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
Stanford started a six-game homestand Tuesday night just the way they wanted, picking up a quick 5-1 lead with early offense. Then disaster struck when veteran Cardinal pitchers floundered out of the bullpen. San Jose State surged ahead and held on for an 11-8 win, their first in nine games against Stanford. Also, a Spartan freshman injured during the game suffered a medical emergency afterward.
April 25, 2007
Stanford Baseball did three novel things Tuesday: score throughout a game, pitch strong out of the bullpen and avoid imploding in the field. The result was a 9-4 victory at Nevada, ending the Cardinal's six-game losing skid. Two players had perfect days at the plate, and a third nudged his average briefly over .400. Junior David Stringer closed with two-hit shutout pitching the final five innings.
April 11, 2007
Stanford appears to have found their ace. Freshman Jeffrey Inman, inserted into the top position of the starting rotation for this weekend, fired 7 2/3 dominant innings Friday night against the California Golden Bears. Inman allowed just three hits and struck out nine while David Stringer recorded the final outs for another save. The 1-0 win marked Stanford's sixth victory in a row.
March 2, 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
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