Stanford Takes Second Straight From Cal State Fullerton, 11-7
March 1, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (5-2) fought off a late Cal State Fullerton (3-3) rally in an 11-7 victory over the Titans in the second game of a three-game series at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond on Saturday. The victory assured Stanford of its fifth straight regular season three-game series victory dating back to last season and was its ninth win in a row and 17th in the last 18 meetings at home over the national powerhouse Titans.
Jason Castro (4-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI) had a career-high four hits to lead a Cardinal offense that outhit the Titans, 15-7. Randy Molina (2-2, 2B, 2 RBI), Sean Ratliff (2-5, HR, 2 RBI) and Cord Phelps (2-5, 2B) also had two hits each, while Joey August doubled and drove in a pair of runs. Ratliff hit his first homer of the season in the bottom of the eighth season just above his own image on the new scoreboard in rightcenter field.
Stanford led 9-2 before Cal State Fullerton scored five times in the top of the seven but Drew Storen came on to get the Cardinal out of the jam and then held Cal State Fullerton scoreless in the eighth and ninth innings to record his first collegiate save.
Stanford starter Erik Davis (1-1) was the winner, allowing only a pair of unearned runs on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts over the first 5.1 frames.
Stanford and Cal State Fullerton will conclude the series on Sunday (1 pm, PT).
A full recap will follow.