Stanford Downs Pacific, 14-8

May 24, 2006

Stockton, Calif. (PacificTigers.com) - Sophomore Justin Baum broke the Pacific career home run record with his 29th blast, but it wasn't enought as the Pacific Tigers fell to Stanford, 14-8, on Wednesday, May 24.

The loss dropped Pacific to 27-25 on the season, while Stanford moved to 30-23 with the win.

In a game that featured a combined 22 runs and 33 hits, the Tigers struck first in the bottom of the second as seniors Anthony Jackson and Ramon Glasgow stroked one-out singles to put runners on first and second. Following a wild pitch and a strikeout, Pacific sophomore John Joines guided a single through the right side to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.

Pacific added to their lead in the third inning as Glasgow chopped a bases loaded two-out infield single up the middle to score senior Matt Berezay (Manteca, Calif.), who reached on a walk. Pacific, however, left the bases loaded, opening a door for the Cardinal.

Stanford seized the opportunity with three runs in top of the fourth to tie the game, then took the lead, 4-3, with a single run in the top of the fifth. The big blast for the Cardinal was a two-run home run in the fourth by second baseman Chris Lewis.

Baum and the Tigers responded with a five-run bottom of the fifth to reclaim the lead. Baum led off the inning with a mammoth solo home run over the left field foul pole. It was Baum's 12th home run of the season and the 29th in his two-year career at Pacific, breaking the former record of 28 home runs, held by Walt Poole (1977-80).

The Tigers went on to score four more runs in the inning as Stanford pitchers issued three walks, two hit batsmen and three hits in the inning, including a two-run single by Pacific sophomore Brett Manning and an RBI double off the bat of sophomore Adam Ching.

Pacific's lead, however, was short lived as Stanford tallied six runs on six singles and two walks in the top of the sixth to take a 10-8 lead.The Cardinal added four more runs in the top of the seventh, making the final score 14-8.

Pacific freshman Ty'Relle Harris suffered the loss (5-6) as he allowed three runs on four hits and a walk in one-third of an inning of relief.

Stanford's Austin Yount (3-0) picked up the win as he shut the door on the Tigers in the bottom of the fifth, then tossed four more innings of scoreless relief. Yount allowed just four hits and a walk in 4.1 innings of relief.

Glasgow led the Pacific offense as he was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI.

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