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Stanford, Cal NCAA Baseball Weekly Review: Young Pitching Keep Stanford, Cal Winning

As the Stanford Cardinal and California Golden Bears baseball season rolls on, their young guns in their pitching staff have kept them in the winning column more often than not. This last week was no different as both teams posted some quality wins against some quality opponents, let's take a closer look at how each team fared:

The Cardinal finished 2-3 for the week, including a 3-1 victory over the San Jose State Spartans in San Jose on Tuesday. Sophomore Dean McArdle, who recently had lost his weekend spot in the rotation, pitched his longest outing in a month in the Cardinal's victory over SJSU, lasting 5.1 innings while allowing only 3 hits and one earned run. McArdle retired 11 straight Spartans at one point during the game, and moved him to 6-2 on the season with a 4.19 ERA in 12 appearances in 2011.

Stanford is now 22-16 overall and 6-9 in Pac-10 play. Next up the Cardinal will host the Washington Huskies for a three game set at Sunken Diamond, then a single game at Pacific University, followed by another home meeting with U.C. Davis.

As for the Golden Bears, they finished 2-2 for the week, including a 4-1 win at the Santa Clara Broncos on Tuesday. Freshman Kyle Porter had his longest outing of his collegiate carrer, going for 5 innings with 5 hits, 1 earned run and one strikeout in Cal's victory on Tuesday over Santa Clara. It was only his second start ever at Cal, but effectively moved his record to 4-0 for the year with a 1.87 ERA.

Cal is now 27-14 on the year including a 11-7 record in Pac-10 play. The Bears will have a 3 game set in Corvallis against Oregon State next, then will have an elongated break until the 17th of May before their next game at U.C. Davis.