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Beck, Hoerner lead Cardinal to win on Opening Day

Junior pitcher Tristan Beck missed all of the 2017 season after leading the team in ERA (2.48) as a freshman. Beck certainly didn’t look like a guy who hasn’t played in 20 months on today’s Opening Day.

No. 13 Stanford baseball (1-0) gets the 5-1 win against No. 17 Cal State Fullerton (0-1) on the strength of Beck’s pitching, defense and junior shortstop Nico Hoerner’s offense on a cold Friday night at Sunken Diamond.

2018 Stanford baseball season preview: Outfield

Stanford baseball has enjoyed a gluttony of returning players in both the pitching staff and in the infield. Juniors such as pitchers Tristan Beck and Kris Bubic or middle infielders Nico Hoerner and Duke Kinamon have solidified the diamond for head coach David Esquer’s squad.

But what about the outfield?

The outfield positions don’t enjoy the same luxury. Outfielders Quinn Brodey, one of the best hitters in the country, and Jack Klein, a rock at center field, are now toiling in the minor leagues.