Shades of the actual World Series: A Bay Area team knocking out a Texas squad.

In a do-or-die game (a Bear necessity, if you will) Cal beat Texas A&M 7-3, sending the Aggies home and assuring that another page or two will be written into a storybook season in which the team was nearly red-pencilled out of existence for budgetary reasons. Read an account of today’s game at the Chronicle.

Cal will now play the loser of the Virginia vs. South Carolina match-up on Thursday at 4 p.m. (You can watch Virginia- South Carolina on ESPN at 4 p.m. today.)

Update 9:52 a.m. The National College Baseball Writers Association has named Cal coach David Esquer the National Coach of the Year.

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