The road ended in Starkville with a 8-1 loss, as No. 11 Stanford (45-14, 22-7 Pac-12) could not overcome No. 6 Mississippi State (51-13, 20-10 SEC) in the Super Regional. The Cardinal never looked like themselves across the two defeats, losing just their second series of the season to allow the Bulldogs to return to Omaha for the second consecutive year.
The indefatigable arm of freshman RHP Alex Williams got all 27 outs to help No. 1 Stanford stave off elimination with its second win in three days over No. 4 seed Sacramento State. The 12-3 victory advanced the Cardinal to the nightcap, a must-win contest against No. 3 seed Fresno State.
Shown up on their home field, No. 1 Stanford (42-12, 22-7 Pac-12) was outplayed by No. 3 seed Fresno State (40-14-1, 20-8-1 Mountain West) to the raucous joy of the Bulldogs’ Red Wave. The Cardinal struck out seven times looking, and twelve times overall, as the only two runs in the 2-7 loss came on a pair of long balls.
For the third straight season, No. 1 Stanford (41-11, 22-7 Pac-12) is hosting the Stanford Regional to begin postseason play. The double-elimination tournament will also feature No. 2 seed UC Santa Barbara, No. 3 seed Fresno State and No. 4 seed Sacramento State.
Down 5-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Sun Devils staged a comeback punctuated by a walkoff pinch-hit sacrifice fly from the bat of Myles Denson. The Cardinal put out their closer, junior RHP Jack Little for the save, but the All-American was unable to shut the door. “This was a tough loss,…
In a rain shortened two-game series, No. 3 Stanford (39-10, 20-6 Pac-12) fell to No. 11 Oregon State (35-16-1, 20-6 Pac-12) 5-2 on Sunday to split with the Beavers.
Making history as the first Cardinal to go deep four times in one game, junior first baseman Andrew Daschbach led No. 3 Stanford (38-9, 19-5 Pac-12) to a 7-1 victory over Cal Poly (24-25, 13-5 Big West) on Tuesday.
No. 2 Stanford (35-8, 17-4 Pac-12) defeated the Santa Clara Broncos (11-35) 5-1 in Tuesday’s home matchup. Broncos redshirt sophomore outfielder Andre Nnebe made it exciting in the top of the third inning, achieving the first run of the game with a two-out knock to left field after a series of Santa Clara singles. However,…