Well, I guess it’s about time we all admit that football season really is over. It was another incredible year, both in the NFL and in college. But as sad as it makes me, we’re now over a week into our post-football lives and over a month into the post-Stanford football doldrums.
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.
Playing in its final home game of the 2011 season, the Stanford baseball team took on the giant-slaying Cal Poly Mustangs, owners of a 6-4 record against top-25 competition this season. That record now stands at 7-4.
The Cardinal (27-16, 9-9 Pac-10) clobbered the Aggie pitching staff for 14 hits and got a solid starting performance from sophomore righty Dean McArdle, who extended his record to 7-2 by holding the Aggies (14-26) to just three earned runs in 6.1 innings.
Stanford baseball may have come away with it first series sweep of the season over the visiting Washington Huskies this weekend, but the final result didn’t preclude some late-inning drama.
Danny Sandbrink’s schedule isn’t that of the typical college student, or any kind of student for that matter. He’s awake at 7:00 in the morning, asleep by 10:30 at night, doesn’t take classes anymore and spends time perfecting his Funk.
It’s been the story of the Stanford baseball season so far—win one or two over the weekend, then take the midweek game. With a 3-1 victory over the San Jose State Spartans on Tuesday night, the Cardinal stuck to the script it has followed all year.
In the Stanford baseball team’s fifth game in six days, a walk-off grounder by Saint Mary’s spelled a 3-2 loss for the Cardinal, as it could only muster one earned run off Gael pitchers.