STANFORD, California (June 3, 2017)— No. 8 Stanford belted three home runs to knock No. 26 BYU baseball from the NCAA region tournament on Saturday, 9-1 at Sunken Diamond.
The Cougars ended their season with a 38-21 record, tying for the ninth-most wins in school history. Stanford improved to 42-15, giving its retiring coach Mark Marquess at least one more game in his stellar 41-year career at Stanford, his alma mater where he roomed with future BYU graduate Mitt Romney as collegians.
BYU gave Marquess and the Cardinal a better game, at least for six innings, than the spread of a 9-1 score.
It was though, an incredible season for Mike Littlewood and the Cougars, getting back into the NCAA tournament field for the first time since 2002. Adam Mikulich had the former BYU player and two of his upperclassmen in-studio Monday night on Talkin’ Sports.