The Pac-10 saw six teams head to regionals in the 2011 season, with Cal advancing to the College World Series. This year, those same six teams (UCLA, Cal, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State and Stanford) have all of the tools to stay towards the front of the pack in the race for the inaugural Pac-12 championship. However, in a conference as strong as the Pac-12, every team has the talent to compete and ultimately vie for the title of conference champions. With strong recruiting classes across the board, the addition of Utah to the conference and some of the top players in the country returning, the Pac-12 will host elite competition week after week, re-establishing itself as a premier conference in college baseball.
The Stanford Cardinal hosted the Northern California College Baseball Media Day yesterday which featured coaches from all six northern California schools including the host Cardinal, Cal, St. Mary’s, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Jose State. You can check out the full video interviews below. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 90 with Cal junior LHP Justin Jones. The 6’2 188 pound lefty out of Oakdale, California had an outstanding high school career at Oakdale High School. As a senior, he went 10-1 with 118 strikeouts and a 0.42 ERA. He was even better as a junior going a perfect 12-0 with 124 strikeouts and a 0.40 ERA. The Chicago White Sox selected him in the seventh round but he decided to head to Berkley to become a member of the Cal squad. Continue reading
BERKELEY – Mike Neu, head baseball coach at Diablo Valley College and former standout at Miami and a Major Leaguer with the Oakland A’s, has been hired as the pitching coach for the University of California it was announced by Cal head coach David Esquer.
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BERKELEY – California head baseball coach David Esquer, who led the Golden Bears to their first appearance at the NCAA College World Series since 1992 this spring, has agreed to a new five-year contract to remain with the school. Continue reading
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LOS ANGELES–Former USC All-American pitcher Dan Hubbs, who was the pitching coach at California the past 12 years, has been named the Trojans’ pitching coach and associate head coach, USC head coach Frank Cruz announced today (July 11).
“We are delighted to welcome Dan Hubbs back to the USC baseball program,” said Cruz. “He did an outstanding job developing his pitching staffs at California and we know he’ll do the same thing for us at USC. Continue reading
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OMAHA, Neb. – The Virginia Cavaliers used a strong start from Tyler Wilson and plenty of offense en route to an 8-1 victory over the California Bears in an elimination contest at the 2011 Men’s College World Series Thursday night at TD Ameritrade Park.
Virginia (56-11) also defeated Cal (38-23) in the opening round on Sunday, the first-ever meeting between the two schools, and by advancing have recorded their best MCWS showing in program history. In 11 total appearances, this is the first time the Cavaliers have been included in the final four teams vying for a championship spot. Continue reading
We come to you today from TD Ameritrade Park as the Cal Bears take on the Texas A&M Aggies in Game 7 of the 2011 College World Series. We’re reposting your tweets and pictures from the game as the day goes along. If you want to be included, tweet to us @CB_Daily. Continue reading
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COLORADO SPRINGS – After his team was scheduled to be discontinued after the 2011 season, California head coach David Esquer led the Golden Bears to the program’s first appearance at the NCAA College World Series since 1992, while earning him the National Coach of the Year Award presented by the National College Baseball Writers Association. Continue reading
We come from you today from TD Ameritrade Park as the Cal Bears take on the Virginia Cavaliers in Game 3 of the College World Series. We’re reposting your tweets and pictures from the game as the day goes along. If you want to be included, tweet to us @CB_Daily. Continue reading