Kansas Holds Off No. 19 Stanford, 5-4, For Second Straight Win Over Cardinal
Feb. 11, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Kansas (6-1) scored four times in the fourth inning on a pair of two-run homers by Ryne Price and Buck Afenir and then held off No. 19 Stanford (3-2) for a 5-4 victory Saturday at Sunken Diamond, their second in a row over the Cardinal. Chris Minaker (2-3, RBI, SB) had half of Stanford's four hits while Gus Milner (2-4) was the only Jayhawk player with more than one hit.
Kansas starter Ricky Fairchild (2-0) was credited with the win, holding the Cardinal to three runs (two earned) on four hits, a pair of walks, and a hit batsmen despite not striking out a Stanford batter over the first 5.1 innings. Don Czyz, the sixth Jayhawk pitcher of the game, earned his second save in as many days by setting down the Cardinal in order in the ninth.Stanford starter Matt Manship (0-1) took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits before he could get an out in the fateful fourth. Manship struck out four and did not walk a batter.
The teams conclude the series on Sunday with former Stanford righty Kodiak Quick (1-0, 1.29) slated to start for Kansas against Cardinal righthander Matt Leva (0-0, 0.00). First pitch is scheduled for a special start time of 11 am, PT.
A full recap will follow.