UCLA baseball Coach John Savage is known for his ability to develop top pitchers, and his staff is having quite a Pac-12 Conference series in Eugene, Ore., this weekend.
For the second consecutive game Saturday night, the Bruins defeated Oregon, 1-0. That's 18 consecutive scoreless innings against the Ducks and, once again, it was closer David Berg coming through.
Berg picked up his 10th save by pitching 1 1/3 innings. He also threw two scoreless innings on Friday night for his ninth save.
Before Saturday night, the earned-run average for UCLA pitchers was 2.54. Starter Nick Vander Tuig (6-3) went seven innings Saturday. Zack Weiss got two outs in the eighth before Berg came in. UCLA is 9-0 in one-run games this season. The three pitchers held Oregon to three hits. It was Savage's 300th coaching victory at UCLA.