Cal’s striking pitching leads to 9-1 opening-day win

On Friday afternoon, the Cal baseball team dominated Pacific in a 9-1 win to start off the 2012 season. On a beautiful opening day in Berkeley, lefthander Justin Jones threw five innings to earn the win and the Bears’ bats woke up late to pound out 11 hits and take
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Bitter ending won’t spoil a season for the ages

Since defeating Dallas Baptist to advance to the College World Series, the Cal baseball team has been joking that someone should make a movie out of their storybook season. If Hollywood ever does, they’ll probably write a different ending — one that doesn’t involve the Bears being sent home after
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Cal’s season ends with 8-1 loss to No. 1 Virginia

Cavaliers stick Bears with their first loss in six elimination games

The ball went off Kenny Swab’s bat and Cal center fielder Darrel Matthews, running forward to make the catch, lost it in the sun. As it bounced past him and rolled away, stopping 408 feet from where it started, so too went the Bears’ dream season. Virginia’s center fielder streaked
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How the Bears survived again: Notes on Cal-Texas A&M

OMAHA, Neb. — For a game unfurled quietly and quickly for the first four innings, Cal’s final 7-3 win to knock out Texas A&M Tuesday afternoon ended up becoming surprisingly lopsided. The Bears, as they were in the Houston Regional, were on the verge of elimination after losing their College
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One down: Bears drop College World Series opener

OMAHA, Neb. — Chad Bunting tumbled onto the right field warning track Sunday afternoon, a soon-to-be triple sailing over his shoulder, a cloud of dust billowing up as he hit the dirt. The ball had tipped off the Cal outfielder’s glove and Virginia, with one out in the eighth, plated
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Cal’s dream continues in Omaha

Bears take on top-seeded Virginia on Sunday

OMAHA — Tony Renda’s eyes flicked back and forth across the field as reporter after reporter asked him about the incredible journey the Cal baseball team has endured on the road to Omaha. He acknowledged their fight to save the program, their battle against elimination in Houston and every other
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