Stanford baseball’s 2023 season has come to an end. The Cardinal fell to Tennessee 6-4 Monday in a College World Series elimination game.

Stanford had an early lead, but could not hold off a Volunteer comeback. Finishing games has been an issue for the team in the postseason.

The Cardinal got to Tennessee starter Chase Dollander early. Stanford put 2 runs on the board in the bottom of the 1st inning.

The lead was extended to 4-0 in the bottom of the 3rd inning.

From there, the Stanford scoring dried up as the Tennessee bats got going.  The Vols turned to Chase Burns out of the bullpen and the move paid off. Burns tossed 6 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits the rest of the way.

By the 5th inning, it was a 4-4 ballgame.

The Vols made it 6-4 in the 7th inning and preserved the lead as they recorded 9 more outs by the Cardinal.