It’s not exactly going to boost his credibility come draft day, but you have to give Stanford third baseman Stephen Piscotty, a likely day-one pick, kudos for doing all he could Monday night.
Against St. Mary’s, Piscotty came on in the eighth-inning and got the final two outs before returning to his natural position. Unfortunately, the game went into extra-innings, requiring the slugger to head back to the mound to pitch the ninth, tenth and eleventh innings.
As surprising as it was to see a position player take the mound not once, but twice during the same game, it was even more of a shock to see how well Piscotty performed. The right-hander struck out three batters and worked his way around two singles in 3.2 innings in only his fifth appearance on the mound since he pitched in the Alaska Summer League back in 2010.
For his efforts, Piscotty picked up his first collegate victory.
He also paces the Cardinal (17-6) with 25 RBI.