Pitching, defense lead struggling Bears over Dons

The Cal baseball team entered Tuesday’s contest with San Francisco with 35 errors in the season. That number didn’t change by the game’s end at Benedetti Diamond. For the first time in 11 games, coach David Esquer’s squad didn’t commit a single error, and it was rewarded with a 4-3
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Bears look to halt four-game skid against Dons

Coming off a series in which it struggled with all facets of its game, the Cal baseball team will need to get back to the fundamentals to stop its current four-game losing streak 2 p.m. Tuesday at San Francisco. The first step for the Bears (11-7, 0-3 in the Pac-12)
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Beavers fell Bears to complete sweep

The gloom finally lifted Sunday over Evans Diamond, but the sun did nothing to brighten Cal’s play as the Bears fell to their fourth straight defeat. In losing 13-5 to Oregon State — the final nail in an embarrassing home sweep — Cal (11-7, 0-3 in the Pac-12) looked everything
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Bears’ bats fall silent in doubleheader

The Cal baseball team’s bats were hurled on the ground of the dugout in the fifth inning. “Do something!” a frustrated Bear implored, yelling loud enough for most of Evans Diamond to hear. The challenge worked — Cal got a run in the bottom of the fifth on a single
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Cal opens Pac-12 slate with Oregon State

Defense has been a glaring weakness for the Cal baseball team in the first 15 games of the season. The Bears have committed a staggering 25 errors, the most in the Pac-12. The good news: Oregon State — which rolls into Evans Diamond for a three-game series starting with a
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Cal’s Nebraska road trip ends on sour note

In its first game since being ranked No. 18 in the nation, the Cal baseball team gave up eight runs in the fifth inning on Monday, losing to Nebraska 9-5. Cal (11-4) hummed through the first four and a half innings of the last game of the four-game series in
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Bears blank Cornhuskers in comfortable 4-0 win

Most people, if they got hit in the face by a baseball, would think about taking one or two days off. Not Mitch Delfino. The Cal third baseman not only started the game after his beaning on Friday but also did some damage of his own, standing out offensively over
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Bears and Huskers tied in series thus far

After Saturday’s game, the Cal baseball team has surely learned something about Nebraska: The Huskers go off late in games. On Friday, Nebraska rallied from a 7-0 deficit gradually but pushed the game into extra innings with four runs over the eighth and ninth inning. In Saturday’s game at Hawks
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Bears venture to Nebraska for first time since World Series

The last time the Cal baseball team ventured to Nebraska, it became a local favorite overnight. The Bears were riding the wave of momentum that carried them into the College World Series. Their story of battling back from elimination and seemingly insurmountable late-game deficits endeared them to the Omaha natives,
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Bears nab win in messy home game

During last season’s run to the College World Series, the Cal baseball team practiced at Creighton’s home field in Omaha, Neb. On Tuesday, the Bears finally met their gracious hosts in a sloppy affair at Evans Diamond. Cal (9-2) came away with a 7-5 victory behind a stalwart bullpen and
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