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Season snapshots: Cal baseball and softball

Editor’s note: The Daily Californian sports staff took a look back and chose the most impactful moments of each team’s 2013-14 season. Baseball: As the stadium lights illuminated Evans Diamond for the first Cal baseball game of the year, freshman Daulton Jefferies didn’t just step into the pitching circle — he Read More…

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9-game losing streak caps off disappointing season

For the briefest of stretches, Diane Ninemire looked poised to extend her 26-year streak of reaching the postseason as the head coach of the Cal softball program. After the Bears’ devastating walk-off loss to rival Stanford on March 14 — a game that saw them blow a five-run lead in the Read More…

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Cal softball’s postseason hopes suffer with loss to Utah

As leadoff hitter Cheyenne Cordes awaited the first pitch of this season’s penultimate Pac-12 series, she was 4,327 feet above sea level and three games away from watching her team vie for its 27th consecutive playoff appearance. But not even the thin air in Salt Lake City could clear an Read More…

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Cal softball treks to Utah as season winds down

With only two weeks left in the regular season, the Cal softball team will head to Salt Lake City on Thursday with more than just another Pac-12 series at stake. Sitting at exactly .500 before its final two conference matchups, the Bears will need to fight for their postseason lives Read More…

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Cal softball loses all three games to No. 2 UCLA

Before escalating into a full-fledged blowout, the top of the third inning started simply enough. With the score knotted at zero in the first game of Cal softball’s three-game series against No. 2 UCLA, Bruin first baseman Alyssa Tiumalu stepped into the batter’s box to face Cal freshman Katie Sutherland-Finch. Read More…

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Cal softball hosts No. 2 Bruins as huge underdogs

When the UCLA softball team pays a visit to Levine-Fricke Field this weekend, it won’t feel like the cutthroat conference battle that Pac-12 fans have grown accustomed to in past years. Last season, Cal and UCLA finished with almost identical records. Both went 10-14 in Pac-12 play, and each team Read More…