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Cal must reinstate fire in postseason play

A friend of mine said a while back that the worst thing that ever happened to the Cal baseball team was getting reinstated. Calm down — it’s a joke. A program as storied as the Bears’ is a cornerstone of the athletic department, and its revival in early April was
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Cal second baseman Tony Renda dives for third base after running from first on a single. He was thrown out to end the third inning.

Bears washed away in Big Series loss

Cal ends regular season by losing five of last six conference games

Save Cal Baseball banners were still around to help close out Evans Diamond’s final showing this spring, the annual Big Series against Stanford. Some fliers were stacked at the front desk, and T-shirts still popped up in the season-high crowd of 1,358 — even if the Bears’ reinstatement was already
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Poor execution dooms Bears against Card

The Cal baseball team was silent. They packed their bags wordlessly and quietly tidied the Evans Diamond infield. Vince Bruno slamming together the soles of his cleats was the only thing that broke them out of their reverie, but even that was only momentary. As soon as he was done
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Bears jump on Tigers early in nonconference finale

The last time David Esquer made this many substitutions, the Cal baseball team was mired in an 8-0 hole after six innings at Stanford. Tuesday afternoon’s 9-2 win at Pacific was nearly a complete 180 — the Bears were already up 8-2 after three. Backed by left fielder Austin Booker’s
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Jones roughed up by Bruins in Sunday loss

Sophomore left-hander lasts just three innings as Cal drops rubber match

LOS ANGELES — Justin Jones said his hip bothered him Sunday afternoon, and given the numbers he put up, the news wasn’t surprising. The Cal baseball team’s usual Saturday starter, rested an extra day after pitching four innings Tuesday at UC Davis, had arguably his worst outing of the season,
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No rest for Bauer in 2-1 win over Cal

Righty pitches seven straight complete game

The dugouts at Jackie Robinson Stadium emptied after 8 1/2 innings, the frustrations of a tightly fought 2-1 decision — a home win for UCLA — boiling over Saturday afternoon. Bruin starting pitcher Trevor Bauer was covering first base on the final play, closing his eighth complete game this season
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Bears shut out Bruins in 4-0 road win

Johnson strikes out seven in two-hit outing

After four straight losses in late April, Cal baseball coach David Esquer started tinkering with his lineup. Change for change’s sake, he said then, desperate to shake things up after the team’s putrid offensive stretch. The runs ticked back up a little, but Esquer wasn’t finished shifting the order. Stability
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Bears shake layoff to top Aggies

Two weeks ago, Cal baseball coach David Esquer was worrying about his sophomore starter Justin Jones. “Hopefully by getting him out there over and over and over again then we get that old Justin Jones knowing the lights out pitcher that he is,” Esquer said. Maybe Jones is back. In
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