Cal’s season ends with loss at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. — Friday night’s 18-inning marathon at Sunken Diamond was emblematic of last year’s Cal baseball team. A combination of gritty at-bats, a lively clubhouse and a never-say-die attitude helped the Bears outlast No. 14 Stanford, 5-4, in the nearly six-hour contest. Cal (29-25, 12-18 in the Pac-12) followed
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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 face Cardinal in must-win final series

Balls were jumping off the bat of Devon Rodriguez in practice on Wednesday, several falling in places that would be sure-fire hits. But Rodriguez won’t be taking the field against No. 14 Stanford at Sunken Diamond in Stanford, Calif., as the Cal baseball team opens the regular season’s final series
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More than a game

Matt Flemer spent his senior year as a starting pitcher for the Bears. But baseball is more than a game of numbers to him.

Underneath the bill of Matt Flemer’s blue baseball cap, three initials are stenciled in bold capital letters: TDM. Those initials belong to the late Tyler De Martini, an El Cerrito High School student who was killed in a skateboarding accident earlier this year. De Martini was the Little League teammate
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Bears avoid sweep in comeback thriller

Over the course of the three-game series, the Cal baseball team did not lead UCLA until the eighth inning of Sunday’s game. In the Bruins’ one inning of catch-up, UCLA nearly stole the Bears’ advantage right back. After a four-run eighth inning, Cal (27-24, 10-17 in the Pac-12) found itself
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Bruins trample Bears to clinch series win

As was the case in Friday’s 7-2 loss, Saturday’s game between the Cal baseball team and UCLA was decided by the third inning. Starter Justin Jones lasted just 2 1/3 innings, but that’s all the Bruins needed to hand Jones his eighth loss of the year. With an 8-5 victory,
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Cal continues late-season slide in loss to UCLA

Last Saturday against Arizona, starting pitcher Matt Flemer gave up three runs in the first inning, and the Cal baseball team lost, 4-1. On Friday afternoon, the right-handed senior made it through the first inning against No. 11 UCLA in his final start at Evans Diamond. Unfortunately for the Bears
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Flemer to start critical series against UCLA

It’s desperation time for the Cal baseball team. The Bears have six games remaining in the season, and need to get four wins to hit the 30-mark, which they think should give them a strong case to make the postseason. To get those wins, Cal (26-22, 9-15 in the Pac-12) will
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