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BERKELEY – The California baseball program, a 2011 College World Series participant, will be televised five times during the 2013 regular season with four games scheduled to be shown on the Pac-12 Networks and a game slated for ESPNU, head coach David Esquer and the Pac-12 Conference announced Wednesday (Dec. 12).
The Golden Bears’ schedule features 25 home games at Evans Diamond, including hosting a three-game series against Michigan, Feb. 15-17 in Berkeley to open the 2013 campaign. Cal’s non-conference schedule also includes a four-game series at UC Irvine, three games at the Houston College Classic (versus Baylor, North Carolina and Houston at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros) and a four-game home series versus Fresno State. Cal will also be hosting Pac-12 series versus USC, Oregon, Washington State, Arizona State and Stanford this spring at Evans Diamond. Continue reading
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HYANNIS, Mass. – Most Valuable Player Phil Ervin (Samford), Top Pitcher and Outstanding Pro Prospect Sean Manaea (Indiana St.) and Batting Champion Patrick Biondi (Michigan) top the list of players selected to the Cape Cod Baseball League Post-Season All-League Team. Continue reading
Here is your Cape Cod Baseball League Recap for June 14th.
Cotuit Kettleers 3 Hyannis Harbor Hawks 2
Michigan’s Patrick Biondi went 2-2 with a run scored and two runs driven in to lead Cotuit to a 3-2 win over Hyannis. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES — Cal scored a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning to complete a five-run comeback after the Golden Bears had fallen behind USC 4-0 Thursday evening at Dedeaux Field.
Cal’s 5-4 win came at the expense of Wyatt Strahan, who allowed his first two runs of the season. Mitch Delfino singled home Vince Bruno and Tony Renda doubled down the third base line to score Delfino.
USC starter Stephen Tarpley (pictured) had a no hitter through 4 2/3, but things unraveled in the sixth inning. A catcher’s interference, single and three walks scored Cal’s first two runs and ended Tarpley’s outing.
LOS ANGELES — “NO DOUBLES!!”
If you’re within earshot of a team’s dugout when it is holding a slim lead late in the game, you are almost guaranteed to hear a coach yell it out as a reminder to the fielders. Corner infielders hug the foul lines and outfielders take a few steps back to try to make sure nothing gets by or over them.
In the ninth inning, USC came out of the “no doubles” defense with the tying run on second base and it ended up costing them a 5-4 loss, according to head coach Frank Cruz.
If the Trojans (17-10, 3-6) end up missing the NCAA Tournament for the seventh straight year, they may look back at Thursday night’s 5-4 loss to Cal at Dedeuax Field as the one that got away.
Arizona @ Oregon State
-Arizona took 2/3 from Washington State
-Oregon State swept Cal making them the only Pac-12 team to sweep its conference opener Continue reading
As conference play kicked off over the weekend, the competition level proved just how ultra-competitive of a conference that the Pac-12 already is. Oregon State was the only Pac-12 team to come out of week one unscathed as they swept Cal in their conference opener. This makes them the only team in the conference undefeated in Pac-12 play aside from Stanford who has yet to play a conference game.
Overall Record: 58-25
Collegiate Baseball: Stanford (3), ASU (11), Oregon (15), Arizona (18), USC (21), Cal (25), Oregon State (26), UCLA (28)
NCBWA: Stanford (2), ASU (11), Arizona (14), Oregon (23), Oregon State (24), UCLA (25), Cal (28), USC (29),
Baseball America: Stanford (2), Arizona (7), ASU (11), UCLA (17), Oregon (18) Continue reading
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Cal left-hander Justin Jones said when he warmed up in the bullpen he felt the best he’s felt since he was sidelined during last year’s College World Series with strained bicep. That didn’t transfer to the game mound, however.
Jones never found a rhythm and lasted only three innings. The projected early round draft pick only gave up three hits, but he allowed four runs thanks to three walks, two hit batters and three wild pitches.
After scoring four off Jones, Long Beach State tacked on single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings and held on for a 7-4 win Friday night at Blair Field. Continue reading
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — In a polling of the Pac-12’s baseball coaches, STANFORD has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the conference title this season. The Cardinal received all 10 possible first-place votes and 100 points. Stanford finished the 2011 campaign with a 35-22 record after progressing to NCAA Super Regional play in the postseason. Stanford is ranked in the top five in the preseason polls, including a No. 2 ranking in Baseball America’s preseason top 25 poll. The Cardinal features preseason All-America selections Stephen Piscotty, Mark Appel and Kenny Diekroeger. Continue reading