Read on for reaction and commentary from Stanford baseball's weekend wins over Pepperdine, UC-Davis and Arkansas. Plus, TheBootleg.com has word on who Mark Marquess and Steve Rodriguez will likely be starting in Monday's 1 p.m. Regional Final.
June 2, 2008
Stanford scrapped together two runs in the bottom of the ninth before Cal's Charlie Cutler singled home the winning run with two out in the tenth. Stanford had a chance in the bottom of the extra frame, but there was no joy in Mudville: mighty Toby would strike out.
May 9, 2008
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 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