In a massive Friday night contest, No. 3 Stanford (39-9, 20-5 Pac-12) downed No. 11 Oregon State (34-16-1, 19-6 Pac-12) 8-5 behind offensive firepower and a shutdown bullpen.
In the series that will define its season, No. 3 Stanford (38-9, 19-5 Pac-12) hosts No. 11 Oregon State (34-15-1, 19-5 Pac-12) over the weekend. The Cardinal, the Beavers, and No. 1 UCLA (42-8-0, 19-5-0) are in a three-way tie atop the conference standings with just six Pac-12 games left.
The eighth FIFA Women’s World Cup is set to kick off this summer in France and run from June 7 to July 7. Games will be played in nine venues across the soccer-fevered country, which is the reigning FIFA Men’s World Cup championship. The stage is set now, however, for the world’s female stars to take the spotlight, and the United States — the reigning champion and 2-1 favorites to repeat — certainly has a target on its back.
Making history as the first Cardinal to go deep four times in one game, junior first baseman Andrew Daschbach led No. 3 Stanford (38-9, 19-5 Pac-12) to a 7-1 victory over Cal Poly (24-25, 13-5 Big West) on Tuesday.
Responding to a Game 2 pummeling, No. 2 Stanford (36-9, 18-5 Pac-12) quieted the bats of California (29-16, 14-9 Pac-12) for a series-clinching Sunday victory in Berkeley. The Cardinal are now in a three-way tie with Oregon State and UCLA for first place in Pac-12 conference standings with two series remaining.
All three former-Cardinal appeared in the United States Women’s National Team 3-0 victory over South Africa in Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. The international friendly featured the reigning Women’s World Cup champion U.S., who will be seeking their fourth title in June, and South Africa, who will be making their first World Cup appearance in France.
No. 2 Stanford (36-9, 18-5 Pac-12) suffered an 18-2 defeat to California (29-16, 14-9 Pac-12) as the rivalry series heads into a Sunday rubber match.
In a high-scoring affair, No. 2 Stanford (36-8, 18-4 Pac-12) outmuscled California (28-15, 13-8 Pac-12) 10-7 in the Friday night rivalry matchup at Evans Diamond. “That’s a good team,” Stanford head coach David Esquer said.“That’s Friday night regional baseball on the road.” Redshirt junior second baseman Duke Kinamon (.315/.353/.508) hit two home runs as part…