Santa Clara Upsets No. 20 Stanford, 7-5
April 26, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - Santa Clara (19-22) scored three times in the top of the first inning and never trailed on its way to a 7-5 upset victory over No. 20 Stanford (24-15) in a non-conference game between the South Bay rivals at Sunken Diamond on Tuesday night. Ryan Conan (3-4, RBI) had three of Santa Clara's 13 hits, while the Broncos' Eric Newton (2-3, HR) hit the only home run of the contests with a solo shot to lead off the eighth. Adam Sorgi (3-4, RBI) had half of Stanford's six hits.
'We just didn't get much going offensively tonight and left a lot of runners on base,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess. 'It's disappointing; we didn't play very well.'
Stanford stranded 10 runners on base, leaving the bases loaded in the fourth and eighth innings.
Five Santa Clara pitchers issued 11 walks and the Broncos also made a pair of errors but turned three double plays and picked one Stanford runner off.
Santa Clara starter Anthony Rea (4-5) was credited with the victory as the first of three or more pitchers in a predetermined Santa Clara pitching rotation.
Stanford starter Erik Davis (2-1) suffered his first collegiate loss, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk while recording just one out in the first inning.
Stanford will be out of action until beginning a six-game swing at UC Davis on Monday, May 2 (2:30 pm, PT).
A full recap will follow.
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