Former Stanford standouts help San Jose Giants open season


Former Stanford baseball standouts Brian Ragira and Austin Slater will begin the 2015 baseball season with the San Jose Giants when they open their season on Thursday.

Ragira is a returning member of the Giants, who have won the California League 11 times while producing a league-record streak of 11 consecutive winning seasons.

Ragira, a first baseman, led the 2014 San Jose Giants in home runs (20) and RBI (82) to go with a .260 batting average. He hit 15 of his home runs after the All-Star break last year.

Slater, a second baseman, has joined the Giants and is expected to play a leading role.

Slater debuted professionally last summer with Salem-Keizer after his selection in the eighth round of the 2014 draft. He led the Volcanoes with a .347 batting average last season.


The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced Stanford University as one of the top 64 coed intramural and sport club tennis teams that have qualified to represent colleges and universities across the country in the 2015 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship, which will be played at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C., Thursday through Saturday.

The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 35,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate coed club play. Since its inception in 2000, Tennis On Campus has grown significantly and today is played on more than 600 college campuses across the country.

This year, three schools will make their debut at Nationals in a field that also includes defending champion California and Club of the Year Cornell. Teams participating in the Tennis On Campus National Championship have advanced through USTA section championship play or received automatic bids from winning at the Fall or Spring Invitational.

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