The top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers proved too much for the Cal Bears who lost 8-1, ending their bid in the College World Series tournament. Losses are never fun, and this one in particular wasn’t pretty with Cal hitting batters, making errors, and failing to score on Virginia until the eighth inning. The Daily Californian called it “a bitter way to be sent home.” Perhaps, but I have a feeling as time passes, the bitter ending won’t be what people remember about this season.

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Amanda Stupi

Amanda Stupi is an interactive producer for KQED News. She grew up in Northern California, where her mother would woo her inside on warm summer nights with promises of The Monkees and CHIPS. Stupi is fascinated with the intersection between popular culture and the fine arts. Her idea of artistic perfection includes The Beastie Boys' Check Your Head, Joni Mitchell's Blue, Bull Durham, several episodes of Cheers, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and most of Wallace Stevens' poetry. Stupi's life goals include watching every episode of Law and Order, finishing a screenplay and thanking her mom in an Oscar acceptance speech.

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