LOS ANGELES — Top-ranked UCLA took both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday to complete a 3-game sweep of East Carolina.
The Bruins (27-6) won Saturday’s first game 8-5 and took the second game, 3-0, as No. 8 ECU slipped to 25-10.
UCLA won Friday’s first game, 7-5, on a 2-run double by Michael Toglia in the eighth inning.
The Bruins walked off on Toglia’s 3-run homer to left in the bottom of the ninth in the first game Saturday.
Ryan Garcia (4-0) started and went seven innings in the second game, recording 13 strikeouts. Kyle Mora pitched a perfect eighth before Holden Powell came on for his 10th save.
The hosts scored lone runs in the third, sixth and eighth in the second game, including a home run to left by Chase Strumpf in the sixth.
An RBI double to left center in the seventh by Turner Brown tied the score of the first game at 5. Brown went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Alec Burleson had a double and an RBI.
Bryant Packard and Spencer Brickhouse each went 2-for-4 with a double in the last game of the series, accounting for all four of the Pirates’ hits.
ECU returns to action at Elon on Tuesday at 6 p.m.