Cal baseball clashes with UC Irvine in four-game series

Small sample sizes do not faze Cal baseball coach David Esquer. Despite kicking off the season with a 3-0 record after a sweep of Michigan, Esquer declined to renege on his preseason worries about the lack of consistent starting pitching hampering the Bears’ chances at lasting success. “No, (my expectations)
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Cal baseball begins season with trio of walk-off wins

Even three consecutive walk-off thrillers over Michigan at Evans Diamond this weekend to begin the 2013 campaign were not enough to quell the Bears’ starting pitching uncertainties. The Bears’ top two starters, Justin Jones and Kyle Porter, both struggled in their first starts of the season. In Friday’s season opener,
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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 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 Breaking Out: Kyle Porter

A few months ago, the Cal baseball team’s pitching situation looked a lot more certain than it does now. In the past month, pitching coach Dan Hubbs has taken a job at alma mater USC and lefty Louie Lechich has transferred. That leaves the Bears very thin experience-wise in the
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How the Bears survived again: Notes on Cal-Texas A&M

OMAHA, Neb. — For a game unfurled quietly and quickly for the first four innings, Cal’s final 7-3 win to knock out Texas A&M Tuesday afternoon ended up becoming surprisingly lopsided. The Bears, as they were in the Houston Regional, were on the verge of elimination after losing their College
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