Baseball: Update

Here’s our story recounting Cal’s win yesterday in the College World Series.

Some notes, focusing on David Esquer’s award for National Coach of the Year.

Freshman second baseman Derek Campbell will be get loose for tomorrow’s game against Virginia by hosting a live chat at 8:30 a.m. PT

A quick note: If you plan on listening to tomorrow’s game on the radio, it has been moved from 960-AM to 1550-AM. It still is on ESPN2 and the campus radio station, 90.7-FM

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • rollonubears

    Esquer’s contract is up, but athletic director Sandy Barbour confidently said: “We’ll do an extension. We both said we would talk about it until the end of the season, and we’re thrilled the season has kept going.”

    Asked if that’s the case, Esquer replied: “I can only take her at her word.”

    Great quote, coach. I wouldn’t be surprised if he bolts, and wouldn’t blame him, either. The guy got totally jimmy-jacked around by the athletic department, and the administration as a whole. Guy has handled this with more class that you could ever expect. A true professional.

  • Bears

    If Sandy is smart she full fills her word and signs coach Esquer up and gives him a nice thank you for steadying the program to reinstatement and leading the team to a great season that’s not done yet. Knock out #1 tonight California, Go Bears!

  • discdude

    I’m ambivalent about it, a separation might be necessary if there’s going to be bad blood. Up until the 2010 post-season, many alums (including baseball players who post on another site) wanted Esquer to go, he’d had 8 years to show something. Baseball takes time, but 8 years was a very long leash. Now he’s shown in the last 2 that maybe he’s figured out what he needs to do, but if he’s bitter about what happened, that is not going to be a good situation. Hopefully, he can get past it and Cal can begin a tradition of winning. Otoh, now that he’s proven he can win, what happens when Marquess leaves Stanfurd? Under what circumstances does he not just bolt to the Farm?