Baseball: Bears set Fan Fest on Saturday, 11 a.m.

Cal baseball, coming off a season that featured remarkable lows (announced axing of the program) and highs (a College World Series appearance), will hold a free Fan Fest on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

The event will be held weather-permitting, but the forecast at this point is favorable for Saturday.

The Bears will hold a scrimmage at 1 p.m. The morning session includes the opportunity to meet the players, get autographs and take photos.


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


Baseball: Bears whip Dallas Baptist, advance to College World Series for first time since 1992

Cal’s baseball team beat Dallas Baptist 6-2 tonight to complete an NCAA Super Regional sweep and advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. The tournament begins Saturday. Pairings have not yet been announced.

The team that was axed by Cal’s administration last fall, then earned reinstatement thanks to private fundraising, will try to win a national championship to match those the Bears claimed in 1947 and 1957. Cal is playing in the CWS for the first time in 19 seasons.

Cal (37-21) got six innings of three-hit pitching from Erik Johnson and three innings of one-hit closing work from three relievers. Catcher Chadd Krist had three RBIs, including a two-run homer.

Pretty good week for the Golden Bears:

  — Michael Morrison makes Cal the first school with four different NCAA track and field decathlon titles.  

  — Ex-Bear Jason Kidd wins his first NBA title with the Dalllas Mavs.

  — The baseball team qualifies for the CWS.

I’m taking some vacation. Will check in when I get back.