Andrew Daschbach Drafted to Baltimore Orioles (St. Raymond School Class of 2012)
St. Raymond School graduate, Andrew Daschbach was drafted last spring by the Baltimore Orioles. Daschbach, a standout first baseman at Stanford for the past three years was an All-Pac-12, Pac-12 All-Defense and Pac-12 All-Academic honoree this season. Daschbach had 17 home runs and 45 RBI in 2019, after leading the team with 17 home runs in 2018.
Andrew was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week last May when he went 4-for-4 with four home runs and five RBI in a 7-1 win over Cal Poly (May 14), also going 3-for-5 with a pair of triples and two runs scored in Stanford's 8-5 win over Oregon State (May 17). Daschbach finished three games that week with 23 total bases, six RBI and six runs, becoming Stanford's third Pac-12 Player of the Week in five weeks. Daschbach is the first player in program history, only player in the NCAA last season and the second player in Pac-12 history to hit four home runs in one game.
Andrew received Stanford Athletic's 2019 Bob Murphy award for the "Most unforgettable performance in an athletic contest" for his four home run game. The four home runs were off four different pitchers, and were hit to four different parts of the park- right, right center, center and left fields. There were no other home runs hit that night by either team.
The Cardinal (45-12-0, 22-7-0 Pac-12) earned a berth in the Super Regional round after winning the Stanford Regional with a 4-1 record. Stanford fell into the losers' bracket with a loss to Fresno State but won its next three, including the final two over the Bulldogs, to stay in contention. No. 4 Stanford opened its first Super Regional since 2014 facing No. 3 Mississippi State. Stanford was eliminated by Mississippi State ending their season.
Andrew is now playing for the Aberdeen Ironbrids, the minor league Class A Short Season Affiliate for the Orioles and having a great summer. We are very excited to follow Andrew’s career in major league baseball.