Stanford senior ace Mark Appel was selected No. 1 overall by the Houston Astros in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Thursday. Appel was… 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.
Stanford (32-22, 16-14 Pac-12) continued to fight in its late-season resurgence, taking the first two games of its final regular-season series against No. 11 UCLA… Continue Reading »
There is no way to sugarcoat Stanford baseball’s season, no way to describe it as anything other than a resounding disappointment for a roster overflowing with highly touted professional prospects. Neither the return of senior ace Mark Appel, who is on the cusp of setting the school’s strikeout record, nor the rehab of junior slugger Austin Wilson, another near-certain first-round pick, has made the Cardinal a contender in 2013, and with two weeks to play Stanford (26-20, 11-13 Pac-12) has been all but eliminated from consideration for a postseason berth.
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.
There is a talent gap in the Pac-12. And for the first time in a few years, Stanford is clearly on the wrong side of it.
The Oregon State Beavers came into Sunken Diamond and mercilessly demonstrated why they are the class of the conference, dominating the Cardinal en route to a three-game sweep to put Stanford’s postseason hopes in doubt.
Looking for a midweek win to keep its momentum rolling, Stanford baseball came up short 3-4 against San Francisco at Sunken Diamond last night. Next up the Cardinal faces a tough do-or-die home series against Oregon State
Going into last weekend’s series against No. 17 Arizona State, the Cardinal baseball squad needed a series victory to keep its hat in the postseason… Continue Reading »