Former Stanford pitcher Sahil Bloom had dreams of playing in the MLB World Series but he has decided to take his career in a much different direction. He recently gave an interview to WickedLocal.com where he discussed how Stanford changed his life goals. Continue reading Stanford’s Bloom career heads in Different Direction
Jeff Metcalfe of AZCentral Sports is reporting that Arizona State quarterback Coltin Gerhart is looking to be a dual sport athlete this year for the Sun Devils. Gerhart is the brother of current Jacksonville Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart who had an excellent two sport career with the Stanford Cardinal before focusing on football at the professional level. Continue reading Arizona State’s Gerhart looking to be a Dual Sport Athlete
TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University has hired Indiana University head coach Tracy Smith as its fifth baseball coach, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents, Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson announced Tuesday.
Tim Esmay has resigned according to Jeff Metcalfe of The Arizona Republic. Esmay still had one year remaining on his contract. He had been the head coach of the Arizona State baseball program for the last five years where he went 33-24 overall and 19-11 in Pac-12 play. The Sun Devils had a disappointing end of the season where they went 0-2 in the NCAA Tournament.
NASHVILLE — Stanford’s Wayne Taylor sent the Nashville Super Regional to a third and deciding game with a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to beat Vanderbilt, 5-4, Saturday afternoon. The shot over the right center wall tied the series after Vanderbilt won the opener, 11-6, Friday.
“It was a great college baseball game,” said Mark Marquess, the Clarke and Elizabeth Nelson Director of Baseball. “A little bit too great for me late.”
Taylor lifted a 95 mile per hour fastball from Adam Ravenelle (3-2) towards the stands in right center, as Vanderbilt’s outfielders gave chase. The one-out shot in a 1-1 count carried over the wall and into the bleachers at Hawkins Field, silencing the sold-out crowd. Continue reading 2014 Nashville Super Regional: Stanford 5 Vanderbilt 4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The road to Omaha became considerably shorter for the Vanderbilt baseball team on Friday afternoon. Continue reading 2014 Nashville Super Regional: Vanderbilt 11 Stanford 6
Two wins. That’s all it takes. Two wins during the Super Regional round punches a ticket for a team to advance to the ultimate college baseball destination…Omaha.
For eight squads, that first win was within grasp on Friday. See who took the early advantage on the left side of the bracket:
Arizona State baseball struggled this season with a 33-24 campaign and head coach Tim Esmay is facing some intense heat from his athletic director Ray Anderson who was hired in January. Earlier, this year he stated that he was not happy with the direction of the program and today was a guest on 98.7 Arizona’s Sports Page where he made some interesting comments about Esmay. Continue reading Is Arizona State looking to make a Coaching Change?
Corvallis, Ore. – Andrew Morales and Evan Manarino combined for 7.2 innings on short rest as UC Irvine defeated No. 1 overall seed Oregon State 4-2 in the finale of the Corvallis Regional.
The Anteaters (39-23) play Oklahoma State in the Super Regionals in Stillwater, Okla., next. Oregon State (45-14) fell short at home in front of 3,435 baseball fans. Continue reading 2014 Corvallis Regional: Day 4 Recap