Stanford Wins Sunday's Rubber Game Over California, 6-4
May 7, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Chris Lewis (2-4, HR, 3 RBI) hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and then drove in another run with a two-out RBI single in the eighth to lift Stanford (22-21, 7-11 Pac-10) to a 6-4 victory over California (24-24, 9-12 Pac-10) in the rubber game of a Pac-10 series Sunday. Jeremy Bleich (3-4) earned the win, allowing just one run on two hits and two walks over 4.1 innings of sparkling relief before before a Sunken Diamond season-high crowd of 2586. Erik Davis thwarted a ninth inning California rally when he forced Chris Errecart to hit into a bases loaded game-ending 5-2-3 double play after the Golden Bears had already scored a run in the frame.
Stanford begins a five-game road swing with a non-conference contest at Santa Clara next Tuesday, May 9 (6 pm, PT). The Cardinal will also play at Sacramento State on Wednesday, May 10 (2:30 pm, PT), before visiting Washington for another critical three-game Pac-10 series Friday-Sunday, May 12-14 (6:30 pm, 2 pm, 1 pm, PT).
A full recap will follow.