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.

Cal Beats Texas A&M to Stay Alive in College World Series 21 June,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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