2006 Stanford Baseball Team Tops Alumni, 15-3

Oct. 23, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - The 2006 Stanford Baseball team scored seven runs in the bottom of the second inning and added five more in the sixth to cruise to a 15-3 victory in the school's annual Alumni Game played Sunday at Sunken Diamond. Chris Lewis' grandslam capped the seven-run Cardinal second, while Joey August hit a three-run homer to key the five-run Cardinal sixth. Starting pitcher Rex Petrill (3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SO) picked up the victory on the mound.

Stanford's Jeff Whitlow (2-3) was the only player in the game for either team with more than one hit. August, Jeremy Bleich, Brendan Domaracki, John Hester, Brian Juhl, Lewis, Brent Milleville, Chris Minaker, Randy Molina, Cord Phelps, Jim Rapoport, Michael Taylor and Austin Yount each had one hit for the Cardinal. Stanford finished with six extra-base hits as Milleville (3B), Juhl (2B), Molina (2B) and Yount (2B) joined Lewis and August in the category.

Phelps drove in a pair of runs to add to the multiple-hit games by Lewis and August. Jeff Boes, Milleville, Minaker and Molina each had one RBI.

Eight different Alumni - Jeff Austin, David Cornell, Tony Detter, Jed Lowrie, Edmund Muth, Nate Olmstead, Lyle Smith and Jason Young - had one hit each. Detter, Olmstead and Paul Zuvella each added one RBI. Doubles by Smith and Young were the team's lone two extra-base hits.Grant Escue (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 SO), Blake Hancock (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER) and David Stringer (2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) pitched in relief for the Cardinal.

Matt Marenghi (1.0 IP, 3 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB) took the loss for the Alumni after coming on to pitch the second inning. Lee Plemel (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 K) started the contest for the Alumni, while Cliff Kalinowski (1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 BB), Austin (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 K, 2 BB), Al Arthur (1.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 SO), John Yandle (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) and Mario Iglesias (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) all saw relief work for the Alumni.

The Alumni struck first with a pair of runs off Petrill in the top of the second when Detter and Zuvela drove in runs during back-to-back at bats with an RBI single and sacrifice fly. Olmstead had started the inning with a walk and Lowrie singled two batters later to give the Alumni runners on first and second base with one out.

Stanford came right back with its seven-run second frame to take a 7-2 lead. The Cardinal took advantage of three walks and a hit batsmen by Marenghi, scoring their first three runs on a passed ball, wild pitch and RBI single by Minaker before Lewis cleared the bases with his grandslam.

The Cardinal extended its margin to 9-2 with two more in the third. Molina walked to lead off the inning and scored on Milleville's RBI triple before a sacrifice fly from Boes.

Stanford added another run in the fourth when Domaracki singled with two outs and scored on a Molina double.

The Alumni picked up its only other run in the sixth when Austin led off with an infield hit and scored three batters later on Olmstead's RBI single.

Juhl doubled and J.J. Jelmini walked to lead off Stanford's six-run sixth before August's long ball. Yount was hit by a pitch to restart the rally. Back-to-back one-out singles from Bleich and Whitlow loaded the bases to set the stage for a two-RBI single by Phelps.

Dick Knudtsen's three-RBI double with two outs in the top of the second inning capped a five-run frame for the visiting team and proved to be the winning margin in a 5-3 victory over the home squad in a three-inning Old Timers Game. Jim Coate allowed just one hit in a scoreless first inning to earn the victory, while Nick Peterson scattered four hits and three runs over the final 2.0 frames to close out the victory.

Bill Worden was 2-for-2 with a double for the winning offense, while Pepe Hinojosa, Rodger Irvine and Mike Robbins added one hit each. Peterson drove in a run with a second inning sacrifice fly, while Ray Swarts was also credited with an RBI when he reached on a fielding error.

Jim Brandt and Al Arthur were both 2-for-2 with a double for the home squad with Arthur also driving in a pair of runs. Lyle Smith also singled and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, while Lee Plemel singled for the team's other hit.

'Once again, the Alumni Game was a great event,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess. 'It was so much fun for everyone involved.'

A full list of Alumni that participated in Sunday's Alumni Game festivities included Bill Alhouse (1951, Coach), Al Arthur (1976, P), Jonny Ash (2004, 3B), Jeff Austin ('98, P), Jim Brandt ('61, OF), Jeff Bruksch (2001, P), Jim Coate (1971, P), David Cornell (1992, OF), Tony Detter (1992, INF), Gil Duncan (1955, P), Joel Erickson (1977, INF), John Gall (2000, INF/OF), Jeff Gilmore (2005, P), Pepe Hinojosa (1978, OF), Mario Iglesias (1996, P), Rodger Irvine (1953, INF), Cliff Kalinowski (1995, P), Dick Knudtsen (1966, 3B), Todd LaRocca (1994, INF), Jed Lowrie (2005, INF), Matt Marenghi (1994, P), Mark Marquess (1969, 1B), Aaron Mata (1995, C), John Mayberry, Jr. (2005, 1B), Hal Messner (1958, 3B), Edmund Muth (2000, OF), Cabe Nicksic (1999, C), David O'Hagan (2004, P), Nate Olmstead (1994, OF), Nick Peterson (1973, P), Lee Plemel (1988, P), Mike Robbins (1996, P), Mark Romanczuk (2005, P), Vince Sakowski (1983, INF), Rich Scramaglia (1955, 2B), Lyle Smith (1984, C), Darryl Stephens (1984, OF), Dean Stotz (1975, P), Ray Swarts (1955, 3B), Len Swartz (1955, C), Brodie VanWagenen (1996, OF), Chuck Williams (1969, INF), Bill Worden (1981, C), John Yandle (1977, P), Jason Young (2000, P) and Paul Zuvella (1980, INF).

Stanford is scheduled to open its 2006 regular season by hosting Cal State Fullerton in a three-game non-conference series from Friday-Sunday, February 3-5 (5 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm). The squad opened approximately three weeks of official team fall practice on Sunday, October 9.

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