Stanford Takes Final Game Washington State Series, 5-3

March 27, 2006

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Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (12-9, 1-2 Pac-10) salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 5-3 victory over Washington State (20-7, 2-1 Pac-10) on Monday at Sunken Diamond. The victory allowed the Cardinal to avoid being swept in a regular season three-game home series for the first time since 1997, extending the run to 65 consecutive series.

Stanford led 3-0 before Washington State scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to cut the Cardinal lead to 3-2 but Randy Molina came through with a key two-run double in the bottom of the seventh that proved to be the winning margin.

Washington State came right back by scoring for a third straight inning in the eighth but Cardinal reliever Jeremy Bleich worked out of the jam, leaving the tying run on second and another Cougar on third when he retired Ryan Krauser and Mike Gilbert for the final two outs of the frame.

Stanford returns to action by hosting USC (15-11, 2-1 Pac-10) in a three-game Pac-10 series next Friday-Sunday, March 31 - April 2 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT).

A full recap will follow.

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