Stanford Closes Season With Sixth Straight Win, 10-5 At USC
May 27, 2007
Los Angeles, Calif. - Stanford (28-28, 9-15 Pac-10) closed out its 2007 season with its sixth straight win in a 10-7 victory over USC (27-29, 8-16 Pac-10) on Sunday at Dedeaux Field. The team's ninth victory in its final 10 games of the campaign allowed the Cardinal to extend its string of non-losing seasons to 14 in a row.
Stanford also pulled itself out of the Pac-10 cellar with the victory, while the Trojans fell into the league's basement. Stanford's offense once again keyed the victory as the team scored double digit runs for the third straight contest to finish with 40 runs scored and 58 hits in a three-game sweep of the Trojans.
'I am proud of the way this ballclub finished the season,' commented Stanford head coach Mark Marquess. 'They never quit working hard, and the way played at the end of the season and the results we had in the last few weeks were evidence of that.'
Brent Milleville (4-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) equaled a career-high with four of Stanford's 19 hits and also blasted his first home run of the season in Sunday's victory. Toby Gerhart (3-4) and Cord Phelps (3-5, RBI) both equaled their career highs as well with three hits. Michael Taylor (2-6, 2 2B, 4 RBI) extended his career-high hit streak to 12 games and recorded his 16th multiple-hit contest in his last 19 games, while Sean Ratliff (2-5, 2B, RBI) and Adam Sorgi (2-5) also had a pair of hits each. All nine Stanford starters had at least one hit.
Stanford starter Austin Yount (3-1) earned the victory by limiting the Trojans to three runs on seven hits and three walks in a 5.2 inning outing that match the longest of his career. Yount also tied a career-high with his five strikeouts.
A full recap will follow.
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