Junior Eric Smith recently sat down with The Daily to discuss Pac-12 baseball, the team’s midseason slump and catching for first-round draft picks.
For a few sweet hours on Monday night, things appeared to be back to normal. In a 19-6 shellacking in Berkeley against the California Golden Bears, the No. 6 Stanford men’s baseball team returned to its early season form, scoring runs in bunches and making a mockery of opposing pitching.
But as the Cardinal prepares to head out on its first major road trip of the season for a three-game stint in Fresno, I’d be surprised if the team escapes the weekend with its perfect record still intact.
With the No. 2 Stanford baseball team kicking off its season this Friday, The Stanford Daily sat down with sophomore shortstop Lonnie Kauppila and junior centerfielder Jake Stewart to talk shop before No. 10 Vanderbilt comes to Sunken Diamond.
But with baseball season just over a week away, it’s a pair of brothers that could help take the No. 2 Stanford baseball team to its next national title.