Cal’s future dim after home sweep by Arizona

The Cal baseball team managed just one run in each of its first two games against No. 14 Arizona at Evans Diamond. On Sunday afternoon, the Bears’ offense finally found a spark, putting a three-spot on the board in the second inning. Unfortunately for Cal, the big inning was a
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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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Cal falls to Arizona in 3-1 loss

The Cal baseball team succumbed to a dominant pitcher Friday afternoon at Evans Diamond, falling 3-1 to No. 10 Arizona. Despite taking a one-run lead in the first inning, the Bears had no answers over the next eight as Wildcats starter Kurt Heyer stymied the Cal bats for a complete
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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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Jones throws two-hitter to give Cal crucial series win

For Cal pitcher Justin Jones, it’s been a long way back since his injury last season. The lefty’s return to the mound this season has been marred by inconsistency, but on Sunday at Washington State, he was back to his old dominant self. Jones pitched a complete game shutout for
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Five-run third inning dooms Bears against Cougars

The Cal baseball team entered the bottom of the third inning on Friday with a tenuous 3-2 lead over Washington State. That would be the high point of the evening for the Bears. Two doubles, two singles, two wild pitches, a hit batter and five runs later, Cal’s one-run lead
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Bears hunt for much-needed wins against Washington State

Following a sweep at the hands of No. 10 Oregon last weekend, the Cal baseball team stressed the need for timely hitting. “We need to win the big spot, I think, offensively,” outfielder Chad Bunting said. “We need to get the big hit with runners in scoring position. We left
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Ducks fly past Jones, beaten Cal squad in 3 close losses

The Cal baseball team had something to prove this weekend. The Bears dropped their first three Pac-12 series of the season, but feasted on bottom-dwellers Washington and Utah the past two weekends. This weekend at PK Park in Eugene, Ore., Cal wanted to establish it could hang with the big
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Late hit dooms Cal against No. 10 Oregon

For the second consecutive day, the Cal baseball team took a late-inning dagger to its postseason hopes. In a 4-1 loss at No. 10 Oregon on Friday, the Bears fell apart in the eighth inning, giving up three runs to crack the 1-1 deadlock. On Saturday, the Ducks scored a
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