No. 24 Stanford Starts Six-Game Road Trip With 8-0 Win At UC Davis

May 2, 2005

Davis, Calif. - No. 24 Stanford (25-15) began a season-long six-game road trip with an 8-0 win in a non-conference game at UC Davis (21-22) on a pleasant Monday afternoon at Dobbins Baseball Stadium. The victory was the fifth in the last six contests for the Cardinal, while UC Davis has now dropped eight in a row. Jeff Gilmore, Mark Romanczuk and Greg Reynolds combined on the three-hit shutout and struck out a team season-high 13 batters. Adam Sorgi (2-5, 3B, 3 RBI) drove in a career-high three runs to lead the Cardinal offense, while Jim Rapoport (1-1, 2B, RBI, 2 SB) walked a career-high five times, reached base in all six of his plate appearances and tied a career-high with a pair of stolen bases.

Gilmore (7-1) was credited with the win as the first of three or more Stanford hurlers in a predetermined pitching rotation, holding the Aggies scoreless while scattering three hits and a walk with two strikeouts over the first 3.0 frames. Romanczuk retired the final 12 batters he faced in a stellar outing, not allowing a hit and striking out seven while giving up only a walk to the first batter he faced. Reynolds (2.0 IP, 4 SO) closed out the contest.

Chris Minaker (2-4, 2B), Brendan Domaracki (2-5, 2 RBI) and Jed Lowrie (2-5, RBI) each added a pair of hits for the Cardinal.

UC Davis starter Paul Gonzales (1-2) took the loss, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts in 4.0 plus innings.

The Aggies did not have a player with more than one hit but Grant Hirneise did double.

Stanford continues its road trip at Nevada on Tuesday, May 3 (2 pm, PT) before resuming Pac-10 action at California this Friday-Sunday, May 6-8, 2:30, 1, 1 pm, PT). The Cardinal will conclude the season-long six-game swing away from Sunken Diamond at Santa Clara on Tuesday, May 10 (6 pm, PT). Stanford next returns home for a three-game Pac-10 series against UCLA from Friday-Sunday, May 13-15 (6, 1, 1 pm, PT).

A full recap will follow.

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