Cal’s season ends with 8-1 loss to No. 1 Virginia

Cavaliers stick Bears with their first loss in six elimination games

Catcher Chadd Krist went 1-for-4 with a double, Cal's only extra-base hit in its 8-1 loss to Virginia.
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Catcher Chadd Krist went 1-for-4 with a double, Cal's only extra-base hit in its 8-1 loss to Virginia.

The ball went off Kenny Swab’s bat and Cal center fielder Darrel Matthews, running forward to make the catch, lost it in the sun. As it bounced past him and rolled away, stopping 408 feet from where it started, so too went the Bears’ dream season. Virginia’s center fielder streaked
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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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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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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 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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