Kansas Upsets No. 19 Stanford, 8-2
Feb. 10, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Kansas (5-1) pulled off a 5-2 upset of No. 19 Stanford (3-1) in the opener of a three-game non-conference series on Friday night at Sunken Diamond. The contest was tied 2-2 when John Alman came through with a clutch two-out RBI single in the top of the eighth to score Jared Schweitzer with what proved to be the winning run. The Jayhawks scored five more runs in the ninth for the final margin.
Kansas starter Sean Land earned the victory, limiting the Cardinal to just two runs and three hits with four strikeouts and a walk over a career-best 7.0 innings. Don Czyz, who entered the game with the Jayhawks ahead just 3-2 going into the bottom of the ninth, struck out four over 2.0 scoreless frames to earn his second save of the campaign.
Chris Minaker provided Stanford's lone offensive highlight of the night with a two-run homer in the third that gave Stanford an early 2-0 advantage. Brian Juhl, who had singled to lead off the inning two batters earlier, also scored on the blast.
The teams continue the series Saturday (1 pm, PT) with RHP Ricky Fairchild (1-0, 1.80) scheduled to start for Kansas against Stanford RHP Matt Manship (0-0, 10.80). The series concludes Sunday with a special start time of 11 am, PT.
A full recap will follow.