Pacific Takes Series-Opener Over Stanford, 13-7
May 18, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Pacific (14-40) scored seven runs in the first three innings and cruised to a 13-7 victory over Stanford (22-28) in the opener of a three-game non-conference series at Sunken Diamond on Friday night. The home season-high crowd of 2262 was treated to the ninth annual Town & Country Village Fireworks Show following the game.
The loss assured Stanford will not finish the 2007 campaign with a winning season to end a string of 13 consecutive winning campaigns. Stanford can still finish with an even .500 record with victories in each of its six final regular season contests.
John Joines (3-4, 4 RBI) led nine Pacific starters that all had at least one of the Tigers' 17 hits.
Toby Gerhart (3-5, 2B) had his first career three-hit game for Stanford.Pacific starter Curtis Pasma (2-6) got the victory, spreading out six Stanford runs on 10 hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over 7.0 innings. Curtis Neimeyer (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 SO) got the final six outs for the Tigers.
Stanford starter Jeffrey Inman (4-4) suffered his second consecutive loss in his second shortest start of the year, allowing seven runs on nine hits with one strikeout in just 2.0 innings. Inman faced four batters in the third without getting an out before he was removed in favor of Tom Stilson (1.0 IP, 1 H), who was the first of four Stanford relievers.
Stanford and Pacific will continue the series in Stockton on Saturday (3 pm, PT) before returning to Sunken Diamond for the series finale on Fan Appreciation/Senior Day on Sunday (1 pm, PT). Stanford will close out its 2007 regular season home schedule against UC Davis next Tuesday, May 22 (6 pm, PT) before ending its 2007 regular season campaign with a three-game series at USC next Friday-Sunday, May 25-27 (7 pm, 1:30 pm, 1 pm, PT).
Tickets for both remaining 2007 Stanford Baseball games are available at the Sunken Diamond Ticket Office beginning one hour before first pitch or online at gostanford.com. Tickets for Tuesday's contest against UC Davis are also still available by calling 1-800-STANFORD. For group ticket information (groups of 10 or more), call 650-725-2876.
A full recap will follow.