UCLA baseball’s first-ever College World Series title was named the top local sports moment of 2013 tonight, beating out a pair of Bruin football mentions for the honor at the L.A. Sports Awards.
Head coach John Savage led the baseball team to an unlikely championship run, sweeping through all ten postseason games and outscoring Mississippi State, 11-1, in the two final games.
The football team earned two spots on the top-ten list, which was based on online fan voting as well as a media panel. UCLA’s 35-14 win at USC, its first at the Coliseum since 1997, earned fifth place. Linebacker/running back Myles Jack took the next spot by himself for becoming the first player to win both Pac-12 Freshman Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year.