The road ended in Starkville with a 8-1 loss, as No. 11 Stanford (45-14, 22-7 Pac-12) could not overcome No. 6 Mississippi State (51-13, 20-10 SEC) in the Super Regional. The Cardinal never looked like themselves across the two defeats, losing just their second series of the season to allow the Bulldogs to return to Omaha for the second consecutive year.
In an instant classic, No. 1 seed Stanford (45-12, 22-7 Pac-12) survived No. 3 seed Fresno State (40-16-1, 20-8-1 Mountain West) by a 9-7 score to advance out of the regional for the first time since 2014.
No. 2 Stanford (35-8, 17-4 Pac-12) defeated the Santa Clara Broncos (11-35) 5-1 in Tuesday’s home matchup. Broncos redshirt sophomore outfielder Andre Nnebe made it exciting in the top of the third inning, achieving the first run of the game with a two-out knock to left field after a series of Santa Clara singles. However,…
For the third straight season, No. 4 Stanford (12-3) won three straight against No. 12 Texas (12-6) after dropping the first game.
The offense finally flashed some signs of life and the pitching staff was dominant for the third day in row as first-seeded Stanford baseball (46-11) defeated second-seeded Baylor (37-21) 4-2 in the early-afternoon elimination game in Sunken Diamond.
Freshman outfielder Christian Robinson’s walkoff RBI double in the bottom of the 13th inning sealed first-seeded Stanford baseball’s (45-10) 4-3 victory over fourth-seeded Wright State (39-16) on Friday night in Sunken Diamond.
The Cardinal will next face third-seeded Cal State Fullerton, which defeated second-seeded Baylor 6-2 earlier on Friday.
Stanford baseball has earned a national seed for the second year in a row after a historic 2018 season under first-year head coach David Esquer. The No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and the 22-8 conference record speak for themselves, but some of the other numbers that emerged from Stanford’s season tell the story of just how particularly special Stanford’s 2018 regular season was.
After losing its first series of the year to UCLA, No. 2 Stanford baseball (27-5, 9-3 Pac-12) bounced back with a clean sweep of Arizona State (14-22, 6-9) in a three-game series in Sunken Diamond.