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Baseball falls in slow performance at Cal

Stanford’s pitching struggled and the bats couldn’t get anything going on Tuesday night in Berkeley as No. 18 Cal (22-11) avenged an earlier midweek loss to Stanford (19-12) with a 5-2 victory to hand the Cardinal their third defeat in four games. Cal pounded out 11 hits as a team, led by Brett Cumberland’s three…

Baseball wins second straight Pac-12 series

With the toughest stretch of its season coming up, Stanford baseball (15-21, 4-11 Pac-12) needed to ride the momentum of a series win at Cal last weekend against Utah (13-22, 5-10), its weakest weekend opponent of its season. While the Cardinal were able to notch their second straight series win, the Utes jumped all over…

Baseball outhits the Bears, takes series

Stanford baseball picked up its first conference series of the season after taking two of the three games against the California Golden Bears (22-11) this past weekend in Berkeley. The Cardinal (13-19) won both Friday’s and Sunday’s games, out-hitting the Bears 31 to 19, and lost Saturday’s matchup by only one run. The bats came alive for…

With postseason unlikely, Card primes for rivalry showdown at Cal

There is no way to sugarcoat Stanford baseball’s season, no way to describe it as anything other than a resounding disappointment for a roster overflowing with highly touted professional prospects. Neither the return of senior ace Mark Appel, who is on the cusp of setting the school’s strikeout record, nor the rehab of junior slugger Austin Wilson, another near-certain first-round pick, has made the Cardinal a contender in 2013, and with two weeks to play Stanford (26-20, 11-13 Pac-12) has been all but eliminated from consideration for a postseason berth.

Slater propels Card past Cal with three-run blast

After a series victory at Washington State to turn its recent skid around, the rejuvenated Cardinal (14-9, 3-3 Pac-12) returned to the friendly confines of Sunken Diamond on Monday night for a weeknight matchup against Cal (16-13, 5-4 Pac-12). Despite the bats falling close to completely silent against Golden Bear pitchers that had been struggling…