No. 12 Stanford baseball (8-0) used strong pitching and timely offense in the four-game sweep against Rice (3-5) over the weekend in Sunken Diamond.
After a successful first week to start the season, No. 12 Stanford baseball (4-0) will host a four-game series with Rice (3-1) starting on Thursday in Sunken Diamond.
It isn’t particularly fair to face an ace a day after facing one the night before, but that’s what No. 17 Cal State Fullerton (0-2) experienced in its 5-3 defeat to No. 13 Stanford baseball (2-0) on Saturday afternoon in Sunken Diamond.
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.