On Tuesday evening, the Cardinal (26-21, 11-13 Pac-12) hit rock bottom as it fell to Santa Clara (13-37, 0-21 WCC) by a score of 3-0 as Stanford extended its losing streak to six games, spanning arguably the most important stretch of its season. Stanford’s bats fell completely lifeless as Broncos senior righty Tommy Nance tossed a complete-game masterpiece and kept the Cardinal hitters from making solid contact all evening.
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