Stanford baseball had a magical season in head coach Mark Marquess’ final year on the Farm. After starting a rather pedestrian 19-12, the Cardinal won 21 of their next 23 games. Much of this terrific run was spurred on by great pitching. A starting rotation of Chris Castellanos, Andrew Summerville and Kris Bubic — with Erik Miller as the Tuesday starter — made the job of the offense a lot easier. The pitching staff as a whole ranked second in the Pac-12 with a 3.35 ERA.
This is part one of The Daily’s season preview of Stanford baseball. This part gives a recap of last season to understand the current state of the team.
Last season marked the end of the most incredibly successful tenures in college baseball. After 41 years as head coach on the Farm, Mark Marquess went out in the setting sun back in June, retiring from coaching.
This past June, 10 Stanford baseball players were taken in the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft, a school record since the draft was reduced to 40 rounds in 2012 and one off the all-time school record set in 1992.
With the season complete after Saturday night’s regional elimination against Cal State Fullerton, No. 8 Stanford baseball will bid farewell to legendary head coach Mark Marquess, who served at the helm for 41 seasons. The offseason search begins for his replacement, a coach who will have big shoes to fill in the upcoming years. Writer Jose Saldaña and editor Laura Anderson reflect on the Cardinal season and discuss future of Stanford baseball.
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.
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…