Cal’s season ends with loss at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. — Friday night’s 18-inning marathon at Sunken Diamond was emblematic of last year’s Cal baseball team. A combination of gritty at-bats, a lively clubhouse and a never-say-die attitude helped the Bears outlast No. 14 Stanford, 5-4, in the nearly six-hour contest. Cal (29-25, 12-18 in the Pac-12) followed
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Cal overcomes Stanford in 18-inning affair

By the time the 17th inning rolled around at Sunken Diamond on Friday, the two best hitters in the game — Tony Renda of the Cal baseball team and Stanford’s Stephen Piscotty — were a combined 0-for-14. Renda picked the perfect time to get his first knock in Stanford, Calif.
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More than a game

Matt Flemer spent his senior year as a starting pitcher for the Bears. But baseball is more than a game of numbers to him.

Underneath the bill of Matt Flemer’s blue baseball cap, three initials are stenciled in bold capital letters: TDM. Those initials belong to the late Tyler De Martini, an El Cerrito High School student who was killed in a skateboarding accident earlier this year. De Martini was the Little League teammate
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Cal continues late-season slide in loss to UCLA

Last Saturday against Arizona, starting pitcher Matt Flemer gave up three runs in the first inning, and the Cal baseball team lost, 4-1. On Friday afternoon, the right-handed senior made it through the first inning against No. 11 UCLA in his final start at Evans Diamond. Unfortunately for the Bears
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Flemer to start critical series against UCLA

It’s desperation time for the Cal baseball team. The Bears have six games remaining in the season, and need to get four wins to hit the 30-mark, which they think should give them a strong case to make the postseason. To get those wins, Cal (26-22, 9-15 in the Pac-12) will
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Bears’ comeback falls short as Wildcats take series

Saturday’s game started with a firework and ended with a dud that fizzled out despite great anticipation. On just the fourth pitch of the game, Arizona’s Joey Rickard blasted a ball just over the left field wall to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. The Cal baseball team was down
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Bears hope to translate newfound energy into series win

Coming off a 10-4 loss at Washington State last Friday, the Cal baseball team found itself in dire straights. Four straight losses had sent the Bears to the bottom of the Pac-12. Cal’s hopes of a postseason run — let alone another appearance in the College World Series — grew
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