Highlights: Stanford knocks off Indiana State
Stanford's 2014 NCAA tournament opener will go down as a tale of two freshmen, both of whom wasted no time making their presence felt on the big stage.
First-year outfielder Jack Klein smacked a decisive three-run home run in a big 6th inning, while pitcher Cal Quantrill was dominant on the hill, to help power the Cardinal to an 8-1 NCAA regional opener victory Friday over the Indiana State Sycamores in Bloomington, Ind.
Klein, who started only five games for Stanford during the 2014 regular season, came through in the clutch with his first round-tripper of the season. Tommy Edman, Zach Hoffpauir, Brant Whiting and Brett Michael Doran also added RBI of their own to lead the Cardinal to the win.
Not to be outdone by his fellow frosh, Quantrill - the Pac-12's Freshman of the Year - pitched a complete game for Stanford, allowing four hits and striking out six.
Stanford's next game will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. PT, where they'll take the winner of Friday's Indiana/Youngstown State game.