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.
Friday night belonged to junior Will Matthiessen, who executed on the mound and in the box to lead No. 4 Stanford (40-11, 21-7 Pac-12) to a 6-4 victory over Arizona State (37-16, 16-12 Pac-12) in the desert. Matthiessen broke up the Sun Devils’ perfect game in the fifth inning, even while maintaining his own perfect game through the fifth inning.
In the final weekend of the season, No. 4 Stanford (39-10, 20-6 Pac-12) will head to Phoenix to take on Arizona State (36-15, 15-11 Pac-12) from Thursday to Saturday.
In a rain shortened two-game series, No. 3 Stanford (39-10, 20-6 Pac-12) fell to No. 11 Oregon State (35-16-1, 20-6 Pac-12) 5-2 on Sunday to split with the Beavers.
In a massive Friday night contest, No. 3 Stanford (39-9, 20-5 Pac-12) downed No. 11 Oregon State (34-16-1, 19-6 Pac-12) 8-5 behind offensive firepower and a shutdown bullpen.
In the series that will define its season, No. 3 Stanford (38-9, 19-5 Pac-12) hosts No. 11 Oregon State (34-15-1, 19-5 Pac-12) over the weekend. The Cardinal, the Beavers, and No. 1 UCLA (42-8-0, 19-5-0) are in a three-way tie atop the conference standings with just six Pac-12 games left.
Coming off a weekend series win at Berkeley, the No. 2 Cardinal (37-9, 19-5 Pac-12) will host the Cal Poly Mustangs (24-5) tonight at Sunken Diamond.
No. 2 Stanford (36-9, 18-5 Pac-12) suffered an 18-2 defeat to California (29-16, 14-9 Pac-12) as the rivalry series heads into a Sunday rubber match.