Arizona State Scores Three In Bottom Of Ninth To Top No. 14 Stanford, 6-5
April 16, 2005
Tempe, Ariz. - Arizona State (24-15, 5-3 Pac-10) rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 6-5 victory over No. 14 Stanford (20-13, 4-4 Pac-10) on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in a three-game set between the clubs at Packard Stadium. Joe Persichina drew a two-out bases loaded walk from Stanford reliever Nolan Gallagher to bring home Colin Curtis with the game-winning run. Travis Buck had tied the game earlier in the inning with a two-run homer off losing pitcher Blake Holler (6-2).
Buck (2-5, HR, 3 RBI) and Persichina had three RBI each for the Sun Devils, while Rocky Laguna also had a pair of hits.
Reliever Ty Marotz (1-1) recorded his first victory of the season by holding the Cardinal scoreless in the ninth.
The teams will conclude the series on Sunday (1:00 pm, MT/PT). Arizona State is scheduled to start RHP Pat Bresnehan (3-3, 4.22), while Stanford has announced a probable pitcher for the contest.
A full recap will follow.
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