With one swing of the bat, sophomore shortstop Tim Tawa flipped the narrative on Saturday’s game, sending No. 4 Stanford (41-11, 22-7 Pac-12) to a joyous 3-2 win on the final day of the season. Tawa’s two-out home run in the top of the ninth clinched a second-place finish in the Pac-12, punctuated a season in which the Cardinal dropped just one series, and prevented the upset by a resilient Arizona State (37-17, 16-13 Pac-12).
Friday night belonged to junior Will Matthiessen, who executed on the mound and in the box to lead No. 4 Stanford (40-11, 21-7 Pac-12) to a 6-4 victory over Arizona State (37-16, 16-12 Pac-12) in the desert. Matthiessen broke up the Sun Devils’ perfect game in the fifth inning, even while maintaining his own perfect game through the fifth inning.
With just three series remaining in the Pac-12, No. 2 Stanford (35-8, 17-4) travels across the Bay to face rival California (28-15, 13-8 Pac-12) at Evans Diamond. The Bears have won 16 of their last 20 games to rise to 37 in the RPI ratings, while the Cardinal are 15-5 over that span. Despite sweeping…
No. 2 Stanford (34-8, 17-4 Pac-12) picked up a series win at USC (20-24-1, 9-11-1 Pac-12) this past weekend. The Cardinal are now tied atop the conference standings with No. 3 Oregon State (31-14-1 17-4 Pac-12) and retain a single game lead over No. 1 UCLA (37-8, 16-5 Pac-12).
No. 4 Stanford (24-6, 10-2 Pac-12) opens its series with Oregon (22-13, 7-5 Pac-12) tonight in Eugene. With a one-game lead over No. 1 UCLA (28-6, 9-3 Pac-12) for first place in the conference standings, the Cardinal will look to sweep the Ducks to maintain the pace atop the Pac-12 heading into the second half…
No. 5 Stanford (24-5, 10-2 Pac-12) completed a three-game sweep of Washington (15-15, 5-10 Pac-12) with a 6-1 victory on Sunday.
Looking to avenge one of just three Pac-12 series losses last season, No. 5 Stanford (21-5, 7-2 Pac-12) welcomes Washington (15-12, 5-7 Pac-12) to Sunken Diamond this weekend. The Huskies nearly swept the Cardinal a year ago to claim the Pac-12 crown in the season’s final weekend, but Stanford rallied with three runs in the ninth inning of the series finale.
No. 2 Stanford (20-3, 7-0 Pac-12) extended its win streak to eleven games in walk-off fashion with a 3-2 home victory over No. 1 UCLA (21-6, 7-3 Pac-12).