Stanford Solid In 7-2 Win Over Fresno State
April 25, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (17-21) arguably played one of its most complete games of the season in a 7-2 non-conference victory over Fresno State (26-21) at Sunken Diamond on a pleasant Wednesday. The victory in the makeup game of a contest originally scheduled as part of a three-game series February 9-11 gave the Cardinal a season sweep over the Bulldogs and ran Stanford's home win streak over Fresno State to nine in a row dating back to 1999.
Six Stanford players - Michael Taylor (3-4, RBI), Cord Phelps (2-3, 3 RBI), Brendan Domaracki (2-3), Brent Milleville (2-3), Joey August (2-4, RBI) and Sean Ratliff (2-5, 2B, HR, RBI) - combined for 13 of the 14 Cardinal hits while also driving in six of the seven runs.
Stanford also received strong outings from each of its three pitchers. Starter Erik Davis (2-0) earned the victory due to a predetermined pitching rotation, allowing just one run on one hit and two walks with three strikeouts over the first 4.0 innings. Corey Bannister (2.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER) held the Bulldogs in check in the middle of the game, before Blake Hancock (2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 SO) got the Cardinal out of a big spot in the seventh inning and then finished the contest for his first collegiate save.Stanford's pitching performances were supported by a defensive that went errorless for the fifth time in the last nine games.
Loren Storey (2-3), Tommy Mendonca (2-3) and Alan Ahmady (2-4) had two hits each for Fresno State.
Brandon Burke (4-5) suffered the loss as the second of six Bulldog pitchers, allowing five runs on nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
Stanford starts the second half of Pac-10 action against defending College World Series champion Oregon State in a three-game series at Sunken Diamond this Friday-Sunday, April 27-29 (7 pm, 1 pm, 12:30 pm, PT) before concluding its current six-game homestand with a non-conference game 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 current 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.