Bears find offensive spark in win over Lehigh

The Cal baseball team did not commit any errors on Saturday afternoon against Lehigh — a feat the Bears have achieved in only one other game this season. But the defense, while impressive, was not the story at Evans Diamond in Cal’s 9-3 win over the Mountain Hawks. The Bears’
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Mountain Hawks more than tune-up for Bears

Lehigh played its first season of baseball in 1885. Despite its long-standing history, the Mountain Hawks will etch their names in the school’s books this Saturday. The baseball team from the Patriot League will set foot on California soil for the first time in program history. The Mountain Hawks begin
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Jones’ wild streak costs Bears in first loss

Fielding had been one of the question marks for the Cal baseball team going into this weekend, and the Bears committed three more errors on Friday night against Long Beach State. Surprisingly, what really cost Cal (3-1) was its pitching as coach David Esquer’s club suffered its first loss of
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Cal’s striking pitching leads to 9-1 opening-day win

On Friday afternoon, the Cal baseball team dominated Pacific in a 9-1 win to start off the 2012 season. On a beautiful opening day in Berkeley, lefthander Justin Jones threw five innings to earn the win and the Bears’ bats woke up late to pound out 11 hits and take
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Jones returns to mound in season opener

Junior Justin Jones has been a mainstay in the starting rotation for the past two years. Yet when the lefty takes the Evans Diamond mound on Friday at 1:30 p.m. against Pacific, it will usher in a new era of Cal pitching. And it’s not just because Friday marks the
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Neu kid on the block

Cal's new pitching coach, Mike Neu, uses his experience in the majors to inspire the next generation of pros.

The stinging sound of balls hitting mitts reverberates in Evans Diamond. Often the most robust pops come from the arm of the man wearing No. 11 on his back. But sometimes, Mike Neu’s power-packed throws are not accompanied by the smack of the glove. The 33-year-old Neu fires the ball
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Mike Neu named Cal baseball’s pitching coach

In the spring of 2012, the Cal baseball team will look to build on a magical College World Series run. Luckily, the newest addition to the Bears’ staff is no stranger to success in Omaha, Neb. Former University of Miami (Fla.) closer Mike Neu, who helped the Hurricanes to a
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Patriot games: Cal blanks Dallas Baptist in Super Regional opener

Jones dominant, Bears' bats shine in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Midway through what was supposed to be its final season, the Cal baseball team’s bats fell flat and its arms looked drained. A program with no future, its present started flickering away as well. “We’re going to rebound like no Cal team has before,” starting pitcher
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