Stanford’s NCAA regional elimination loss on Saturday marked the end of an era. Head coach Mark Marquess, who announced his retirement at the beginning of the season, has guided the team for decades, becoming a fixture of Cardinal baseball.
The magic of the dreamlike final season faded on a chilly Saturday night at Sunken Diamond when senior Jack Klein grounded out to second base to seal a 4-2 loss to No. 2 seed Cal State Fullerton that officially ended No. 1 seed Stanford’s 2017 campaign.
Stanford plated nine runs from the sixth inning on and launched three homers to finally make an ineffective BYU pitching staff pay for its mistakes as the No. 1 seed Cardinal staved off elimination and pulled away to a 9-1 victory over No. 3 seed BYU behind a vintage brutally efficient performance by senior lefty Chris Castellanos.
Friday night saw a role reversal at Sunken Diamond, with host Stanford playing as the visiting team on its home field thanks to the NCAA’s postseason rules. The Cardinal found themselves out of sorts. Meanwhile, Cal State Fullerton made itself right at home.
Senior staff writer Olivia Hummer, contributing writer Ariana Rollins and editors Lorenzo Rosas and Laura Anderson discuss Stanford’s postseason hopes.
No. 9 Stanford baseball (40-14, 21-9 Pac-12) left no doubts as to why it is the hottest team in the country, sweeping Washington State (24-29, 10-20) and outscoring the Cougars 33-6 in its final regular season series. With the win, the Cardinal secured a 40-win season, marking the 21st time that a Stanford team has reached this milestone during the 41-year tenure of head coach Mark Marquess.
Riding high after a dominant weekend at home against the Washington Huskies, No. 10 Stanford (37-14, 18-9 Pac-12) will travel to Washington State (24-26, 10-17) for last weekend of regular season play. Senior staff writer Olivia Hummer and editors Lorenzo Rosas and Laura Anderson discuss how the Cardinal can ensure a winning weekend against a…
You couldn’t script a better ending. On Sunday afternoon, in the final regular season home game of head coach Mark Marquess’s career, No. 9 Stanford baseball (37-14, 18-9 Pac-12) completed a sweep of Washington (26-25, 12-15) with a walk-off win in extra innings. The Cardinal rallied late to erase a five-run deficit while senior right-hander…