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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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Sophomore pitcher Justin Jones was brilliant on Saturday evening, allowing only one walk and one hit in six innings of work.

Patriot games: Cal blanks Dallas Baptist in Super Regional opener

Jones dominant, Bears' bats shine in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Midway through what was supposed to be its final season, the Cal baseball team’s bats fell flat and its arms looked drained. A program with no future, its present started flickering away as well. “We’re going to rebound like no Cal team has before,” starting pitcher
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Seven Bears taken in MLB Draft

In the incredible rush of winning the Houston Regional on Monday, this week’s MLB Draft found a way to fade into the background. Nonetheless, through the course of the Draft’s 50 rounds, seven Cal baseball players had their lives changed in another new way. Righty pitcher Erik Johnson led the
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The Cal baseball team celebrates and poses for the camera after scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Baylor.

Cardiac Cal: Bears complete stunning rally against Baylor, advance to Super Regionals

Cal overcomes early 7-1 deficit, scores four in the bottom of the ninth to win

Some ancient philosopher, probably misattributed and misquoted through the centuries, once said that the rough road leads to the height of greatness. Maybe this isn’t the height; maybe there are greater things left to achieve for a team that, not long ago, had no future. But this must be close.
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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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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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Cal's batters will have their hands full against Virginia lefty Danny Hultzen, the No. 2 pick this year's MLB Draft.

Cal sputters into postseason, takes on Baylor to open NCAA tournament

Houston regional features a familiar foe in Rice

The Cal baseball team slumped its way to the end of the year, finishing its regular season by being swept at home by Stanford. Offensive troubles, pitching stumbles and defensive missteps plagued the Bears in turn — and sometimes simultaneously — as they fell to sixth in the year-end conference
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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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