Two days. 50 rounds. And until today, it has never been televised. The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is unique among America's major sporting landscape. The oddities and sheer numbers annually create surprises a plenty, but the uncertainty surrounding Stanford Baseball's draft-eligible prospects today is higher than usual. With no "sure thing," we will stay glued the next 48 hours.
June 7, 2007
The recent past has taught Stanford fans that nothing good comes of affairs with UC Davis. The worm turned, however, Tuesday night in the home finale at Sunken Diamond that lasted more than four hours. Sean Ratliff, the Cardinal's home run leader who had left the park earlier in the evening, stunned the Aggies with a two-out RBI drag bunt to dramatically win in the bottom of the 13th inning.
May 23, 2007
The season of Pac-10 perfect futility is over. After losing their first six conference series of 2007, and seven straight going back to the end of the 2006 season, Stanford Baseball on Sunday took the rubber game against Washington with a 10-7 victory. Six Stanford batters had multiple-hit games, with plenty of power at the plate. Starter Erik Davis gave up just one earned run in 6 2/3 innings.
May 15, 2007
After letting Friday's game slip away, Stanford bounced back Saturday at Sunken Diamond with an 8-6 win over Washington that tied the series. The Huskies had the big stick on Saturday with four home runs, but Stanford strung together a big five-run eighth inning that broke up a 3-3 tie. Five Cardinal batters rapped multiple hits, while a sophomore notched his first save of the season.
May 13, 2007
Stanford is on a roll having now won five consecutive games after sweeping Kansas last weekend. A number of unlikely players came through with big performances against the Jayhawks while the starting pitching continues to improve and the bullpen was effective. We offer a series of nine insightful observations, opinions, and statistical notes from the Stanford sweep.
February 26, 2007