It was all smiles for Stanford’s baseball team on Sunday afternoon, as freshman Cal Quantrill’s dominant 126-pitch shutout — the Cardinal’s first since Mark Appel ‘13 went the distance on Mar. 28, 2013 — capped off the team’s first series win of the season.
Looking for its first series win of the season, the Stanford baseball team (5-7) hosts the upstart Kansas Jayhawks (11-1) for a three-game set this weekend at Sunken Diamond. Stanford has dropped each of its three series this season in a brutal early-season non-conference schedule that has seen it face No. 19 Rice, No. 18 Texas and No. 4 Vanderbilt.
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Continuing its tough nonconference slate, Stanford baseball traveled to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend in hopes of making a statement against a consensus top-10 team. However, the Cardinal bats fell silent against Vanderbilt’s dominant pitching staff, which allowed just four combined runs in the series, as Stanford (4-7) was swept—falling 4-1 on Friday, 5-1 on Saturday and 4-2 on Sunday.
Beginning on Friday, the Cardinal swings down south to Nashville, Tenn. to take on the No. 4 Vanderbilt Commodores (8-2) in a three-game series. The task ahead for a young Stanford team still finding its footing certainly seems daunting, but the Cardinal remains excited about the opportunity to prove itself on a national stage.