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Appel, Card to kick off Regional with Fresno

A big Friday and a big Monday pending for Appel

The Bootleg encourages you to bring your headphones to Sunken Diamond and tune into 90.1 FM (kzsulive.stanford.edu worldwide) as Stanford opens the postseason up at home against Fresno State. First pitch is 6 p.m. Friday, with the pregame show scheduled to go on air at 5:30 p.m. PST.

When Stanford's Mark Appel last faced Fresno State's Aaron Judge three months ago, the 6-foot-7, 255-pound stalwart in the middle of the Bulldogs' lineup blasted consecutive homers against the Cardinal righty. Those shots, coupled with a huge Chris Mariscal double in the bottom of the sixth inning, propelled Fresno State to a 7-4 Friday night victory over the then-No. 1 team in the country. As it...

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