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2011 California Golden Bears baseball team

The 2011 California Golden Bears baseball team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 2011 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team played their home games in Evans Diamond. They entered the 2011 season after making the postseason two of the last three years and with a 31–20 record, the Golden Bears won an at-large berth (therefore making the postseason three of the past four years) for the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, and were seeded #3 in the Houston. The Golden Bears lost the first game of the double-elimination format to the Baylor Bears, 6–4. California then went on to win their next four games in a row eliminating Alcorn State, #1 seed Rice, and Baylor. With their victory on June 6, the Bears advanced to a Super Regional for the first time since the 64 team format was introduced. California hosted its Super Regional games on June 11 and 12 sweeping Dallas Baptist to advance to the College World Series for the first time since 1992. Although the Bears hosted, the series was not be at Evans Diamond in Berkeley, but at Stephen Schott Stadium in Santa Clara because Cal's stadium was not suitable for large television crews and did not have lights.

2011 California Golden Bears baseball
Cal logo written in blue and gold script
Houston Regional Champions
College World Series, 1–2
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
2011 record38–23 (13–13 Pac-10)
Head coachDavid Esquer (12th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Tony Arnerich (2nd season)
  • Dan Hubbs (12th season)
  • Brad Sanfilippo (2nd season)
Home stadiumEvans Diamond
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Pacific-10 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#18 UCLA  ‍‍‍y 18 9   .667     35 24   .593
#11 Arizona State  ‍‍‍y 17 10   .630     42 16   .724
#16 Oregon State  ‍‍‍y 17 10   .630     41 17   .707
Arizona  ‍‍‍y 15 12   .556     39 21   .650
#21 Stanford  ‍‍‍y 14 12   .538     35 20   .636
California  ‍‍‍y 13 13   .500     35 21   .625
USC  ‍‍‍ 13 14   .481     25 31   .446
Oregon  ‍‍‍ 11 16   .407     33 26   .559
Washington State  ‍‍‍ 10 17   .370     26 28   .481
Washington  ‍‍‍ 6 21   .222     17 37   .315
† – Conference champion
‡ – Pac-10 Conference champion
y – Invited to the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of June 8, 2011[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll[2]

Previous seasonEdit

California finished the 2010 regular season as the #6 team in the Pacific-10 Conference, and was eliminated in two games in the Norman Regional of the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

EliminationEdit

Because of the severe budget crisis that was/is facing the entire state of California and the University of California system specifically, on September 28, 2010, University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced that five intercollegiate sports programs would be eliminated at Cal and the baseball program was among one of the five.[3] The decision to cut the sports (other sports were the Men's Gymnastics, Women's Gymnastics, and Women's Lacrosse team along with the demotion of the then 25-time national champion Rugby program) sparked outrage amongst the Berkeley community and alumni and fundraising efforts almost immediately began to save the programs.[4] Due to successful fundraising efforts thanks in part to the baseball program's supporters, three of the five were reinstated on February 11, 2011, however, baseball and men's gymnastics were still slated to end at the end of the 2010–11 academic year.[5] After raising nearly 10 million dollars by the month of April, the chancellor announced the immediate reinstatement of the California Golden Bears baseball team on April 8.[6] The Men's Gymnastics program was reinstated on May 2.[7]

ScheduleEdit

The season for California began on Sunday, February 20 with a home game against Utah, opening day was delayed twice due to rain in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their longest homestand was from March 16–17 (7 home games—originally 8), and their longest road trip was from May 3–24 (9 road games). Their final game of the regular season was on Saturday, May 29 at home against arch-rival Stanford. In 2011, the California Golden Bears baseball team won an at-large berth to the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and advanced to the Super Regionals. California then swept Dallas Baptist in Santa Clara to clinch a berth to the College World Series for the first time since 1992.

