Bootleg Audio: Jeffrey Inman

Stanford Baseball is rolling right now, winning Friday night their sixth straight game. Headlining the 1-0 victory over Cal was Cardinal freshman Jeffrey Inman in the #1 starting pitcher role. Moreover the frosh outdueled Tyson Ross, one of the nation's elite hurlers. We talked afterward with Inman and head coach Mark Marquess about the historic start and top Stanford pitching performance of 2007.

It was a non-conference game Friday night at Sunken Diamond, but Stanford played their first Pac-10 opponent and their cross-Bay rival in a big showdown with Cal in front of the largest home crowd in the young 2007 season.  Part of the draw was Cal sophomore Tyson Ross on the mound for the Bears, pitting against the Cardinal one of the best pitchers in the nation and in some eyes the best in the Pac-10 this year.

Freshman RHP Jeffrey Inman took the mound for the Cardinal in this momentous game, which also had our attention because he was the first freshman pitcher to start a series opener in more than a decade of Stanford Baseball.  Ross lived up to his billing, allowing just a single run in the game.  How did Inman fare?  7 2/3 shutout innings, scattering three hits while striking out nine Bear batters and walking just three.  Stanford won the game, 1-0, stretching its streak to six straight victories.

Afterward we talked with the freshman righthander about his nerves starting in such a big role and pitching through a 1-0 game against Ross.  Inman talks with The Bootleg about what pitches he had working for him in the game and how he felt throwing 110 pitches Friday night.  We also asked head coach Mark Marquess about the rare move for a freshman to the Friday starting role and what he sees so far in Inman this year.

Jeffrey Inman post-Cal interview -

Mark Marquess post-Cal interview -

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