Stanford Clicks On All Cylinders In 7-1 Win Over No. 16 Arizona State
April 28, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (18-18, 4-9 Pac-10) clicked on all cylinders in a 7-1 victory over No. 16 Arizona State (28-15, 7-6 Pac-10) in the opener of a three-game Pac-10 series that was televised live nationally by CSTV on a warm night at Sunken Diamond. Greg Reynolds (4-3) tossed the first complete game of the season for the Cardinal and also go the distance for the first time in his collegiate career. Chris Lewis (4-5, 2B, 3B) had a career-high four hits and Chris Minaker (3-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI) added three hits in addition to driving in three runs to lead the offense, while Michael Taylor (2-4, 3B, 2 RBI) and Cord Phelps also drove in a pair of runs.
Preston Paramore provided Arizona State's only scoring with a solo homer with one out in the fifth inning.
Stanford jumped out to a 6-0 lead after four innings before Paramore's long ball and added the final run of the night for either team in the sixth.'This is what we're used to with Stanford Baseball,' said Reynolds about the team's performance on Friday. 'We just got the momentum going tonight and the results were much different than they have been recently.'
'We were all up for this game,' Reynolds added. 'This is the perfect game you envision for Stanford Baseball. The weather was nice, we were on national television, and we throw six runs on the board in the first four innings. That's what you think we would be doing all season. It's nice to see that we're starting to turn it around now.'
Arizona State starter Josh Satow (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season and was lifted after facing four batters in the bottom of the first inning without recording an out.
The teams continue the series on Saturday and Sunday with start times scheduled each day for 1:00 pm, PT.
A full recap will follow.