Stanford ace Quantrill to have Tommy John surgery 

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  • Stanford sophomore ace Cal Quantrill will have Tommy John surgery Friday, ending his season.
Stanford ace Cal Quantrill, a top prospect for the 2016 baseball draft, needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of this season.

The son of former major-league reliever Paul Quantrill was 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in three starts. The sophomore right-hander threw seven innings in a 5-3 win at Rice on Feb. 27, but then missed his last start with what Cardinal coach Mark Marquess called “soreness.”

Stanford made the announcement Sunday. Quantrill is slated to have surgery on Friday.

Quantrill, a native of Port Hope, Ontario, was projected as a first-round draft pick in 2016 and appeared on several preseason All-America lists. He went 7-5 with a 2.68 ERA last season while being selected the Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year.

Stanford is off this week due to exams and will open Pac-12 play this week against Arizona.


Freshman catcher Brett Cumberland hit a two-run double late, but it wasn’t enough as the Golden Bears (15-4, 2-1 Pac-12) were edged by the eighth-ranked Ducks (14-6, 1-2) at Evans Diamond, ending their 10-game winning streak. Cal took two of three in the Pac-12-opening series.

Bears freshman left-hander Matt Ladrech (3-2) pitched six innings, allowing three unearned runs on six hits with one walk and one strikeout.

Trailing 3-0 in the seventh inning, Cumberland doubled to right-center to pull Cal within 3-2. However, the Bears couldn’t push across the tying run and Oregon tacked on a solo homer in the top of the eighth inning.

Cal travels to USF for a nonconference game Tuesday at 2 p.m. before heading to Seattle to resume Pac-12 play Friday against Washington.

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