vs. No. 2 Indiana State (35-16)
Friday, May 30 • 11 a.m. PT
• Cal Quantrill (5-5, 2.92) vs. Ryan Keaffaber (3-1, 2.80 ERA)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Stanford opens NCAA regional play against No. 2-seeded Indiana State Friday afternoon at Indiana's Bart Kaufman Stadium. Cal Quantrill, the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, will face Ryan Keaffaber, the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year.
Two conference freshmen of the year set to start the first game of the Bloomington Regional. pic.twitter.com/l3paoXv9B3— Stanford Baseball (@StanfordBSB) May 30, 2014
Quantrill is Stanford's usual Friday night starter, but Keaffaber being named Indiana State's No. 1 guy comes as a surprise to some. The newcomer owns a team-best 2.80 ERA, although he has only started two games. "Keaffaber has been our most consistent pitcher the last month of the season," said Indiana State head coach Mitch Hannahs.
Today's game, as well as the rest of the Bloomington Regional, will be aired on ESPN3.
No. 1-seed Indiana takes on No. 4 Youngstown State at 4 p.m. PT.