Stanford Strong In 14-3 Victory At No. 24 USC

May 28, 2005

Los Angeles, Calif. - Stanford (32-22, 12-11 Pac-10) showed a strong all-around effort in a 14-3 victory over No. 24 USC (36-19, 14-9 Pac-10) on Saturday at Dedeaux Field to even a three-game series with the Trojans. Chris Minaker (3-6, 2 2B, 4 RBI) and John Hester (2-3, 2B, 4 RBI) each drove in four runs to lead the Cardinal offense, while Jeff Gilmore (9.0 IP, 12 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO) pitched a complete game to improve to 10-2 on the mound.

Adam Sorgi (3-5, 2B, RBI) and Ben Summerhays (3-5, RBI) also added three hits each for Stanford, while Jed Lowrie was 2-for-4 with a triple. Chris Lewis and Michael Taylor each drove in a pair of runs.Jeff Clement (2-3, HR, 2 RBI) homered and was one of four Trojans with two hits each as Zack Kalter (2-3, 2B), Billy Hart (2-4, RBI) and Blake Sharpe (2-4) joined Clement with a pair of hits apiece.

USC starter Anthony Encinas (6-4) took the loss, allowing six runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts over the first 3.1 innings.

Stanford and USC conclude the series and the 2005 regular season for both clubs on Sunday (1 pm, PT). USC is scheduled to start LHP Jack Spradlin (5-3, 4.39) on the mound, who was originally scheduled to start Saturday but moved back a day. Stanford has not announced a probable starter.

A full recap will follow.

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