Poor pitching dooms Cal baseball in series loss at UC Irvine

Last weekend, pitcher Michael Theofanopoulos was a beacon of consistency in an otherwise scattered and wild performance from the rest of the starting rotation. Against UC Irvine on Sunday afternoon, the word “consistency” and Theofanopoulos didn’t belong in the same Zip code. After the Bears’ offense went down quietly in
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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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Cal baseball opens season at home against Michigan

Evans Diamond is getting a facelift this season. The Cal baseball team is hoping for a similar rebirth this year after a disappointing season last spring. The inexperienced and young Bears have a lot to change after last season, and it all begins with a three-game home series against Michigan
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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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Five-run third inning dooms Bears against Cougars

The Cal baseball team entered the bottom of the third inning on Friday with a tenuous 3-2 lead over Washington State. That would be the high point of the evening for the Bears. Two doubles, two singles, two wild pitches, a hit batter and five runs later, Cal’s one-run lead
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Bullpen set for rematch with Santa Clara

When the Cal baseball team met Santa Clara last Wednesday, the Bears gave the game away in an error-riddled affair, falling 8-5 at Stephen Schott Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Since that crushing defeat extended Cal’s losing streak to four games, coach David Esquer’s club has turned things around. The
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Cal looks for first Pac-12 series win

After four consecutive losses — each heart-wrenching in its own way — the Cal baseball team finds itself in the cellar of the Pac-12, a 2-7 conference record to its name. If the Bears are to get back on track against Washington (17-13, 4-5 in the Pac-12) this weekend at
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