Stanford Starts Series With 6-4 Victory At Washington State
May 5, 2007
Pullman, Wash. - Stanford (19-24, 4-12 Pac-10) started a three-game Pac-10 series at Washington State (21-21, 4-12 Pac-10) with a 6-4 victory over the Cougars on Saturday at Bailey-Brayton Field. Jeffrey Inman (4-2) pitched the first complete game of his collegiate career, giving up just five hits and one earned run while striking out three. Sean Ratliff (3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI) homered twice and drove in four, while Michael Taylor (2-5, HR, RBI) also went deep for the Cardinal. Cord Phelps (2-3) and Adam Sorgi (2-4, 2B) added two-hit games.
'I really didn't have all my pitches going today, but I just let them get themselves out,' said Inman. 'I saw they were swinging at everything, so I was just trying to get my fastball over and try to be more efficient than I've been in my last couple of outings.'
'We got a great pitching performance and hit the ball well today,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess.
'Jeffrey Inman pitched really well today,' added Marquess. 'He had really good command of his stuff today.'
Travis Coulter (2-5) had two of Washington State's five hits.
Washington State starter Wayne Daman, Jr. (3-4) took the loss, allowing six runs on 11 hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 6.2 innings.
Stanford's victory was the first time this season the Cardinal has won the opener of a Pac-10 series with the Cardinal now needing just one win in the final two games of the series to snap six-game Pac-10 and overall series losing skids.
Stanford and Washington State will continue the series on Saturday (2 pm, PT) and Sunday (12 pm, PT). Starting pitchers ... The Cardinal will next return home to Sunken Diamond for a three-game set against Washington (Friday-Sunday, May 11-13, 6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT). CSTV will televise Sunday's series finale live.
Tickets for the Washington series and all remaining 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 complete recap will follow.