The bottom half of Cal's order provided a spark on Tuesday, accounting for seven of the team's nine hits against the Aggies.

Dream on: Cal eliminates Aggies to advance at CWS

Porter shines, offense awakens against Texas A&M

OMAHA, Neb. — After a solo shot by Texas A&M’s Adam Smith broke a scoreless deadlock in the fourth inning, Cal baseball coach David Esquer brought his starters in for a pep talk. “I told them basically, ‘I’ll take bad contact to the middle of the diamond than you trying
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Scoreboard aside, the Bears showed true grit

OMAHA, Neb. — Before Sunday’s game, while the rest of his team warmed up, Cal pitcher Justin Jones perched alone on a bucket of baseballs. Though a strained bicep would keep him out of the Bears’ first College World Series game since 1992, Jones was not resting. Instead, he worked
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Cal third baseman Mitch Delfino went 2-for-4 against Virginia, but the Bears only totaled six hits in the 4-1 loss.

One down: Bears drop College World Series opener

OMAHA, Neb. — Chad Bunting tumbled onto the right field warning track Sunday afternoon, a soon-to-be triple sailing over his shoulder, a cloud of dust billowing up as he hit the dirt. The ball had tipped off the Cal outfielder’s glove and Virginia, with one out in the eighth, plated
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Cal's batters will have their hands full against Virginia lefty Danny Hultzen, the No. 2 pick this year's MLB Draft.

Cal’s dream continues in Omaha

Bears take on top-seeded Virginia on Sunday

OMAHA — Tony Renda’s eyes flicked back and forth across the field as reporter after reporter asked him about the incredible journey the Cal baseball team has endured on the road to Omaha. He acknowledged their fight to save the program, their battle against elimination in Houston and every other
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The Cal baseball team celebrates after sweeping Dallas Baptist to earn a trip to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

On to Omaha! Cal advances to College World Series

Bears top Dallas Baptist, 6-2, on Sunday to clinch CWS berth

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Here are the dry logistics: On Sunday night, the Cal baseball team beat Dallas Baptist, 6-2, to advance to the College World Series. The game took two hours and 41 minutes. Erik Johnson was the winning pitcher for the Bears and catcher Chadd Krist hit a
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Cal baseball: We were all witnesses

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — An eternity ago, Cal second baseman Tony Renda stood stone-faced, steps away from the auburn dirt of Evans Diamond. His team, 118 years of history be damned, would disappear in a few months, a victim of plummeting state budgets. Reporters and cameramen ringed around him, waiting.
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Cal senior Mike Morrison set six personal bests on his way to taking the decathlon title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Morrison finishes off career with NCAA decathlon title

Mike Morrison’s duffel bag was a little heavier on the flight home this past weekend. The Cal track and field squad’s star decathlete came back from an elbow injury sustained one season ago to capture the decathlon title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday. In his final bid for
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Cal ace Jolene Henderson turned in a stellar sophomore campaign in the circle, earning a 40-10 record and tossing 18 shutouts.

Henderson shines in breakthrough season for Bears

Sophomore ace dominates, Cal ends six-year WCWS drought

In the Cal softball team’s second practice, All-American pitcher and first baseman Valerie Arioto broke her leg — leaving a void in the circle, in the infield and at the plate. Coach Diane Ninemire turned to sophomore Jolene Henderson, who had split time with Arioto both on the rubber and
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Jana Juricova capped off a stellar individual campaign by winning the NCAA Singles Championship on May 30.

Juricova’s dominance headlines Cal’s campaign

When Jana Juricova won the NCAA singles title on May 30, she capped off one of the most dominant individual seasons in the history of Cal women’s tennis. After the Bears’ third-round elimination in the NCAA Team Championships the week before, Juricova made sure she would not have another early
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