In the second of game of the weekend series, No. 5 Stanford (23-5, 9-2 Pac-12) jumped on Washington (15-14, 5-9 Pac-12) early and held on to a 3-2 victory at Sunken Diamond on Saturday night.
Looking to avenge one of just three Pac-12 series losses last season, No. 5 Stanford (21-5, 7-2 Pac-12) welcomes Washington (15-12, 5-7 Pac-12) to Sunken Diamond this weekend. The Huskies nearly swept the Cardinal a year ago to claim the Pac-12 crown in the season’s final weekend, but Stanford rallied with three runs in the ninth inning of the series finale.
With postseason hopes on the line, Stanford baseball (28-23, 12-15 Pac-12) finished off its final road trip of the season with a series loss against Washington (31-19, 16-11). Although the Pac-12 standings are still pretty bunched, the Cardinal’s playoff window is closing rapidly. With two dramatic finishes — a Washington walk-off on Friday and a Stanford…
Washington came to Sunken Diamond with an 8-22 record and the least-productive offense in the Pac-12. But it took Stanford until Sunday to solve the Huskies’ bats, overcoming a pedestrian start from senior pitcher Mark Appel Friday and an offensive onslaught Saturday to win the series two games to one. With the dominant Appel facing…
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.
Stanford baseball has exhibited a flair for the dramatic recently, and in clinching a series win at Washington this weekend, the No. 6 Cardinal needed all the late-inning drama it could get to earn a victory in the Saturday rubber game.