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.
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.
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.
A nine-game winning streak is great, sure. But as No. 10 Stanford prepares to host unranked UNLV (10-3) at Sunken Diamond this weekend, the Cardinal… Continue Reading »