Stanford assistant baseball coach Dean Stotz ’75, the No. 2 coach behind head coach Mark Marquess for the past 37 seasons, retired from coaching Friday…. Continue Reading »
In a matchup between the small-ball loving defending national champions and a Cardinal squad that seems to prefer pitcher’s duels to shootouts, fans at Sunken… Continue Reading »
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.
Mark Appel’s career-high 14 strikeouts overwhelmed No. 23 Texas, as the Cardinal won 2-0 at Sunken Diamond on Friday.
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.
Stanford returns home after dropping two games on a road trip to Houston last weekend to face cross-Bay rival California on The Farm tonight. The Golden Bears enter this contest undefeated after a three game sweep of Michigan in Berkeley. Stanford’s pitchers have performed well so far, but the team will need better hitting to live up to its potential.
I have a confession to make. I’m not ready to accept that Stanford’s football season is over. I didn’t realize I had a problem until I sat down to write this column. Every idea that popped into my head was about football. Two weeks ago I wrote about the 2013 schedule. Last week I wrote about Manti Te’o. This week I hit a dead end.