No. 13 Arizona Tops Stanford, 8-1
April 13, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Preston Guilmet struck out a career-high 15 batters and tossed a five-hitter to lead No. 13 Arizona (29-6, 7-0 Pac-10) to an 8-1 victory over Stanford (14-16, 0-7 Pac-10) in the opener of a three-game Pac-10 series at Sunken Diamond on Friday. Guilmet blanked the Cardinal for the final seven innings after giving up a Brian Juhl homer in the bottom of the second inning.
Arizona extended the longest win streak in NCAA Division I college baseball to 15 games, while the Cardinal lost for the seventh time in its last eight contests overall and has now started Pac-10 play with seven consecutive losses for the first time since the league became known as the Pac-10 in 1977.
'You have to give Preston Guilmet credit,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess. 'He just really dominated us tonight, and we just didn't have the chance to get much get going.'
T.J. Steele (3-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI) and C.J. Ziegler (3-5, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, SB) both homered and had three hits for the Wildcats, while Colt Sedbrook (3-5, 2B) and Brad Glenn (2-5, 2B, SB) each had a pair of hits.
Stanford starter Jeremy Bleich (1-6) took the loss, allowing six runs on nine hits and three walks with four strikeouts over the first 6.2 innings. Max Fearnow (2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 SO) also pitched for the Cardinal.
Stanford and Arizona will continue the series on Saturday and Sunday with scheduled start times each day at 1 pm, PT. Stanford is scheduled to go with RHP Jeffrey Inman (2-2, 6.02) on the mound Saturday, while Arizona will counter with LHP Brad Mills (7-2, 3.21). Sunday's game will serve as Community Day across the Stanford campus with Arizona RHP Ryan Perry (0-0, 6.19) slated to pitch for the Wildcats, while Stanford has yet to announce a probable starter for the series finale.
Tickets for the final two games of the Arizona series and all regular season Stanford Baseball home contests are available online at gostanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD. On game days, tickets may be purchased at the Sunken Diamond Ticket Office window beginning one hour before first pitch. For group ticket information (groups of 10 or more), call 650-725-2876.
A full recap will follow.