CARDINAL CORNER . . . Stanford Athletic Director Bernard Muir announced the hiring of Ted Sobolewski as Stanford's Director of Men's Rowing and Brian Swingly as head coach of Stanford sailing. Sobolewski joins the Cardinal after serving as the associate head coach at Northeastern for the previous four seasons. Swingly comes to The Farm after 13 years with the Coast Guard Academy sailing team, including the last 10 as head coach . . . Stanford head coach Kate Bertko and the women's lightweight rowing program were honored as the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Coach and Crew of the Year, Stanford has captured the IRA team championship each of the last five years . . . Stanford athletes continue to gain popularity as Pan American Games rosters are being set across the region. Junior women's basketball forward Alyssa Jerome is the latest as she was named to Canada's roster for the Pan American Games that start Aug. 6 in Lima, Peru. Cardinal teammate Kiana Williams will play for the U.S. . . . Stanford senior and reigning AVCA National Player of the Year Kathryn Plummer joins 13 others who were named to the United States' women's national volleyball team that will compete at the Pan American Cup, which opens Saturday in Peru . . . Flo Track reported that Stanford Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Chris Miltenberg left The Farm to take over the same positions at North Carolina . . . Stanford won the 2018-19 Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup, extending its streak to 25 consecutive seasons of winning the award, presented to the most successful intercollegiate athletic department in the nation.
BASEBALL ROUNDUP . . . Palo Alto will open the Northern California 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth state championships at 4 p.m. Saturday against the District 2 champion Sonoma at the Belmont Sports Complex . . . Former Sacred Heart Prep star Andrew Daschbach signed with the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday for $250,000 ($125,000 counting against the bonus pool). He was taken in the 11th round, the 318th overall pick. Daschbach, represented by Creative Artists Agency, became the third Cardinal to sign with the Orioles following Kyle Stowers and Maverick Handley. He could even join the duo with the Aberdeen Iron Birds. CAA also represents Buster Posey and Palo Alto resident Hunter Bishop, the Arizona State slugger who was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and signed for 4.1 million dollars on Saturday.