Ryan Seawell's Three-Run 11th Inning Homer Gives Stanford 10-7 Win At USC

May 25, 2007

Los Angeles, Calif. - Ryan Seawell's three-run homer with two outs in the top of the 11th inning lifted Stanford (26-28, 7-15 Pac-10) to a 10-7 victory over USC (27-27, 8-14 Pac-10) in the opener of a three-game Pac-10 series at Dedeaux Field. Seawell crushed a 1-1 offering from losing pitcher Robert Stock (2-2) over the left field wall to send the Cardinal dugout and a sizeable group of Cardinal fans in the Southland into pandemonium.

Joey August (6-7, 2B, RBI) had six of Stanford's season-high 20 hits and recorded the first six-hit day by a Stanford player since Jed Lowrie accomplished the feat at Arizona on May 16, 2004.

Stanford reliever Nolan Gallagher (5-6) picked up his team-leading fifth win with 4.0 innings of scoreless relief. Gallagher allowed just two hits and two walks and struck out five.

The victory was Stanford's fourth in a row and seventh in the last eight games with the four consecutive victories establishing the team's second-longest in streak of the season. Stanford can still finish the 2007 campaign with an even .500 record with victories in each of the final two games of its current season-ending series at USC on Saturday (1:30 pm, PT) and Sunday (1 pm, PT) to extend its string of non-losing seasons to 14.

A full recap will follow.