2011 California Golden Bears Baseball Game Log
Legend
California Win California Loss
*All Rankings are from Baseball America

RosterEdit

2011 California Golden Bears baseball team
Players Coaches
# Pos. Name Bats/Throws Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
48 RHP Dixon Anderson R/R 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Jr Piedmont HS Piedmont, CA
43 RHP Joey Donofrio R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Jr Los Gatos HS Los Gatos, CA
18 LHP Matt Evanoff L/L 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Ponderosa HS Rescue, CA
49 RHP Matt Flemer R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Jr St. Mary's HS El Cerrito, CA
26 RHP Trevor Hildenberger R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) So Archbishop Mitty HS San Jose, CA
35 RHP Erik Johnson R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Los Altos HS Los Altos, CA
23 LHP Justin Jones L/L 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 188 lb (85 kg) So Oakdale HS Oakdale, CA
25 LHP Louie Lechich L/L 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Fr St. Mary's HS Stockton, CA
29 RHP Michael Lowden R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Yuba City HS Yuba City, CA
41 RHP Kevin Miller R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Sr Valley Christian HS San Jose, CA
21 RHP Stephen Pistoresi R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Sr San Joaquin Memorial HS Fresno, CA
16 LHP Kyle Porter L/L 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Fr Oakridge HS El Dorado Hills, CA
36 RHP Ryan Sandler R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Canyon Crest Academy Solana Beach, CA
20 RHP Logan Scott R/R 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Jr Serra HS San Mateo, CA
24 RHP Seth Spivack S/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Fr Taft HS Calabasas, CA
10 LHP Michael Theofanopoulos L/L 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Fr Foothill HS Pleasanton, CA
32 RHP Eric Walbridge R/R 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Fr Notre Dame HS Los Angeles, CA
9 C Alex Egber R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Montgomery Blair HS Potomac, MD
6 C Andrew Knapp S/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Fr Granite Bay HS Granite Bay, CA
27 C Chadd Krist R/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Jr Petaluma HS Petaluma, CA
38 C Alexander Neuhaus R/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Fr Berkeley HS Berkeley, CA
1 INF Austin Booker L/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Robinson HS Fairfax, VA
5 INF Derek Campbell R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Fr Mater Dei HS Irvine, CA
44 INF Mitch Delfino R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 209 lb (95 kg) So Cloverdale HS Cloverdale, CA
14 INF Tony Renda R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 209 lb (95 kg) So Serra HS Hillsborough, CA
33 INF Devon Rodriguez L/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 209 lb (95 kg) So William S. Hart HS Newhall, CA
15 INF Marcus Semien R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Jr St. Mary's HS El Cerrito, CA
30 INF Paul Toboni R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Jr St. Ignatius HS San Francisco, CA
51 INF Jacob Wark L/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Jesuit HS Portland, OR
22 OF Vince Bruno L/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Los Medanos College Concord, CA
45 OF Chad Bunting R/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Jr Ukiah HS Ukiah, CA
31 OF David Buscovich L/L 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Jr Diablo Valley College San Leandro, CA
2 OF Darrel Matthews L/R 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 158 lb (72 kg) So Clayton Valley HS Concord, CA
34 OF Maris Moore R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Jr California HS San Ramon, CA
19 OF Danny Oh L/L 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Jr Henry M> Jackson HS Mill Creek, WA
11 OF Dwight Tanaka R/R 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Sr Campolindo HS El Sobrante, CA
Head coach

David Esquer

Assistant coach(es)

Tony Arnerich
Dan Hubbs
Brad Sanfilippo


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Current redshirt

Roster
Last update: June 7, 2011

Golden Bears in the 2011 MLB DraftEdit

The following members of the California baseball program were drafted in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.[8]

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Erik Johnson RHP 2nd 80th Chicago White Sox
Marcus Semien SS 6th 201st Chicago White Sox
Dixon Anderson RHP 9th 277th Washington Nationals
Chadd Krist C 13th 411th Chicago White Sox
Kevin Miller RHP 18th 550th Houston Astros
Matt Flemer RHP 19th 576th Kansas City Royals
Austin Booker 2B 33rd 1006th Oakland Athletics

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baseball standings". Pac-10. Retrieved June 8, 2011.
  2. ^ "USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 coaches' baseball poll". USA Today. Retrieved June 1, 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2011-06-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://savecalbaseball.com
  5. ^ http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/02/11/athletics-continuation-chancellor-statement/
  6. ^ http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/04/08/baseball-to-continue-at-cal/
  7. ^ http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/05/02/gymnastics-to-continue-at-cal/
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2011-06-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)