On to Omaha! Cal advances to College World Series

Bears top Dallas Baptist, 6-2, on Sunday to clinch CWS berth

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Here are the dry logistics: On Sunday night, the Cal baseball team beat Dallas Baptist, 6-2, to advance to the College World Series. The game took two hours and 41 minutes. Erik Johnson was the winning pitcher for the Bears and catcher Chadd Krist hit a
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Cal baseball: We were all witnesses

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — An eternity ago, Cal second baseman Tony Renda stood stone-faced, steps away from the auburn dirt of Evans Diamond. His team, 118 years of history be damned, would disappear in a few months, a victim of plummeting state budgets. Reporters and cameramen ringed around him, waiting.
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Patriot games: Cal blanks Dallas Baptist in Super Regional opener

Jones dominant, Bears' bats shine in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Midway through what was supposed to be its final season, the Cal baseball team’s bats fell flat and its arms looked drained. A program with no future, its present started flickering away as well. “We’re going to rebound like no Cal team has before,” starting pitcher
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The 10th Hour, or How Cal Baseball Saved its Season

“We’ve been fighting ourselves a little bit toward the end of the season. Somewhere around the 10th hour out here, we found our team.” Coach David Esquer said this on Sunday night, after his team had scratched out two wins to preserve their season in what was a long, long
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Cardiac Cal: Bears complete stunning rally against Baylor, advance to Super Regionals

Cal overcomes early 7-1 deficit, scores four in the bottom of the ninth to win

Some ancient philosopher, probably misattributed and misquoted through the centuries, once said that the rough road leads to the height of greatness. Maybe this isn’t the height; maybe there are greater things left to achieve for a team that, not long ago, had no future. But this must be close.
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Bears survive in 10-6 win to top Alcorn State

Cal erupts for six runs in third to overcome 4-0 deficit

One day after spotting Baylor a 6-0 lead in three frames, the Cal baseball team generously handed Alcorn State four second-inning runs Saturday afternoon. Luckily for the Bears, the Braves more than returned the favor, handing coach David Esquer his second postseason win at Cal and first since 2001. “We
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Cal sputters into postseason, takes on Baylor to open NCAA tournament

Houston regional features a familiar foe in Rice

The Cal baseball team slumped its way to the end of the year, finishing its regular season by being swept at home by Stanford. Offensive troubles, pitching stumbles and defensive missteps plagued the Bears in turn — and sometimes simultaneously — as they fell to sixth in the year-end conference
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Cal must reinstate fire in postseason play

A friend of mine said a while back that the worst thing that ever happened to the Cal baseball team was getting reinstated. Calm down — it’s a joke. A program as storied as the Bears’ is a cornerstone of the athletic department, and its revival in early April was
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Bears washed away in Big Series loss

Cal ends regular season by losing five of last six conference games

Save Cal Baseball banners were still around to help close out Evans Diamond’s final showing this spring, the annual Big Series against Stanford. Some fliers were stacked at the front desk, and T-shirts still popped up in the season-high crowd of 1,358 — even if the Bears’ reinstatement was already
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