Diamond Dawgs Shut Out At Stanford, 9-0

March 24, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - For the second straight day, No. 1 Stanford's pitching staff made short work of theWashington baseball team as two pitchers combined to hold the Huskies to only three hitsas the Cardinal shut out the Huskies, 9-0, in a Pac-10 game Saturday at Sunken Diamond.

Starter Jeff Bruksch (5-0) allowed three hits and a walk while fanning nine in seveninnings. The junior has allowed only two earned runs over his last 37 innings. RyanMcCally pitched the final two innings for the Cardinal. All three Washington hits -- twofrom Jay Garthwaite and one from John Otness -- were singles. Washington hadn'tsuffered a shutout since the 1999 season.

Stanford got on the scoreboard first when Jason VanMeetren belted a two-run homer, histhird of the season. In the fourth, the Cardinal made it 3-0 when Scott Dragicevich doubledand eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Brian Hall.

The Cardinal broke the game open for real in the fifth, scoring four runs. Stanford tookadvantage of four singles, two Husky errors, a walk and a wild pitch during the inning,chasing Husky freshman starter Clay Johnson in the process.

Johnson, a righty from Elma, suffered his first collegiate loss to fall to 3-1. He gave upfive earned runs on eight hits over four-plus innings.

VanMeetren, Sam Fuld and Carlos Quentin all finished the game with three hits for theCardinal.

The Huskies and Cardinal close out the three-game series Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. game.The game will air live on KSRB AM-1150 and on www.1150ksrb.com.

LINESCOREPac-10 Conference Game#1 Stanford 9, Washington 0Washington   000 000 000 --  0  3 3Stanford     002 142 00x --  9 16 2Clay Johnson, Zack Daniels (5) and Tim Rice. Jeff Bruksch, Ryan McCally (8) and KenTirpack. W - Bruksch (5-0). L - Johnson (3-1). 2B - SU, Jason VanMeetren, ScottDragicevich, Arik VanZandt. HR - SU, VanMeetren (5). T - 2:55. A - 1835.
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