With the two star juniors, slugging right fielder Austin Wilson and solid right-handed starter A.J. Vanegas, back in the mix, Stanford baseball looks to regain some national respectability in the Pac-12 Conference.
For the first half of the game, it looked as if the Cardinal was in for an easy victory against a scuffling Spartan team. The recently ignited offense pounded Spartan starter James Glawe for five runs on four hits in the second inning, greatly aided by a throwing error committed by first baseman Matt Carroll.
After over a month of inconsistency, the Stanford offense finally showed what it is capable of at its best over the weekend against USC. Now,… Continue Reading »
The Cardinal bats finally awoke, erupting for 20 runs on 40 hits over the weekend at USC as Stanford again took two out of three games from a Pac-12 opponent on the road but fell just short of a sweep for the second weekend in a row.
Senior starting pitcher Mark Appel was masterful once again as the Cardinal rode its ace for one win and its bats for another, falling just… Continue Reading »
After a close win on Friday night, the No. 19 Cardinal dropped the final two games of its home series against the Utes, a team that went just 6-23 in conference play last season and was picked to finish last in the conference in 2013. Instead, Stanford (11-7, 1-2 Pac-12) stumbled into spring quarter for the second consecutive season, bringing back nightmarish memories of a slump last March and April that crushed the team’s hopes of hosting a Super Regional.