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Chip on Their Shoulders, Baseball Hosts Cats

P John Hochstatter

Stanford baseball's memories of last season's debacle in the desert are not pleasant. The club had been rolling at 16-3 entering its late March set at Arizona. It had not yet lost a single series all season. Game one was going exactly as planned, as the Cardinal led the Wildcats 7-4 entering the bottom half of the ninth inning.

Follow @DavidMLombardi A Chance for Payback Then, the wheels came off. Arizona pounded ball after ball through its dry, rock-hard infield. Stanford closer David Schmidt only recorded one out, and the Wildcats plated four runs to stun the Cardinal in an 8-7 victory. The Wildcats were 4-2 victors the next night, and by the time April Fools' Day came around, the Farm Boys were hoping it was...

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