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Cal baseball hires Thomas Eager to serve as pitching coach

On Monday, Cal baseball ensured that it wouldn’t go too long without a pitching coach when head coach David Esquer announced that Thomas Eager would be the team’s new pitching coach after Mike Neu left last week to become the head coach at the University of the Pacific. Eager spent
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Bears blank Cornhuskers in comfortable 4-0 win

Most people, if they got hit in the face by a baseball, would think about taking one or two days off. Not Mitch Delfino. The Cal third baseman not only started the game after his beaning on Friday but also did some damage of his own, standing out offensively over
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Senior catcher Chadd Krist went 3-for-6 with two RBI and three runs in Cal's Sunday doubleheader. The Bears have now won four in a row.

Cal expects tough test from Creighton

After a cakewalk of a series against Lehigh, the Cal baseball team can expect much stiffer competition from its next guest, Creighton. Head coach David Esquer highlighted the Jays’ 1:30 p.m. Tuesday visit to Evans Diamond before the season began as one of the tougher games of the season, and
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Junior Darrel Matthews crossed the plate three times — once in the first game and twice in the second game — in Cal's doubleheader against Lehigh on Sunday.

Bears destroy Mountain Hawks in twin bill

The camera don’t lie: Lehigh had a very, very bad day. Cal (8-2) smoked the Mountain Hawks (2-5) on both ends of Sunday’s doubleheader, shutting out Lehigh 10-0 in the first game and obliterating them 18-3 in the second. In both games, the Bears devoured the Mountain Hawks’ starters, who
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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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