No. 16 Stanford Holds On At USC, 7-6

March 10, 2006

Los Angeles, Calif. - Chris Lewis' two-RBI double with two outs in the top of the eighth inning proved to be the game-winner as No. 16 Stanford (11-5) held off a rally in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 7-6 win over USC (10-10) in the opener of a three-game non-conference series at Dedeaux Field. Lewis (3-4, 2B, 3 RBI) had a career-high-tying three hits and a season-high three RBI to lead the Cardinal offense. Erik Davis earned the save by retiring both batters he faced after coming into the game with the Cardinal holding on to a precarious 7-6 lead with the bases loaded and only one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

The teams are scheduled to continue the series on Saturday and Sunday with both games scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm, PT. RHP Matt Manship (0-1, 3.97) is slated to take the hill for Stanford on Saturday against USC RHP Ryan Cook (0-2, 7.20). USC is scheduled to go with LHP Tommy Milone (4-0, 4.45) on Sunday, while the Cardinal has not announced a probable starter.

A full recap will follow.

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