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.
The No. 2 Cardinal faces its highest expectations in a decade, with a trio of junior preseason All-Americans set to lead the Pac-12-favorite squad on another deep postseason run. Projected first-overall MLB-draft pick Mark Appel will start on Friday nights for the second straight year, while third baseman Stephen Piscotty and shortstop Kenny Diekroeger headline a lineup that returns seven of eight positions players.
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.
On Saturday, Feb. 11, Klein Field at Sunken Diamond will play host to the Cardinal and White intrasquad game at 1 p.m.
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.
Cardinal baseball will ride a three-game win streak and a No. 11 ranking into its second Pac-10 series of the year, a weekend set against struggling USC.
The Stanford baseball team opened up its Pac-10 season the right way this past weekend, grabbing the Saturday and Sunday games to secure a series victory over the Washington State Cougars.
Stanford baseball survived two furious St. Mary’s rallies in the 7th and 9th innings last night to pull out a 16-14 victory in the last game of its pre-season. On a chilly night, the No. 11 Cardinal scored early and often, but struggled to keep the Gaels (9-12) off the bases. Stanford racked up 19 hits and committed 6 errors in a wacky game at Sunken Diamond.