Cal Baseball vs. USC, 4/2/11

Lightning strikes: Cal tops Rice, Baylor to preserve season

Bunting homers twice to spark Bears over Baylor

On Sunday afternoon, the Cal baseball team’s season seemed like it would never end. For nearly three hours, it sat around as lightning warnings repeatedly delayed an elimination game tied at 3-3 midway through the eighth. But a little rest was all the Bears needed to survive another day, notching
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Men’s side settles for third place at IRA Championship

First held in 1895, the  Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta is the oldest college rowing championship in the United States. The Cal men’s crew team has won the IRA national championship 16 times in program history, second to Cornell. The Bears’ most recent national victory was just last year and
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Men’s golf takes 19th at NCAA Championships

Despite a standout performance from sophomore Michael Weaver,  the Cal men’s golf team could not do enough to advance past the first three rounds at last week’s NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Okla. Weaver recorded the program’s highest-ever individual NCAA finish, placing eighth overall after shooting an even-par 216 during 54-hole
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Utah upends Bears in sevens tourney quarterfinal

The Cal rugby team has every other squad’s number for the past two years — except Utah in seven-a-side play. The Bears manhandled the Utes in the national semifinals three weeks ago in the standard 15-a-side competition, 62-14. But for the last two years, Utah has ended Cal’s season in
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Ranked 20th in the country, senior Pedro Zerbini was Cal’s top singles player this year.

Bears break through to end Sweet 16 drought

A less thankful coach might have been disappointed with a round of 16 exit at the NCAA Team Championships. The No. 14 Cal men’s tennis team lost, 4-2, to third-ranked Tennessee in the third round of competition — but for Peter Wright, the results dismissed a crucial doubt that hovered
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Sophomore ace Jolene Henderson couldn’t deliver a game three win for the Bears, giving up 10 hits against the Gators in Oklahoma City.

Chomp! Florida eliminates Bears from Women’s College World Series

Cal unable to hang on to first inning advantage

The Gators did it again. For the third time in four years, the Cal softball team’s postseason run has ended at the hands of Florida — the latest instance being a 5-2 loss in Saturday’s second game of the Women’s College World Series. After dropping its opening WCWS contest to
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Cal Baseball vs. USC, 4/2/11

Bears survive in 10-6 win to top Alcorn State

Cal erupts for six runs in third to overcome 4-0 deficit

One day after spotting Baylor a 6-0 lead in three frames, the Cal baseball team generously handed Alcorn State four second-inning runs Saturday afternoon. Luckily for the Bears, the Braves more than returned the favor, handing coach David Esquer his second postseason win at Cal and first since 2001. “We
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‘Bama rolls over Bears in 1-0 shutout

Cal musters 1 hit in WCWS opener

Britt Vonk sent the 14th pitch of the game skittering to shortstop for an infield single, connecting on a full count to put Cal softball team on base in a Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2005. It turned out to be the No. 7-seeded Bears’ lone hit
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