After a crushing six-game losing streak, with five of them coming at Sunken Diamond, Stanford found life again on the road. The Cardinal outhit the Golden Bears to sweep Cal in Berkeley, mounting a late-season charge in the hopes of a postseason berth.
On Friday night, senior starting pitcher Mark Appel tied the Stanford career strikeouts record en route to a 9-8 victory in his final start against the Cardinal’s cross-Bay rival.
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.
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
The Cardinal lept out to a big lead early on against the Spartans last night, and never looked back as it routed San Jose State 17-2 at Sunken Diamond.
Stanford baseball routed Pacific 9-2 yesterday, led by sophomore third baseman Alex Blandino’s three-run home run in the top of the eighth.
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.