Welcome to The Daily’s live blog of tonight’s contest between the No. 6 Stanford Cardinal (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) and the No. 25 Oregon State Beavers (6-1, 4-0) at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. We’ll be updating this page all evening with live coverage and analysis. Please refresh this page throughout the evening for the most recent updates and follow us on Twitter @StanfordSports for extended coverage. All times are Pacific.
Survive and advance. As a preseason top-five team, the goal is that simple. Barring the nearly unprecedented scenario of three BCS conference teams all going undefeated, the Stanford Cardinal needs only to win every game to go to the BCS National Championship; style points won’t matter.
All eyes are on Stanford’s primetime showdown with Pac-12 North foe Oregon on Nov. 7, but the Cardinal has 11 other games to worry about as well. Last year, after all, Stanford lost a trap game to unranked Washington and barely squeaked by a team it was accustomed to blowing out, San Jose State. With the Spartans coming to the Farm on Saturday, we asked Daily football beat writers Joseph Beyda, George Chen and Sam Fisher: Which non-Oregon opponent is most likely to beat Stanford this season?
Ace Mark Appel has an outside chance to break Stanford’s career strikeout record tonight, but when No. 5 Oregon State comes to the Farm this weekend for the No. 21 Cardinal’s toughest series of the season, all eyes will be on the Beavers’ shutdown staff.
Looking for a midweek win to keep its momentum rolling, Stanford baseball came up short 3-4 against San Francisco at Sunken Diamond last night. Next up the Cardinal faces a tough do-or-die home series against Oregon State
With the two star juniors, slugging right fielder Austin Wilson and solid right-handed starter A.J. Vanegas, back in the mix, Stanford baseball looks to regain some national respectability in the Pac-12 Conference.