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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Arms in danger

A baseball only weighs five ounces. But something that small can oftentimes signal the end to a pitcher's career.

A dry baseball weighs just over five ounces, roughly equivalent to your average smartphone. But unlike a handheld device, the baseball causes damage disproportionate to its small size. Along the 60-foot, six-inch path it traces on every pitch lie generations of crippled arms that couldn’t handle the stress of throwing
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Bunting’s homer powers Cal to first conference sweep

For the first time all season, the Cal baseball team swept a Pac-12 opponent. The Bears took all three matchups against Utah, the latest — a 5-2 victory — coming Sunday afternoon at Evans Diamond. Lefty Justin Jones led the way with seven solid innings, giving up one run on
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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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Home runs propel Cal to victory over Utah, 9-4

Powered by three home runs, the Cal baseball team slugged its way to a series-opening win over Utah, 9-4, at Evans Diamond on Friday. Led by center fielder Chad Bunting, who put two balls well over the left-center field fence, and right fielder Andrew Knapp, whose shot cleared the back
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