Eight-Run First Propels California To 13-5 Win Over Stanford
April 22, 2007
Berkeley, Calif. - California (21-20, 5-7 Pac-10) scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back in a 13-5 win over Stanford (16-20, 2-10 Pac-10) in a marathon rubber game of a three-game series at Evans Diamond on Sunday that lasted four hours and two minutes. Eight of the 13 batters sent to the plate in California's first trip to the plate came up hits, while the Golden Bears also took advantage of two Stanford errors in the inning.
California has now won each of the last three series over the Cardinal played in Berkeley but Stanford still managed to win the season series between the clubs four games to two and has not lost a season series to California since 1978.
Sunday's loss combined with Washington State's win over Arizona sent the Cardinal into sole possession of last place in the Pac-10 at the halfway point of the league schedule.
Stanford will return to Sunken Diamond to begin a six-game homestand by hosting San Jose State (Record) in a non-conference contest on Tuesday, April 24 (6 pm, PT). The homestand will continue with a three-game conference series against defending College World Series champion Oregon State (Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, 7 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT) before concluding with another non-conference contest against Santa Clara on Tuesday, May 1 (6 pm, PT). The first two games of the Oregon State series will be televised live by Fox Sports Net and CSTV, respectively.
Tickets for the upcoming homestand 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.