Stanford baseball hosts an NCAA Regional after earning a top-16 national seed. The three teams invited to the regional are the Baylor Bears, Cal State Fullerton Titans and Wright State Raiders.
The last time David Esquer was in a Stanford baseball uniform before 2018, he was celebrating the first national title in the program’s history — as a player.
Thirty-one years later, Esquer dons the uniform again, but this time, as the first-year head coach of his alma mater. He will try to end this season as he did in his final start of his career — with a championship.
The first-seeded Cardinal (44-10) begin their postseason quest when they host fourth-seeded Wright State (39-15) in the first round of the NCAA Stanford Regional tonight at 7 p.m. at Sunken Diamond.
Senior forward Reid Travis declared his intention on Wednesday afternoon to transfer schools for his final year of eligibility.
The two-time All-Pac-12 First Team forward had declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, but waited until the final day to withdraw to announce he was not going to enter the draft and transfer for his fifth year.
The Stanford men’s golf team saw its season come to an end this weekend at the NCAA Championships in Stillwater, OK, but not before two upperclassmen sent their seasons out on a high note with fantastic individual performances.
Junior Isaiah Salinda finished in a tie for 15th individually at even par for the tournament. Salinda was the only Cardinal player to qualify for the final day of stroke play, but his senior teammate Jeffrey Sweggle also had an exciting finish to his career.
Coming into the weekend series against Washington (30-23, 20-10 Pac-12), No. 3 Stanford baseball (44-10, 22-8) had the magic number of one in order to clinch the Pac-12 championship.
Easy, right? Not exactly.
The Huskies, who needed wins to make the postseason, seemed the better team for 26.0 innings, taking the first two games of the series. A sweep at the hands of Washington would mean that the Cardinal would have to share the Pac-12 title with the Huskies.
Down 5-3 with three outs left, Stanford and sophomore designated hitter Will Matthiessen had other plans.
16th-seeded Stanford men’s golf travel to Stillwater to take place in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships in Karsten Creek Golf Club beginning on May 24.
Stanford track and field will not have to travel far for the NCAA West Preliminary Round beginning on May 24.
It has been 14 years since No. 3 Stanford baseball (43-8, 21-6 Pac-12) were crowned Pac-12 Championships. Back then, would-be MLB players Jed Lowrie and Sam Fuld roamed sunkissed lawn of Sunken Diamond.
14 years of coming up short in the regular season. All those ghosts on the diamond who tried their damndest to win a conference title can be appeased when the Cardinal travel to the Evergreen State to play Washington (28-22, 18-9) in their final series of the season.