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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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’ 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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Cal opens Pac-12 slate with Oregon State

Defense has been a glaring weakness for the Cal baseball team in the first 15 games of the season. The Bears have committed a staggering 25 errors, the most in the Pac-12. The good news: Oregon State — which rolls into Evans Diamond for a three-game series starting with a
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Cal’s Nebraska road trip ends on sour note

In its first game since being ranked No. 18 in the nation, the Cal baseball team gave up eight runs in the fifth inning on Monday, losing to Nebraska 9-5. Cal (11-4) hummed through the first four and a half innings of the last game of the four-game series in
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Bears nab win in messy home game

During last season’s run to the College World Series, the Cal baseball team practiced at Creighton’s home field in Omaha, Neb. On Tuesday, the Bears finally met their gracious hosts in a sloppy affair at Evans Diamond. Cal (9-2) came away with a 7-5 victory behind a stalwart bullpen and
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Bears find offensive spark in win over Lehigh

The Cal baseball team did not commit any errors on Saturday afternoon against Lehigh — a feat the Bears have achieved in only one other game this season. But the defense, while impressive, was not the story at Evans Diamond in Cal’s 9-3 win over the Mountain Hawks. The Bears’
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Jones’ wild streak costs Bears in first loss

Fielding had been one of the question marks for the Cal baseball team going into this weekend, and the Bears committed three more errors on Friday night against Long Beach State. Surprisingly, what really cost Cal (3-1) was its pitching as coach David Esquer’s club suffered its first loss of
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Cal hopes to get defensive in Long Beach

Last weekend, the Cal baseball proved it can pitch, hit and run the bases pretty well. Now, the question is, can the Bears field? If you could find any black mark on Cal’s season so far — no mean feat, considering the team’s 3-0 record, .330 batting average, 2.00 team
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