Responding to a Game 2 pummeling, No. 2 Stanford (36-9, 18-5 Pac-12) quieted the bats of California (29-16, 14-9 Pac-12) for a series-clinching Sunday victory in Berkeley. The Cardinal are now in a three-way tie with Oregon State and UCLA for first place in Pac-12 conference standings with two series remaining.
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.
No. 4 Stanford (24-6, 10-2 Pac-12) opens its series with Oregon (22-13, 7-5 Pac-12) tonight in Eugene. With a one-game lead over No. 1 UCLA (28-6, 9-3 Pac-12) for first place in the conference standings, the Cardinal will look to sweep the Ducks to maintain the pace atop the Pac-12 heading into the second half…
No. 5 Stanford (22-5, 8-2 Pac-12) picked up right where it left off with another barrage of home runs to take the first game of the series against Washington (15-13, 5-8 Pac-12), who the Cardinal beat in the final game of the last year’s regular season to win the Pac-12 title.
The offense finally flashed some signs of life and the pitching staff was dominant for the third day in row as first-seeded Stanford baseball (46-11) defeated second-seeded Baylor (37-21) 4-2 in the early-afternoon elimination game in Sunken Diamond.
Freshman outfielder Christian Robinson’s walkoff RBI double in the bottom of the 13th inning sealed first-seeded Stanford baseball’s (45-10) 4-3 victory over fourth-seeded Wright State (39-16) on Friday night in Sunken Diamond.
The Cardinal will next face third-seeded Cal State Fullerton, which defeated second-seeded Baylor 6-2 earlier on Friday.
Coming off their first conference title since 2004, the Stanford Cardinal (44-10, 22-8 Pac-12) will host their 17th NCAA regional this weekend. With their dominant pitching and high-scoring offense, the Cardinal have had, in Year 1 of head coach David Esquer’s tenure, one of the program’s best seasons in recent years, ultimately earning them the No. 2 national seed in the tournament. Yet the road only gets more difficult from here: The Stanford Regional is arguably one of the most competitive in the entire tournament, as it includes red-hot Big 12 champ Baylor, powerhouse and rival Cal State Fullerton and one of the best four-seeds in the tournament, Wright State.
We asked Daily managing editor of sports Jose Saldana, Stanford insiders R.J. Abeytia (The Bootleg) and Jacob Rayburn (Cardinal Sports Report) to reflect on the Cardinal’s trajectory going into the postseason, what’s different from last year and the team’s prospects for advancing to Omaha.
Beau Branton’s breakout season wasn’t supposed to happen.
First-team All-Pac-12 second baseman Duke Kinamon was slotted in to play second this year — until he went down with a groin injury in warmups minutes before the first pitch of the season. Even then, Jesse Kuet got the first crack at taking Kinamon’s place.
But not the last.