After a small stumble at Rice to begin the season, the Cardinal baseball team seems to have hit its stride. No. 14 Stanford (5-2) will look to extend its current four-game winning streak as it travels to Saint Mary’s University (4-3) for a non-conference game on Tuesday afternoon.
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 »
Returns have been mixed for the No. 15 Stanford baseball team this season. The unexpected dominance of the Cardinal’s young pitching staff, which has allowed a mere seven earned runs in four games, has more or less counteracted the slumbering bats in its seasoned lineup, which have managed just six extra-base hits.
The top-ranked Stanford baseball team opens a series at Fresno State tonight in what will be a weekend of firsts for the 8-0 Cardinal. This is the squad’s first three-game set on the road after losing five of its eight away series a year ago. This is the first time this year that Stanford has stability in its pitching rotation following the emergence of freshman Sunday starter John Hochstatter. And it’s also the first time the Cardinal can call itself the No. 1 team in the country in eight years, ending Stanford’s longest sojourn from the top of the national rankings since longtime head coach Mark Marquess’ first days at the helm of the program in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.