USF Upsets Top-Ranked Baseball, 5-4, To Snap Cardinal's Six-Game Win Streak
April 17, 2001
Stanford, Calif. - USF (22-16) upset No. 1 Stanford (31-8) by a final score of 5-4 in a non-conference baseball game at Sunken Diamond on Tuesday. USF beat Stanford for the first time since 1997 and snapped a six-game losing streak against the Cardinal. The Dons jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never trailed as the club won its eighth consecutive game and snapped Stanford's six-game win streak. David Seccombe (3-2) picked up the victory and struck out four batters in 2.1 innings of middle relief work. USF ace Jesse Foppert earned his first save of the season by pitching a hitless ninth inning. Armand Gaerlan (2-3, HR, 2 RBI) hit his first home run of the season and was the only USF player with more than one hit. Four Stanford players - Scott Dragicevich (2-3, HR, 2 RBI), Ryan Garko (2-4), Carlos Quentin (2-4, HR, RBI) and Jason VanMeetren (2-5, 2B) - had two hits each.
Stanford visits #8 USC in a key three-game Pac-10 series this Friday-Sunday, April 20-22 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm). Stanford (10-2 Pac-10) leads USC (8-4 Pac-10) by two games in the Pac-10 race. The Cardinal and the Trojans are the only teams that have current Pac-10 records of .500 or better. Stanford swept USC in a three-game non-conference series earlier this season at Sunken Diamond. USF, currently tied with Santa Clara for first place in the WCC's Coast Division with a 10-8 league record, visits Pepperdine for a three-game series this Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22 (12 pm - DH, 1 pm). The 13th-ranked Waves are in first-place in the WCC's West Division.