Cal welcomes Utah, looks to gain ground in Pac-12 race

David Esquer has repeatedly stated that there are not any “cupcakes” in a very competitive Pac-12 conference. While the head coach refused to acknowledge it, the Cal baseball team will welcome the closest thing to a “cupcake” to Evans Diamond this weekend when it squares off against Utah, the league’s
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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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Bears earn first Pac-12 series win

The Cal baseball team didn’t need a win on Sunday to claim its first Pac-12 series victory of the season. Hosting Washington at Evans Diamond, the Bears took the first two games with a timely two-run single by designated hitter Vince Bruno on Friday and a complete-game gem from pitcher
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Battered Bears suffer worst home loss since 2002

In the top of the fifth, Cal reliever Stephen Pistoresi took not one but two batted balls off his body. The first, a grounder, struck him just above his left knee. The second, a screaming line drive, smacked him square in the backside — a tangible manifestation of the bruising
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Bears drop closest of series on two Trojan walk-offs

Cal and USC entered their Easter weekend series nearly identical on paper; USC’s 17-9 records barely edged the Bears’ 16-10 mark. The two teams played this distinction out to a T on Dedeaux Field in Los Angeles this past weekend. The slimmest of margins — one run — separated the
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Bullpen woes cost Cal game at Arizona State

Going into this season, the bullpen was the Cal baseball team’s biggest question mark. The Bears’ shockingly abysmal defense, which leads the league in errors, deflected attention away from Cal’s relievers during the squad’s recent struggles, but that preseason question reared its ugly head on Sunday. The thin bullpen fell
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