Cal gets first Pac-12 win in thrilling fashion

Shoddy defense has cost the Cal baseball team dearly this season. On Saturday, it was the defense that secured the Bears’ first conference victory in a 3-2 over No. 14 Arizona State. With the bases loaded and two outs, Joey DeMichele blasted a line drive to center field. As it
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Bears’ bats fall silent in doubleheader

The Cal baseball team’s bats were hurled on the ground of the dugout in the fifth inning. “Do something!” a frustrated Bear implored, yelling loud enough for most of Evans Diamond to hear. The challenge worked — Cal got a run in the bottom of the fifth on a single
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Bears and Huskers tied in series thus far

After Saturday’s game, the Cal baseball team has surely learned something about Nebraska: The Huskers go off late in games. On Friday, Nebraska rallied from a 7-0 deficit gradually but pushed the game into extra innings with four runs over the eighth and ninth inning. In Saturday’s game at Hawks
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Bears venture to Nebraska for first time since World Series

The last time the Cal baseball team ventured to Nebraska, it became a local favorite overnight. The Bears were riding the wave of momentum that carried them into the College World Series. Their story of battling back from elimination and seemingly insurmountable late-game deficits endeared them to the Omaha natives,
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Bears destroy Mountain Hawks in twin bill

The camera don’t lie: Lehigh had a very, very bad day. Cal (8-2) smoked the Mountain Hawks (2-5) on both ends of Sunday’s doubleheader, shutting out Lehigh 10-0 in the first game and obliterating them 18-3 in the second. In both games, the Bears devoured the Mountain Hawks’ starters, who
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Cal pitchers dominate in low-scoring affair

The Cal baseball team got back to its winning ways Saturday night at Blair Field, beating Long Beach State 2-1 in extra innings. In the top of the tenth, designated hitter Vince Bruno (2-for-5, one run scored on the day) led off with a triple. Center fielder Chad Bunting then
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Flemer goes eight in Cal victory over Tigers

Earlier this week, coach David Esquer said he would be keeping an eye on his hurler’s pitch count during the season’s opening weekend. The emphasis was on heralded left-hander Justin Jones, who came back from injury to start in the Cal baseball team’s 9-1 victory over Pacific on Friday. Esquer
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Flemer comes from bullpen to start for Bears

On Saturday, righty Matt Flemer is slated to take the hill at Pacific Klein Family Field in Stockton, Calif., for Cal’s second tilt against Pacific. Unlike most of last season, he won’t be entering late in the game hoping to earn a save. Flemer returns to the starting rotation in
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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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