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.
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.
Meet the probable starters for the 2018 Cardinal baseball team, led by new head coach David Esquer.
Thursday night’s regional opener had been billed as a high-caliber pitching duel between Stanford left-hander Kris Bubic and Sacramento State righty Justin Dillon, the WAC strikeout and WHIP leader and tournament MVP – and at least one of them delivered on those expectations.
After taking the first two games in Berkeley, No. 10 Stanford baseball (33-14, 15-9 Pac-12) fell short of the sweep as the Cardinal dropped the final contest of it three-game series against Cal (22-26, 13-14). Unable to climb back from a 3-0 deficit, Stanford ultimately fell 5-3.
No. 10 Stanford baseball (33-13, 15-8 Pac-12) took on rival Cal (21-26, 12-14) and won the first two games of a three-part series at Cal this weekend. Both teams came in with something to prove, as Stanford had won 12 of its last 13 games, and Cal had a 10-game home winning streak. Saturday’s victory…
Senior Chris Castellanos pitched a gem to help No. 18 Stanford baseball (27-12, 11-7 Pac-12) sweep No. 13 Arizona (27-15, 9-12) in a three-game series over the weekend at the Sunken Diamond. The sweep marked the second consecutive series sweep for the Cardinal, and their first over Arizona since 1999. Additionally, Stanford pushed its win streak to eight games – its longest since 2013.
No. 18 Stanford baseball (25-12, 9-7 Pac-12) took the series opener against No. 13 Arizona (27-13, 9-10 Pac-12) 3-2 on a windy, Thursday night. This win marks the Cardinal’s sixth consecutive success.