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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Bears earn first Pac-12 series win

The Cal baseball team didn’t need a win on Sunday to claim its first Pac-12 series victory of the season. Hosting Washington at Evans Diamond, the Bears took the first two games with a timely two-run single by designated hitter Vince Bruno on Friday and a complete-game gem from pitcher
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Cal looks for first Pac-12 series win

After four consecutive losses — each heart-wrenching in its own way — the Cal baseball team finds itself in the cellar of the Pac-12, a 2-7 conference record to its name. If the Bears are to get back on track against Washington (17-13, 4-5 in the Pac-12) this weekend at
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Bears drop closest of series on two Trojan walk-offs

Cal and USC entered their Easter weekend series nearly identical on paper; USC’s 17-9 records barely edged the Bears’ 16-10 mark. The two teams played this distinction out to a T on Dedeaux Field in Los Angeles this past weekend. The slimmest of margins — one run — separated the
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Trojans walk off against Bears in 3-2 win

Cal dropped the rubber match of its series with USC on Saturday, losing 3-2 on a second consecutive walk off at Dedeaux Field in Los Angeles. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the bases loaded, reliever Joey Donofrio walked Trojan pinch hitter Garrett Stubbs on a
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Cal expects pitching battle against USC

For the first time, the Cal baseball team will see Dan Hubbs in colors other than blue and gold. Hubbs served as head coach David Esquer’s pitching coach for 12 years before accepting an associate coaching position at his alma mater, USC, this season. On Thursday, the pitchers he recruited
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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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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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