Several Stanford baseball players are expected to be selected in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft, which runs from Thursday through Saturday.
Brett Michael Doran
All three games were nail-biters, but great pitching and timely hitting led No. 11 Stanford to a three-game sweep of visiting Fresno State at Sunken… Continue Reading »
Stanford’s freshman pitchers impressed, but the bats never awoke as No. 7 Stanford fell in its season-opening series to No. 17 Rice, two games to one in Houston.
With recent injuries to several regular starters, a trio of new faces has led the offensive resurgence that has propelled Stanford back into contention: sophomores Danny Diekroeger and Brett Michael Doran and freshman Alex Blandino, proud members of a brotherhood known as the “Steal Squad.”
Things seem to be clicking for the No. 9 Stanford baseball team at just the right time, with a key Pac-12 series against No. 11 UCLA (27-10, 11-7) in Westwood, Calif. kicking off tonight. Going a perfect 4-0 and scoring at least eight runs in all four of its games this week, Stanford’s bats finally seem to be coming together again with five weekends of conference play remaining. But it hasn’t been preseason All-American juniors Kenny Diekroeger and Stephen Piscotty leading the charge; instead, the Cardinal (26-10, 8-7 Pac-12) has been getting much of its production from players who have been making some of their first starts of the season due to injuries to centerfielder Jake Stewart and shortstop Lonnie Kauppila.
After dropping its first midweek decision of the year against San Jose State a week ago, the No. 9 Stanford baseball team bounced back at Sunken Diamond last night, piling on 10 runs against BYU and surviving a seven-spot from the Cougars in the top of the eighth to win 10-9.