The trip to the City of Angels wasn’t a godsend for No. 2 Stanford baseball (23-5, 6-3 Pac-12) as it dropped its first series of the year to No. 17 UCLA (19-8, 8-4) in a three-game series in Jackie Robinson Stadium.
No. 2 Stanford (22-3, 5-1 Pac-12) baseball faces its toughest test of the season when it heads down to Southern California to play No. 21 UCLA (17-7, 6-3) for a pivotal three-game series.
Offense, more offense, much more offense and solid starting pitching was No. 2 Stanford baseball’s (22-3) mantra in its 16-8 victory over Santa Clara (15-11) on a Tuesday evening affair on the road.
A strong bullpen performance and a go-ahead RBI single from junior shortstop Nico Hoerner propelled No. 2 Stanford baseball (21-3) to a 4-3 win over Gonzaga (13-13) on a sunny Monday afternoon in Sunken Diamond.
Despite dropping the first game of the three-game series 10-1, No. 3 Stanford baseball (20-3, 5-1 Pac-12) secured another series win by winning the final two games against Oregon (15-11, 3-6) in Sunken Diamond.
Stanford head coach David Esquer said before his team’s first road trip of the season to Austin, TX that good teams win at home but great teams win on the road.
Well, it looks like the Cardinal have the makings of a great team.
No. 7 Stanford baseball (14-2) earned a significant series victory against a top-25 ball club in No. 23 Texas (9-7) in four games on the road.
No. 8 Stanford baseball (11-1) took three of the four games in the series victory over Michigan (3-8) in a rain-soaked weekend in Sunken Diamond
No. 8 Stanford baseball (8-0) hosts a four-game series with Michigan (2-5) starting on Friday at 6 p.m. at Sunken Diamond.
Stanford and Michigan have only competed once before in their program’s histories. In that matchup, the Wolverines eliminated the Cardinal 11-4 in the 1983 College World Series. Now, 25 years later, Michigan comes to the Farm hoping a similar result to help turnaround a terrible start to the season.