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.
Taking care of business and sending a message, No. 1 Stanford (42-11, 22-7 Pac-12) rode an excellent start from sophomore RHP Brendan Beck to shut out No. 4 seed Sacramento State (39-24, 18-9 WAC) 11-0 in the opener of the NCAA Regional on Friday.
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.
If there was any joy from Monday’s announcement of the NCAA tournament bracket, it was that Cal State Fullerton will not be in the field for the first time since 1991. Despite ranking No. 4 in the most recent polls and losing just one series all year — to the nation’s No. 1 overall seed…
Stanford Baseball ended its regular season with an overall record of 40-14 and 21-9 in the Pac-12 after defeating Washington State in this weekend’s series. For the first time since 2004, the Cardinal stands at No. 8 in the country and is the No. 1 seed among four teams that it will host for a 6-game double-elimination series (NCAA Stanford regionals) this Thursday – Monday.
Senior staff writer Olivia Hummer, contributing writer Ariana Rollins and editors Lorenzo Rosas and Laura Anderson discuss Stanford’s postseason hopes.