The 10th Hour, or How Cal Baseball Saved its Season

“We’ve been fighting ourselves a little bit toward the end of the season. Somewhere around the 10th hour out here, we found our team.” Coach David Esquer said this on Sunday night, after his team had scratched out two wins to preserve their season in what was a long, long
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Bears survive in 10-6 win to top Alcorn State

Cal erupts for six runs in third to overcome 4-0 deficit

One day after spotting Baylor a 6-0 lead in three frames, the Cal baseball team generously handed Alcorn State four second-inning runs Saturday afternoon. Luckily for the Bears, the Braves more than returned the favor, handing coach David Esquer his second postseason win at Cal and first since 2001. “We
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Cal must reinstate fire in postseason play

A friend of mine said a while back that the worst thing that ever happened to the Cal baseball team was getting reinstated. Calm down — it’s a joke. A program as storied as the Bears’ is a cornerstone of the athletic department, and its revival in early April was
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Bears washed away in Big Series loss

Cal ends regular season by losing five of last six conference games

Save Cal Baseball banners were still around to help close out Evans Diamond’s final showing this spring, the annual Big Series against Stanford. Some fliers were stacked at the front desk, and T-shirts still popped up in the season-high crowd of 1,358 — even if the Bears’ reinstatement was already
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Jones roughed up by Bruins in Sunday loss

Sophomore left-hander lasts just three innings as Cal drops rubber match

LOS ANGELES — Justin Jones said his hip bothered him Sunday afternoon, and given the numbers he put up, the news wasn’t surprising. The Cal baseball team’s usual Saturday starter, rested an extra day after pitching four innings Tuesday at UC Davis, had arguably his worst outing of the season,
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Bears shake layoff to top Aggies

Two weeks ago, Cal baseball coach David Esquer was worrying about his sophomore starter Justin Jones. “Hopefully by getting him out there over and over and over again then we get that old Justin Jones knowing the lights out pitcher that he is,” Esquer said. Maybe Jones is back. In
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