Stanford Wins 5-1 Over Rikkio University In Exhibition Contest

Feb. 13, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford scored three times in the bottom of the first inning and five Cardinal pitchers allowed just one run and five hits in a 5-1 exhibition victory over Rikkio University of Japan on Tuesday at Sunken Diamond. Jason Castro (3-4, 2 2B, RBI) had three hits for the Cardinal, while Sean Ratliff (2-4, 2B), Michael Taylor (2-4, RBI) and Toby Gerhart (2-4) added two each. Ryan Seawell also doubled and had a pair of RBI.

Starter Austin Yount was the winning pitcher in a predetermined pitching rotation, allowing just one hit and striking out one in his 2.0 innings of work. Brandt Walker (2.0 IP, 3 H, 1, 2 BB, 2 SO), Tom Stilson (2.0 IP, 1 BB, 4 SO), Erik Davis (2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 SO) and Max Fearnow (1.0 IP, 2 SO) pitched in relief for the Cardinal.

Takafumi Goto (2-4) had two of Rikkio's five hits. Rikkio starter Yasuhiro Kuwazuru (4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 7 SO) took the loss. Yasunori Ozawa shut the Cardinal out over 4.0 innings of relief, spreading out five hits and striking out three.

Stanford (2-3) travels to No. 14 Texas (4-4) for a three-game series this Friday-Sunday, February 16-18 (2:30 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, CT). The Cardinal will then return home for 11 of its 12 next contests beginning with a single game versus San Francisco on Tuesday, February 20 (5 pm, PT) before hosting Kansas in a three-game series Friday-Sunday, February 23-25 (5 pm, 1 pm, 11 am, PT).

A full recap will follow.

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