STANFORD - It's impossible to imagine that Stanford baseball's past weekend could have gone any…
Q&A: Alex Blandino and Mark Appel
Well, on a warm Friday evening at Sunken Diamond, everything changed. Stanford finally re-discovered its early season offensive form, and it didn't happen against the Sisters of the Poor. That series-opening 18-hit domination came against Brady Rodgers, who had entered the game as the most statistically dominant pitcher in the nation. Stanford rattled off 17-5, 8-7, and 9-5 wins to sweep the Pitchforks and steer the ship back toward Omaha. Alex Blandino and Mark Appel were perhaps the two biggest contributors. Blandino's eight hits on the weekend included three home runs and a walk-off knock, while Appel persevered through lingering fatigue from last week's 149-pitch effort to set the tone and defeat the Sun Devils on Friday. Here is some perspective from two of the Stanford stars of the weekend: Mark Appel Brady Rodgers entered the game Friday with some absurd numbers (55 strikeouts, seven walks, 1.12 ERA). Did you have fun competing against him again? It was a lot of fun. It...
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