David Esquer knows what it’s like to win it all at Stanford.
The Stanford alum helped lead his team to the College World Series and won a national championship as a starting shortstop in 1987 to close out his career with the Cardinal.
After a long, successful tenure with Cal, Esquer returned to his home on The Farm and won the Pac-12 last season at 46-12 and he’s followed that up with a 45-12 record this season.
What Esquer has tried to deliver in his first two years is that same experience that he had as a player so many years ago. He wants his team to experience Omaha, Neb., the CWS and a national title. To get there, the Cardinal had to get over the hump and get themselves into a super regional. Now, they’ve got another major hurdle to take down Mississippi State in Starkville this weekend.
For more on Stanford, see the notebook in Saturday's Starkville Daily News.