Bears survive in 10-6 win to top Alcorn State

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

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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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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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Seven Bears taken in MLB Draft

In the incredible rush of winning the Houston Regional on Monday, this week’s MLB Draft found a way to fade into the background. Nonetheless, through the course of the Draft’s 50 rounds, seven Cal baseball players had their lives changed in another new way. Righty pitcher Erik Johnson led the
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Bears jump on Tigers early in nonconference finale

The last time David Esquer made this many substitutions, the Cal baseball team was mired in an 8-0 hole after six innings at Stanford. Tuesday afternoon’s 9-2 win at Pacific was nearly a complete 180 — the Bears were already up 8-2 after three. Backed by left fielder Austin Booker’s
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