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.
The Cardinal baseball team has maintained its win streak in all sorts of ways, from masterful pitching performances to walk-off nail-biters. Last night, Stanford battled not only the Santa Clara Broncos but also the elements. It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the Card (10-2) upped its win streak to nine games as it squeezed by Santa Clara, 6-4 in the midst of a windstorm.
Mark Appel’s career-high 14 strikeouts overwhelmed No. 23 Texas, as the Cardinal won 2-0 at Sunken Diamond on Friday.
The Stanford baseball offense continued to build on its recent success and the pitching staff hurled another stellar performance as the No. 14 Cardinal (6-2) extended its winning streak to five games with a convincing defeat of Saint Mary’s by a score of 7-2.