The top 10 moments in Cal sports this year: Part two

The last year was a memorable one in Cal athletics for a variety of moments. From softball’s run to the Women’s College World Series to the national titles for both swim teams, there were more great moments than we could fit. Read on to see which ones made our list.

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Andrew Kuo/File

The last year was a memorable one in Cal athletics for a variety of moments. From softball’s run to the Women’s College World Series to the national titles for both swim teams, there were more great moments than we could fit. Read on to see which ones made our list.
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BASEBALL

Renda, Krist among seven taken in 2012 MLB Draft

Encompassing 1,238 picks, 40 rounds and three days, the MLB First-Year Player Draft is the longest draft in American professional sports. For every Cal baseball player drafted except Tony Renda, the wait for their names to be called was a long one. Renda was one of seven Cal players drafted
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Cal scored 15 runs on 17 hits on Saturday at Stanford to win the year's final regular season series.

Bears blow out Stanford to win series

STANFORD, Calif. — In Friday’s series opener, it took the Cal baseball team 18 innings to defeat Stanford, 5-4. In Saturday’s matinee at Sunken Diamond, the Bears needed just the first four frames. Two big innings — a four-run second and a five-run fourth — were enough to propel Cal
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Cal overcomes Stanford in 18-inning affair

By the time the 17th inning rolled around at Sunken Diamond on Friday, the two best hitters in the game — Tony Renda of the Cal baseball team and Stanford’s Stephen Piscotty — were a combined 0-for-14. Renda picked the perfect time to get his first knock in Stanford, Calif.
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Bears’ comeback falls short as Wildcats take series

Saturday’s game started with a firework and ended with a dud that fizzled out despite great anticipation. On just the fourth pitch of the game, Arizona’s Joey Rickard blasted a ball just over the left field wall to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. The Cal baseball team was down
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Bears hope to translate newfound energy into series win

Coming off a 10-4 loss at Washington State last Friday, the Cal baseball team found itself in dire straights. Four straight losses had sent the Bears to the bottom of the Pac-12. Cal’s hopes of a postseason run — let alone another appearance in the College World Series — grew
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Cal scored 15 runs on 17 hits on Saturday at Stanford to win the year's final regular season series.

Flemer leads balanced effort in 9-0 Cal win over Utah

Saturday was Cal Day on the Berkeley campus. At Evans Diamond, it was the Cal baseball team’s day too. Matt Flemer tossed eight shutout innings, and all nine starters reached base as the Bears shut down Utah 9-0 in one of their most complete outings of the year. Cal (22-15,
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