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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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Mike Neu named Cal baseball’s pitching coach

In the spring of 2012, the Cal baseball team will look to build on a magical College World Series run. Luckily, the newest addition to the Bears’ staff is no stranger to success in Omaha, Neb. Former University of Miami (Fla.) closer Mike Neu, who helped the Hurricanes to a
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Cal pitching coach leaves for USC

Hubbs takes same position at alma mater

Looks like there’s no place like home — not even a miraculous season that ended in Omaha. Less than a month after the Cal baseball team exited the College World Series, pitching coach Dan Hubbs is returning to USC, where he took the mound from 1990 to 1993. Hubbs will
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This spring’s Bears a team for all seasons

Four young men stand before the entrance to the College World Series. Three are huddled together, caps askew, lifting the other above their heads as he raises a single finger to the sky. They are no one and everyone, ecstasy cast in bronze to represent every player who has stepped
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