The wait may have been a little longer than desired, but the milestone victory was just as sweet nonetheless. Stanford baseball head coach Mark Marquess… Continue Reading »
Several Stanford baseball players are expected to be selected in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft, which runs from Thursday through Saturday.
On Tuesday evening, the Cardinal (26-21, 11-13 Pac-12) hit rock bottom as it fell to Santa Clara (13-37, 0-21 WCC) by a score of 3-0 as Stanford extended its losing streak to six games, spanning arguably the most important stretch of its season. Stanford’s bats fell completely lifeless as Broncos senior righty Tommy Nance tossed a complete-game masterpiece and kept the Cardinal hitters from making solid contact all evening.
So even though this year’s showdown between the No. 21 Wildcats (24-12, 8-7 Pac-12) and No. 17 Cardinal (20-11, 7-5 Pac-12) isn’t being billed as a showdown of West Coast heavyweights, it still could shake up the Pac-12 standing—and has the chance to, once again, throw the loser’s season off course.
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.
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 »
“Quarterback U” is once again making headlines as “Coming-back U.” When Mark Appel pulled an Andrew Luck on Friday, announcing that he was returning for his senior season and turning down $3.8 million from the Pittsburgh Pirates, he bought the Cardinal at least a few games it just couldn’t have won with another pitcher on the mound.