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.
After a dominant three-game sweep of then-No. 10 Vanderbilt and a surprisingly close escape from Pacific on Tuesday, the Stanford baseball team will need to bring its A-game to Sunken Diamond again this weekend against No. 12 Texas. The No. 2 Cardinal (4-0) and the Longhorns (2-2) are each looking to bounce back from disappointing midweek performances. Texas fell to unranked UT-Arlington 7-5 at home Tuesday, while Stanford needed an 11th-inning home run from junior third baseman Stephen Piscotty to knock off winless Pacific in Stockton by the score of 9-7.