No. 13 Stanford Drops Final Game Of Series To No. 22 USC, 8-2

Feb. 27, 2005

Box Score

Stanford, Calif. - No. 13 Stanford (9-6) dropped its first home game of the season and was denied a sweep of No. 22 USC (5-2) when the Trojans managed to take the finale of a three-game non-conference series at Sunken Diamond on Sunday. USC scored the first eight runs of the game before the Cardinal avoided being shutout by scoring twice in the bottom of the eighth. Stanford outhit the Trojans, 12-10, but left a season-high 13 runners on base.

Brett Bannister (2-0) picked up the win by keeping the Cardinal scoreless through the first 5.0 innings, giving up just three hits and one walk while striking out four. Michael Friedman (2.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER) and Paul Koss (1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 SO) finished the game on the hill for the Trojans.

Stanford starter Nolan Gallagher (0-2) suffered the loss for the Cardinal, allowing a pair of runs on four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 2.1 innings. Matt Leva (2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO), Greg Reynolds (2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 BB), Matt Manship (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) and Jeff Stimpson (1.0 IP, 1 H) also pitched for Stanford.

Jeff Clement (2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI), Darin Vieira (2-3, 2B, RBI), Daniel Perales (2-3) and Cyle Hankerd (2-4, 2 RBI) had two hits each for the Trojans.

Stanford had two hits each from Chris Minaker (2-5, 2B), John Mayberry, Jr. (2-5) and John Hester (2-5), while Ryan Seawell drove in both Cardinal runs.

Stanford will host California (9-4) in a three-game non-conference series at Sunken Diamond next Friday-Sunday, March 4-6 (5 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT). The Golden Bears extended their win streak to eight games after completing a three-game sweep of Saint Mary's on Sunday.

A full recap will follow.