The good news is that the Stanford Cardinal easily won its regional and punched its ticket to the Super Regionals. The bad news is that the Cardinal now has to travel to Tallahassee and face a Florida State team that spent the majority of the 2012 season as the country’s top-ranked team.
Based on his overpowering stuff, prototypical build and strong performance while wearing the red, white and blue for Team USA this past summer, Appel is one of the most sought-after athletes in the amateur baseball ranks.
If you were at Sunken Diamond this past weekend to watch No. 17 Stanford cruise to an 8-3 victory in the second leg of an eventual three-game sweep of unranked Washington State, you can probably guess that I’m talking about Stanford’s do-it-all extraordinaire, junior Stephen Piscotty.
What the weekend did highlight is just how important it is that the Cardinal closes its season with a resounding bang in the remaining three weeks, in hopes of ensuring as many games at Sunken Diamond as possible.
With recent injuries to several regular starters, a trio of new faces has led the offensive resurgence that has propelled Stanford back into contention: sophomores Danny Diekroeger and Brett Michael Doran and freshman Alex Blandino, proud members of a brotherhood known as the “Steal Squad.”
The Cardinal is peaking at the right time. Stanford probably can’t lose another series if they hope to get home-field advantage for the Regional and Super Regional tournaments.
Watching the Cardinal over the past few weeks, it is blatantly obvious that no fun of any kind is being had by anyone
For a few sweet hours on Monday night, things appeared to be back to normal. In a 19-6 shellacking in Berkeley against the California Golden Bears, the No. 6 Stanford men’s baseball team returned to its early season form, scoring runs in bunches and making a mockery of opposing pitching.
Jack Mosbacher was a member of the Stanford baseball team from 2008-2011. Each week, he’ll take a look at the Cardinal’s ups and downs on its road to the College World Series. As No. 2 Stanford headed to Tucson this past weekend to face No. 8 Arizona, the college baseball world expected a dramatic…
Frankly, this Stanford team is better than I expected it to be. A slew of players have so far performed better than I could have imagined.
When you looked at the No. 1 Stanford baseball team’s schedule prior to the start of the year, this past weekend’s series against Fresno State would not have stood out one bit
In case you’ve been away on business on the planet Mars the last two weeks, you’ve realized one thing: the Stanford baseball team can straight-up play.