Offense, more offense, much more offense and solid starting pitching was No. 2 Stanford baseball’s (22-3) mantra in its 16-8 victory over Santa Clara (15-11) on a Tuesday evening affair on the road.
Despite dropping the first game of the three-game series 10-1, No. 3 Stanford baseball (20-3, 5-1 Pac-12) secured another series win by winning the final two games against Oregon (15-11, 3-6) in Sunken Diamond.
Stanford baseball had a magical season in head coach Mark Marquess’ final year on the Farm. After starting a rather pedestrian 19-12, the Cardinal won 21 of their next 23 games. Much of this terrific run was spurred on by great pitching. A starting rotation of Chris Castellanos, Andrew Summerville and Kris Bubic — with Erik Miller as the Tuesday starter — made the job of the offense a lot easier. The pitching staff as a whole ranked second in the Pac-12 with a 3.35 ERA.
No. 10 Stanford baseball (33-13, 15-8 Pac-12) took on rival Cal (21-26, 12-14) and won the first two games of a three-part series at Cal this weekend. Both teams came in with something to prove, as Stanford had won 12 of its last 13 games, and Cal had a 10-game home winning streak. Saturday’s victory…
With head coach Mark Marquess just one win away from becoming the fifth coach in NCAA history to reach 1,600 career wins, No. 15 Stanford baseball (14-9, 2-4 Pac-12) missed the opportunity to deliver the victory over the home weekend, dropping three straight against top-ranked Oregon State (24-1, 9-0).
Stanford baseball (6-2) jumped out to a hot start Tuesday night, taking a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning against UC Davis (3-3) and never looking back. With this 8-2 win, the Cardinal claimed their sixth straight victory, as well as their 12th consecutive home win, dating back to last season.