Mark Romanczuk Pitches Complete Game Shutout In Stanford's 6-0 Win Over USC
Feb. 25, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - Mark Romanczuk pitched the first complete game shutout of his collegiate career to lift No. 13 Stanford (8-5) to a 6-0 victory over previously unbeaten and No. 22 USC (4-1) in the opener of a non-conference series on Friday at Sunken Diamond. Romanczuk (3-2) allowed just four hits and struck out 12 as he became the first Pac-10 pitcher to win his third contest of the season. Chris Minaker (4-4, 2 2B, RBI) had four hits and a pair of doubles for the Cardinal, while Chris Lewis and Jed Lowrie drove in two runs each.
'I needed a good start for myself but more important for the team,' said Romanczuk. 'I told myself that I was going to find a way to win and that I owed the team.'
The victory snapped a season-long three-game losing streak for Stanford, who improved to 7-0 at home this season and has won 45 of its last 50 games at home overall.
Roberto Lopez (2-4) had half of USC's hits.
Trojan starter Zack Kalter (1-1) suffered the loss, allowing four runs (one earned) and five hits with three walks and three strikeouts over the first 5.0 innings.
USC was victimized by a season-high four errors that led to four of Stanford's six runs being unearned.
Stanford and USC continue the series Saturday and Sunday with starts scheduled each day for 1 pm, PT. Stanford is scheduled to start RHP Jeff Gilmore (2-1, 3.09) on Saturday versus Trojan righthander Ian Kennedy (1-0, 0.00).
A full recap will follow.