Arizona (April 13-15), Oregon State (April 20-22), Washington (May 11-13) and California (May 18-20). The Bruins have played nine games in their history against Utah, with none of those contests taking place in Salt Lake City.
Midweek contests include two games each against Cal State Northridge, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State and UC Irvine. The Bruins will play one midweek game against Pepperdine, UC Riverside and USC.
The Bruins' last six schedules have been ranked among the top-five-most difficult in the country, as ranked by Boyd's World (strength of schedule ranking service, boydsworld.com). UCLA's schedule was ranked No. 1 in 2006 and 2010, No. 2 in 2007, No. 3 in 2008 and 2009, and No. 5 in 2011.
2012 UCLA BASEBALL SCHEDULE
|Saturday||Jan. 28||Alumni (exh.)||Jackie Robinson Stadium||12:00 p.m.|
|Friday||Feb. 17||Maryland||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||Feb. 18||Maryland||Jackie Robinson Stadium||2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||Feb. 19||Maryland||Jackie Robinson Stadium||10:00 a.m.|
|Tuesday||Feb. 21||at Cal State Northridge||Northridge, Calif.||2:00 p.m.|
|Friday||Feb. 24||Baylor||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||Feb. 25||Baylor||Jackie Robinson Stadium||2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||Feb. 26||Baylor||Jackie Robinson Stadium||1:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Feb. 28||Long Beach State||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||March 2||Sacramento State||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||March 3||Sacramento State||Jackie Robinson Stadium||2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||March 4||Sacramento State||Jackie Robinson Stadium||1:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||March 6||UC Riverside||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||March 9||at Georgia||Athens, Ga.||3:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||March 10||at Georgia||Athens, Ga.||12:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||March 11||at Georgia||Athens, Ga.||10:00 a.m.|
|Tuesday||March 13||^ USC||Dodger Stadium||7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||March 16||*Arizona State||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||March 17||*Arizona State||Jackie Robinson Stadium||2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||March 18||*Arizona State||Jackie Robinson Stadium||1:00 p.m.|
|Friday||March 23||*Washington State||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||March 24||*Washington State||Jackie Robinson Stadium||2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||March 25||*Washington State||Jackie Robinson Stadium||1:00 p.m.|
|Friday||March 30||*at Utah||Salt Lake City, Utah||5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||March 31||*at Utah||Salt Lake City, Utah||12:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||April 1||*at Utah||Salt Lake City, Utah||12:00 p.m.|
|Friday||April 5||*Oregon||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||April 6||*Oregon||Jackie Robinson Stadium||2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||April 7||*Oregon||Jackie Robinson Stadium||12:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||April 10||Cal State Fullerton||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||April 13||*at Arizona||Tucson, Ariz.||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||April 14||*at Arizona||Tucson, Ariz.||6:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||April 15||*at Arizona||Tucson, Ariz.||12:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||April 17||Cal State Northridge||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||April 20||*at Oregon State||Corvallis, Ore.||5:35 p.m.|
|Saturday||April 21||*at Oregon State||Corvallis, Ore.||2:05 p.m.|
|Sunday||April 22||*at Oregon State||Corvallis, Ore.||1:05 p.m.|
|Tuesday||April 24||UC Irvine||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||April 27||*Stanford||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||April 28||*Stanford||Jackie Robinson Stadium||2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||April 29||*Stanford||Jackie Robinson Stadium||1:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||May 1||at Long Beach State||Long Beach, Calif.||6:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||May 5||Purdue||Jackie Robinson Stadium||1:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||May 5||Purdue||Jackie Robinson Stadium||5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||May 6||Purdue||Jackie Robinson Stadium||1:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||May 8||at Pepperdine||Malibu, Calif.||3:00 p.m.|
|Friday||May 11||*at Washington||Seattle, Wash.||5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||May 12||*at Washington||Seattle, Wash.||2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||May 13||*at Washington||Seattle, Wash.||1:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||May 15||at Cal State Fullerton||Fullerton, Calif.||6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||May 18||*at California||Berkeley, Calif.||2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||May 19||*at California||Berkeley, Calif.||1:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||May 20||*at California||Berkeley, Calif.||1:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||May 22||at UC Irvine||Irvine, Calif.||6:30 p.m.|
|Friday||May 25||*USC||Jackie Robinson Stadium||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||May 26||*USC||Jackie Robinson Stadium||2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||May 27||*USC||Jackie Robinson Stadium||1:00 p.m.|
|Fri. - Mon.||June 1-4||NCAA Regionals||TBD||TBD|
|Fri. - Mon.||June 8-11||NCAA Super Regionals||TBD||TBD|
|Sat. - Wed.||June 16-27||College World Series||Omaha, Neb.||TBD|
* indicates Pac-12 Conference game
^ Dodgertown Classic (teams include UCLA, USC, Pepperdine and UC Irvine)
All game times are Pacific