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.
Well, I guess it’s about time we all admit that football season really is over. It was another incredible year, both in the NFL and in college. But as sad as it makes me, we’re now over a week into our post-football lives and over a month into the post-Stanford football doldrums.
Coach Mark Marquess’ team is turning heads with a collection of major-league talent that hasn’t been seen at the Sunken Diamond in several years.
The junior trio of pitcher Mark Appel, third baseman Stephen Piscotty and shortstop Kenny Diekroeger were all named preseason All-Americans over the break, leaving the Cardinal with lofty expectations heading into the 2012 season