baseball-d1 flag

NCAA.com | January 21, 2015

2015 College Baseball Preview

The Road to Omaha doesn't begin in the spring; coaches already are driving their players toward the College World Series. It's the rise-n-grind that players tweet about; it's the workout pictures that are shared on social media. It's the day-in, day-out work that coaches and players hope will separate their team in June. Before the first pitch in February, NCAA.com is highlighting teams that may reach the Mecca of college baseball: Omaha.

Stanford Cardinal
• 2014: 35-26 (16-14 Pac-12)
• Head coach: Mark Marquess (39th season)
Cardinal's team website

1. What can fans expect from this squad in 2015? Team baseball.

2. What is the one thing that this year’s team does best? Pitch. We return 100 percent of our starting pitching from last year.

3. Bottom of the ninth, tied game, two outs, winning run on second … which player does this team want to step up to the plate? Tommy Edman. He hit a walk-off, two-run home run to win the Bloomington Regional last season.

4. If this team had one game to win, which pitcher would get the ball? Cal Quantrill. He’s a preseason All-American.

5. Who are we most likely to see make a "SportsCenter Top 10" play on this squad? Junior infielder Drew Jackson.

6. What does Omaha mean to this team? We have been close;  three out of four years we have gone to the super regional ... it’s time.

-- Stanford assistant coach Brock Ungricht

TOP RETURNING HITTERS
PLAYER AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI
Zach Hoffpauir .324 59 219 36 71 9 5 7 35
Tommy Edman .256 58 195 21 50 8 0 3 18
Jack Klein .256 27 43 13 11 2 0 1 6
TOP RETURNING PITCHERS
PLAYER ERA W-L SV IP H ER BB K B/AVG.
Cal Quantrill 2.68 7-5 0 110.2 90 33 34 98 .221
Brett Hanewich 3.17 4-4 0 76.2 79 27 31 49 .275
John Hochstatter 3.36 10-3 0 80.1 60 30 35 38 .214

3 women’s soccer players who could win the Hermann Trophy this year

The 2018 winner -- Stanford's Catarina Macario -- is back to defend her crown, but there’s a few other players who might have something to say about her going back-to-back.
READ MORE

9 NCAA women’s soccer players who could break out on the world stage

18 NCAA national championships were represented in this past year's FIFA Women's World Cup. As the NCAA women's soccer season sets to begin, let's take a look at the players to keep an eye on who could break out on the international stage sooner rather than later.
READ MORE

Tiger Woods' college career: Records, history, achievements

Tiger Woods attended Stanford from 1994 through 1996 before he turned professional. Here is a look at his college achievements, including his 1996 NCAA individual championship.
READ MORE
Division I
College World Series
June 13-23/24, 2020
TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, NE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners