Palo Alto Native David Stringer Pitches Stanford To 5-2 Win Over Nevada
Feb. 21, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - David Stringer faced the minimum number of batters and took a one-hitter through five innings to lead Stanford (7-3) to a 5-2 victory over Nevada (3-6) in a non-conference game at Sunken Diamond on a pleasant Tuesday afternoon. Making his first collegiate start on the mound, the 2004 Palo Alto high school graduate allowed a leadoff single to prep teammate Durell Williams and then got 15 consecutive outs before Leo Radkowski reached on an error to lead off the sixth. Stringer (5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 SO) struck out seven batters -- including two each in the third, fourth and fifth innings -- and did not walk a batter to even his record at 1-1.
Freshman relievers Austin Yount (2.2 IP, 1 BB, 2 SO) and Jeremy Bleich (1.0 IP, 1 SO) closed out the victory with Bleich picking up his team-leading fourth save by setting down the Wolf Pack in order in the top of the ninth. Yount got Stringer out of a jam in the sixth inning, getting the final two outs after coming in with two runs already across, another runner on first base and the tying run at the plate.
Stanford, who closed out a 10-game homestand with Tuesday's victory, will now head out on the road for 10 in a row beginning with a three-game non-conference series at Fresno State this Friday-Sunday, February 24-26 (6:35, 1:05, 1:05 pm).
A full recap will follow.