Cal can’t clean up act in losses to Dirtbags

On Saturday, the winning run crossed the plate in the top of the 10th inning as the Cal baseball team escaped with a 2-1 victory over Long Beach State. On Sunday, that run was scored in the second inning in what became another pitcher’s duel between the two squads at
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Cal pitchers dominate in low-scoring affair

The Cal baseball team got back to its winning ways Saturday night at Blair Field, beating Long Beach State 2-1 in extra innings. In the top of the tenth, designated hitter Vince Bruno (2-for-5, one run scored on the day) led off with a triple. Center fielder Chad Bunting then
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Jones’ wild streak costs Bears in first loss

Fielding had been one of the question marks for the Cal baseball team going into this weekend, and the Bears committed three more errors on Friday night against Long Beach State. Surprisingly, what really cost Cal (3-1) was its pitching as coach David Esquer’s club suffered its first loss of
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After sweeping Pacific last weekend to open up the 2012 season, the Bears will face Long Beach State in a three-game series.

Cal hopes to get defensive in Long Beach

Last weekend, the Cal baseball proved it can pitch, hit and run the bases pretty well. Now, the question is, can the Bears field? If you could find any black mark on Cal’s season so far — no mean feat, considering the team’s 3-0 record, .330 batting average, 2.00 team
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Photo Gallery: Cal baseball sweeps Pacific

The Cal baseball team began the 2012 campaign this weekend with a three-game sweep of Pacific. The Bears won Friday’s opener at Evans Diamond 9-1, and followed that up with a 6-3 win in Stockton, Calif. Cal completed the sweep with a 9-3 win on Sunday.

Flemer goes eight in Cal victory over Tigers

Earlier this week, coach David Esquer said he would be keeping an eye on his hurler’s pitch count during the season’s opening weekend. The emphasis was on heralded left-hander Justin Jones, who came back from injury to start in the Cal baseball team’s 9-1 victory over Pacific on Friday. Esquer
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Cal’s striking pitching leads to 9-1 opening-day win

On Friday afternoon, the Cal baseball team dominated Pacific in a 9-1 win to start off the 2012 season. On a beautiful opening day in Berkeley, lefthander Justin Jones threw five innings to earn the win and the Bears’ bats woke up late to pound out 11 hits and take
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Jones returns to mound in season opener

Junior Justin Jones has been a mainstay in the starting rotation for the past two years. Yet when the lefty takes the Evans Diamond mound on Friday at 1:30 p.m. against Pacific, it will usher in a new era of Cal pitching. And it’s not just because Friday marks the
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The Bears' new pitching coach Mike Neu hopes his time in the big leagues will help his players.

Neu kid on the block

Cal's new pitching coach, Mike Neu, uses his experience in the majors to inspire the next generation of pros.

The stinging sound of balls hitting mitts reverberates in Evans Diamond. Often the most robust pops come from the arm of the man wearing No. 11 on his back. But sometimes, Mike Neu’s power-packed throws are not accompanied by the smack of the glove. The 33-year-old Neu fires the ball
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