Stanford (8-10, 1-2 Pac-12) has relied on consistent staring pitching over the last two weeks by its freshman-filled staff. The team could extend its run of 18 straight freshman starting pitchers, although Clarke and Elizabeth Nelson Director of Baseball Mark Marquess has not named a starter.
The Cardinal’s success on Tuesdays was last on display during an 11-1 blowout of rival California in Berkeley. Marquess secured his 1,500th career win in the contest, before Stanford went 3-3 in its last six games.
Danny Diekroeger has been Stanford’s hottest hitter since the milestone victory. He enters Tuesday on a seven-game hitting streak, while hitting .400 (12-25) during the run.
Stanford will look to produce off of Saint Mary’s pitching staff that allowed just five runs over its last three games. The Gaels (11-12, 3-0 WCC) swept a three-game series at Portland last weekend in its first West Coast Conference action of the year.
The Cardinal has won four straight against Saint Mary’s and five of six since 2011.
Stanford is back at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond this weekend for three games against Oregon.