With 13 runs and a grand slam in each of their last two games, No. 3 Stanford salvaged a series win over Arizona after Sunday’s 13-5 home victory.
After dropping Game 1, No. 3 Stanford (29-7, 13-3 Pac-12) provided an emphatic Game 2 response with a 13-3 victory over Arizona (19-20, 7-12 Pac-12).
Stanford head coach David Esquer called the errors “a sign of the quality of play” in No. 3 Stanford’s Friday night loss to Arizona.
Although the highlight of the weekend may be senior outfielder Brandon Wulff playing the national anthem on the piano before Saturday’s game, there will be plenty of fireworks when No. 3 Stanford (29-6, 13-2 Pac-12) hosts Arizona (18-20, 6-12 Pac-12).
Coming off a five-game win streak, No. 4 Stanford baseball (24-12, 8-7 Pac-12) goes up against the national runner-up and No. 5 Arizona (27-12, 9-9 Pac-12) in a homebound three-game series starting Thursday.
Stanford baseball (23-12, 8-7 Pac-12) takes on Santa Clara (8-30, 4-11) on Tuesday. The team is looking to use this opportunity as a rest game after an away series at Oregon and before the series against Arizona at home, but with that rest comes the pressure of continuing their four-game winning streak.
So even though this year’s showdown between the No. 21 Wildcats (24-12, 8-7 Pac-12) and No. 17 Cardinal (20-11, 7-5 Pac-12) isn’t being billed as a showdown of West Coast heavyweights, it still could shake up the Pac-12 standing—and has the chance to, once again, throw the loser’s season off course.
Junior Stephen Piscotty was named a preseason All-American for his hitting talents, but even though he leads the No. 17 Stanford baseball team with 50 RBI some of his biggest contributions recently have been on the mound.