Just when it looked like the Stanford baseball team was rolling again, the squad hit another rut.
It’s been almost a month since the No. 6 Stanford baseball team hosted a weekend series, but with No. 16 Oregon coming to town for a three-game set at Sunken Diamond, the squad is playing some of its best baseball at just the right time, riding a three-game win streak into tonight’s opener. Having played just two of its last nine contests on the Farm, the Cardinal (21-7, 4-5 Pac-12) will finally have a chance to improve on its 14-2 home record with seven straight matchups at Sunken Diamond against Oregon (21-9, 8-4), San Jose State and No. 21 Arizona State.
The No. 4 Rice baseball team has yet to play a single game outside the state of Texas, but the Owls will be in for their toughest test of the season this weekend. In their first excursion from the Lone Star State, they will meet the No. 2 Cardinal at Sunken Diamond for a three-game series.
The No. 1 Stanford baseball team dropped its first decision of the season in last Friday’s series opener against Fresno State, but bounced back with two decisive wins to grab its third straight series win.
A week and a half ago, with the home opener looming and a set of top teams ready to face the Cardinal at Sunken Diamond, Stanford baseball head coach Mark Marquess had a pretty clear mantra when it came to his team’s tough schedule.