HOME RUN HAPPY ...Sacred Heart Prep product Andrew Daschbach hit four home runs and drove in five runs in helping third-ranked Stanford topple visiting Cal Poly 7-1 in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday night. He became the first Cardinal to hit four home runs in a game. No one else had hit more than three. Stanford plays Oregon State in a three-game Pac-12 Conference series at home this weekend. Friday's game time is 6 p.m. The teams are part of a three-way tie, with UCLA, for first place in conference play.
HEY COACH ...Stanford Director of Athletics Bernard Muir announced the hiring of Dan Schemmel as the school's men's swimming coach. Schemmel, who becomes the sixth coach in program history, spent the previous three years as coach of both the men's and women's programs at Hawai'i. The women's program won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship in each of those three seasons while the men's team captured its first conference championship since 2006.
THE RIZE OF LACROSSE ...NorCal RIZE, a local club lacrosse team will be hosting tryouts for its summer program on Saturday between noon and 4 p.m. at Menlo-Atherton High for girls about to enter seventh grade through rising high school seniors. Interested players are requested to register on at www.norcalrize.com/tryouts. All levels from absolute beginners to the most advanced players are welcome. This is a no-cut club, which will place you on a team that fits your level. For information, visit www.norcalrize.com/about.
ON THE SHORT LIST ...The Olympic Club of San Francisco named Stanford's Makenzie Fischer one of three finalists for the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award. The award is given to the outstanding female and male collegiate water polo players in the United States as voted by Division I coaches. The winners will be announced at the 20th Annual Cutino Awards Dinner to be held Saturday, June 1 at The Olympic Club's City Clubhouse. Fischer, also a finalist last year, is up for the award along with Amanda Longan and Paige Hauschild of USC.
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