During its opening series against Rice, the Stanford Cardinal became the only college baseball club in the country to start three freshman pitchers to open the season. After last night’s game, make that four.
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.
Stanford’s freshman pitchers impressed, but the bats never awoke as No. 7 Stanford fell in its season-opening series to No. 17 Rice, two games to one in Houston.
Rice made few references to either Republican talking points or their nominee: she only used Mitt Romney’s name five times and only obliquely attacked the incumbent president.
In 2007, a survey by the Faculty Development & Diversity Office showed that almost a third of Stanford faculty missed five or more days of work annually to take care of an ill child, causing a potential loss in productivity. To alleviate this problem, the University recently launched a program that aims to meet the child-care needs of Stanford faculty, funded through a partnership between the provost and the School of Medicine.