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
After a momentary blip Tuesday in non-conference action, Stanford continued hurling forward in this winless Pac-10 season Friday night with an 8-1 handling by Arizona. Wildcat sophomore Preston Guilmet went the distance and struck out 15 Stanford batters, while Cardinal sophomore Jeremy Bleich served up batting practice from the hill.
April 14, 2007
If you arrived for the ninth inning of Saturday's game at Sunken Diamond, you witnessed a flurry of offense with Stanford's nine runs and 10 hits following five runs and five hits by UCLA. But the Bruins had already built a massive lead and held on for the 16-11 victory, their second straight of the series. Stanford's pitchers were skewered, while the umpires added controversy early and late.
April 1, 2007
For the second time this weekend, the Cardinal jumped out to a sizable early lead before having to hold off a late Kansas rally to post a victory. And for the fourth time this week, it was David Stringer coming in to slam the door for a save. A grand slam from Brian Juhl gave Stanford an early cushion before Stringer's ninth-inning magic preserved the 7-6 Stanford win completing a sweep.
February 25, 2007
Despite having few available arms at their disposal and playing the day after a 15-inning marathon, the Cardinal managed a narrow 5-4 victory over Sacramento State on Wednesday afternoon. On a warm day at Hornet Field, two Stanford relievers combined to silence the Sac State bats over the final six frames while Brian Juhl delivered the biggest hit of the game at the plate.
May 10, 2006