Barons face must-win game
The Berkeley/Albany Barons will play Alameda Merchants today for a spot in the Babe Ruth state tournament.
The game will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Encinal High School’s Willie Stargell Field in Alameda.
Berkeley/Albany had the best regular season record in the section, and manager Joe Pinguelo had assurances from the league office that his team was headed for the state tournament regardless of their sectional tournament results. But Wednesday’s forfeit loss to Fremont forced the Barons into today’s must-win game.
Cal adds Colorado State to 2003 football schedule
Cal has added a three-game series with Colorado State to its upcoming football schedules, beginning with the 2003 season, Athletic Director Steve Gladstone announced Thursday.
The Rams, who compete in the Mountain West Conference and have made six bowl appearances over the last eight years, will play twice in Memorial Stadium before the Bears make the trip to Ft. Collins. Next year, Cal will host CSU on Sept. 6, with the Southern Mississippi game, originally set for that date, moving to Aug. 30. The CSU series resumes in Berkeley on Sept. 8, 2007, with Cal going on the road Sept. 27, 2008.
As they are this season, the Bears will also play 12 regular-season games next year. After the home dates with Southern Mississippi and Colorado State, Cal visits Utah Sept. 13 and Illinois Sept. 20 before starting Pac-10 action vs. USC Sept. 27 in Memorial Stadium.
The Utah game completes a two-game contract with the Utes, who visited Berkeley in 2000, a 24-21 Cal victory.
Joyce to represent Canada at Commonwealth Games
Former Cal star Jennifer Joyce was named to the 42-member national team that will represent her native Canada at the XVIIth Commonwealth Games. The games will take place in Manchester, England, July 25 to August 4.
Joyce, who hails from Vancouver, B.C., was a two-time All-American in the hammer at Cal. She completed her eligibility as a Golden Bear last spring and holds Cal’s and the Canadian national record in the event. Last month, Joyce placed second in the hammer at the Canadian National Track and Field Championships with a heave of 205’03”.
During her time at Cal, Joyce was one of the premier athletes in the hammer event. This past season she won the hammer at the Pac-10 Championships with a throw of 204’01”, after placing second as a freshman and sophomore and third last year as a junior. She earned her second set of All-America honors after placing seventh in the hammer at the 2002 NCAA Championships in Baton Rouge, La.