Stanford Wins Series With 10-5 Victory Over Pacific
May 20, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (24-28) won for the fifth time in its last six games with a 10-5 victory over Pacific (14-42) in the rubber game of a three-game non-conference series on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon on Fan Appreciation Day at Sunken Diamond. Erik Davis (4-2) won his second straight outing, allowing just one unearned run and struck out a career-high seven batters in a 7.0 inning outing that equaled the longest of his career.
Jason Castro (2-3, HR, 3 RBI) and Michael Taylor both homered and drove in three runs as Stanford secured its second straight series victory by taking the last two games of the series from the Tigers after dropping Friday's opener.
Stanford's victory kept the team's hope alive of avoiding its first losing season since 1993 as Stanford now needs victories in each of its final four contests to finish the campaign with a 28-28 regular season mark.
Stanford stayed red hot with the bats by collecting 12 hits to record its seventh straight double-digit hit game and 16th in its last 18 contests. Joey August (2-4, 2 RBI, SB), Brent Milleville (2-4) and Toby Gerhart (2-5, RBI) joined Castro with multiple-hit games, while eight of Stanford's nine starters had at least one hit.
Stanford and Pacific will return to Sunken Diamond to conclude the series Sunday on Fan Appreciation/Senior Day (1 pm, PT). Stanford is scheduled to start RHP Erik Davis (3-2, 4.54) in the rubber game of the series as Stanford goes for its second straight series win, while Pacific is slated to send RHP Jason Haar (2-2, 5.32) to the mound.
Stanford will close out its 2007 regular season home schedule with Senior Night against UC Davis next Tuesday, May 22 (6 pm, PT) when the team's lone senior Ryan Seawell will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. Stanford finishes up its 2007 regular season campaign with a three-game Pac-10 series at USC next Friday-Sunday, May 25-27 (7 pm, 1:30 pm, 1 pm, PT).Tickets for Tuesday's contest against UC Davis are available at the Sunken Diamond Ticket Office, as well as online at gostanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD. For group ticket information (groups of 10 or more), call 650-725-2876.
A full recap will follow.