Stanford Forces Second NCAA Regional Championship Game With 10-9 Extra-Inning Victory Over Texas
May 27, 2001
Stanford, CA - Carlos Quentin's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Chris O'Riordan to lift Stanford to a 10-9 victory overTexas in the first NCAA Regional Championship Game at Sunken Diamond. The two teams will square off again in a second ChampionshipGame again at Sunken Diamond at 6 p.m. PST. The winner will advance to an NCAA Super Regional versus South Carolina. Stanford hasnever swept a doubleheader on the final day of an NCAA Regional to move on in the NCAA Tournament.
Quentin drilled a 1-0 pitch from Gerrit Simpson into right field to send Sunken Diamond into a frenzy. O'Riordan had singled to left field withone out in the bottom of the 10th inning to start the rally and moved to second base on a walk to Ken Tirpack.
Texas's Ben King sent the game into extra innings when he hit a three-run homer off Stanford reliever Mike Wodnicki down the right field line totie the score at 9-9 in the top of the 9th inning.
Andy Topham had his first two-homer game and had four RBI to pace Stanford's offense, which exploded for five runs in the 6th inning tocounter a five-run 5th inning by the Longhorns.
Quentin (4-6, 4 RBI) set a career-high with four hits, including his game-winning hit.