The 2004 Stanford Baseball season ended earlier than most expected as the Cardinal were knocked off in regional play. However, despite the disappointing ending, there is plenty to look back on and celebrate about this special Stanford baseball team. Read on for comments about what went right and what went wrong this year for the Cardinal. In addition, check out all the final stats, who is going home with postseason awards, a recap of the top five games of '04, and a look to the future.
June 25, 2004
Tuesday night's game played between Stanford and Santa Clara at Buck Shaw Stadium had a little of everything. Big home runs, 15 total pitchers used, a ninth-inning rally by Stanford, a sprinkler delay at a pivotal point in the game, and a thrilling final inning capped by a Stanford win. The final result had Stanford in front by a 12-8 final as the Cardinal avoided losing consecutive games for the first time this season.
April 27, 2004
The Stanford offense was completely shut down this evening at Beiden Field as Fresno State's David Griffin and Michael Cooper combined on a two-hitter in the Bulldogs' series-opening victory. The Cardinal scored 28 runs in three games last weekend against Cal State Fullerton's vaunted pitching staff, but could get nothing going in tonight's contest. The loss also snapped Stanford's 14 game road winning streak which dates back to last season.
February 6, 2004
In a game filled with lead changes, the Stanford Cardinal found themselves on top at the end in their 8-7 victory over the Cal State Fullerton Titans on Saturday afternoon. The Titans took a 6-4 advantage in this game, but a two-out rally in the bottom of the sixth inning produced four runs and Stanford never looked back. Read on for a complete recap.
January 31, 2004
The Cardinal offense flexed their muscles in today's high-scoring intrasquad game out at Sunken Diamond. The team is just four days away from beginning the 2004 season and by all accounts, the Stanford hitters are ready to go. Read on for which hitters shined at the plate today along with notes on a veteran pitcher who may be turning the corner.
January 26, 2004
One of the main reasons Stanford fell short of a national championship the past two seasons was their lack of pitching depth. However, there is hope this season that more pitchers can be relied upon to get the big outs in clutch situations. Read on for notes on the Stanford pitching staff as a whole and who you can expect to be the major contributors this year.
January 21, 2004
With Fall Practice now in its final week, it's an important time for the pitchers to make a good final impression on the coaching staff. This afternoon, freshman Matt Leva and senior Drew Ehrlich did just that with a pair of outstanding performances in the intrasquad game. Read on for a look at both their outings, comments on the pitching staff as a whole, and which hitters continue to shine with the bat.
October 27, 2003