UCLA baseball coach John Savage reaches 600 wins at program with historic offensive outing
In smashing Harvard Friday night, UCLA enjoyed not just a historic offensive performance but also a career moment for head coach John Savage.
The Bruins (11-6) posted 10 runs in the bottom of the first to take a big lead, scored another two runs in the second, and then broke the game open with an eight-spot in the third that made it 20-0. They went on to beat Harvard 25-2, a victory that earned Savage his 600th career win as UCLA coach.
Tonight's victory over Harvard represented career win No. 6️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ for John Savage at UCLA.
— UCLA Baseball (@UCLABaseball) March 19, 2022
Savage becomes the third coach in program history to reach 600 victories at UCLA. He sits just 22 away from reaching 700 career wins.
He’ll get there a little quicker with more offensive performances like the one the Bruins put forth Friday night. The team’s 25 runs were the most ever in a game at Jackie Robinson Stadium (UCLA’s home venue since 1981) and the most overall since scoring 28 in a game at Arizona on Mar. 22, 1986. UCLA’s 10-run first inning was its first double-digit-run frame since it put up a program-record 14 in an inning against Pacific on Mar. 25, 2007.
UCLA and Harvard continue the series Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. PT and wrap it up Sunday at 1 p.m. PT.