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Rusty Filter: The man behind the mound

He developed two pitchers to No. 1 selections in the MLB Draft over the last five years and has had 65 of his pitchers drafted over his last 20 seasons of coaching. He has mentored a pitching staff this season that has more than held its own and has been dominant at times, despite having 60.8 percent of innings pitched by the freshman pitchers through Tuesday.

Baseball salvages series in Seattle with Sunday victory

Stanford’s baseball team had a tall task ahead of it this past weekend as it traveled to Seattle to take on the conference-leading No. 9 Washington Huskies (24-7-1, 12-3 Pac-12). It was the Cardinal’s (12-16, 3-8) sixth ranked opponent of the season — continuing one of the country’s most difficult schedules — with the Huskies entering the three-game set with a near-perfect 10-1 record at home.