No. 4 Stanford (27-6, 11-2 Pac-12) swept Oregon (22-16, 7-8 Pac-12) in a three-game series over the weekend. Midway through the Pac-12 slate, the Cardinal currently sit in first in conference standings.
Stanford baseball (23-12, 8-7 Pac-12) takes on Santa Clara (8-30, 4-11) on Tuesday. The team is looking to use this opportunity as a rest game after an away series at Oregon and before the series against Arizona at home, but with that rest comes the pressure of continuing their four-game winning streak.
Friday kicks off a weekend series for the Cardinal, with Stanford baseball (20-12, 5-7 Pac-12) traveling northward to Eugene to take on the University of Oregon (24-10, 6-6). The three-game set starts tomorrow at 6 p.m.
In recent days, Stanford baseball has gone from scrounging for wins to avoid hitting the Pac-12 cellar to winning six out of its last seven games — its best stretch of the season — and now sits at eighth in the conference standings, four games behind Oregon for third place.
Many questions remain for Stanford baseball entering its weekend series at home against No. 11 Oregon, but the Cardinal at least began to answer one doubt in last week’s series against USC despite losing two out of three contests.
Junior Stephen Piscotty was named a preseason All-American for his hitting talents, but even though he leads the No. 17 Stanford baseball team with 50 RBI some of his biggest contributions recently have been on the mound.
Watching the Cardinal over the past few weeks, it is blatantly obvious that no fun of any kind is being had by anyone
Just when it looked like the Stanford baseball team was rolling again, the squad hit another rut.