Cal baseball kicks off Pac-12 play against Utah

The Cal baseball team has not been a model of consistency this season. But as the Bears (10-7) head to Salt Lake City this weekend to begin Pac-12 conference play against Utah (8-6), they have been riding an offensive surge and performances of stable pitching to a five-game winning streak.
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Dream Catcher: Andrew Knapp’s pursuit of a dream

Mike Knapp chased a dream of becoming a Major Leaguer and fell short. His son Andrew pursues that same dream nearly 30 years later.

Mike Knapp was in the kitchen when the phone rang in February of 1997. On the other end was Expos general manager Kevin Malone, calling to negotiate Knapp’s contract for the upcoming season. Once upon a time, Knapp was a promising prospect. A defensive specialist and reputable leader, he rose
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Poor pitching dooms Cal baseball in series loss at UC Irvine

Last weekend, pitcher Michael Theofanopoulos was a beacon of consistency in an otherwise scattered and wild performance from the rest of the starting rotation. Against UC Irvine on Sunday afternoon, the word “consistency” and Theofanopoulos didn’t belong in the same Zip code. After the Bears’ offense went down quietly in
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Cal baseball clashes with UC Irvine in four-game series

Small sample sizes do not faze Cal baseball coach David Esquer. Despite kicking off the season with a 3-0 record after a sweep of Michigan, Esquer declined to renege on his preseason worries about the lack of consistent starting pitching hampering the Bears’ chances at lasting success. “No, (my expectations)
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