2005 Stanford Baseball Team Gets By Alumni, 10-8

Oct. 17, 2004

Stanford, Calif. - The 2005 Stanford Baseball team squeezed by its Alumni, 10-8, in the school's annual Alumni Game played Sunday at Sunken Diamond. Michael Taylor had a grandslam to cap a seven-run bottom of the fifth for the Cardinal and finished 3-for-3 with the home run and five RBI. John Mayberry, Jr. (2-3, 2B, 2 RBI), Jed Lowrie (2-3) and Chris Minaker (2-4, 2B, RBI) added two hits each.

Former Stanford and current Colorado Rockies pitcher Jason Young (2000) provided the offensive fireworks for the Alumni when he jacked a three-run shot over the wall in left field in the bottom of the fifth, giving the former Cardinal players a short-lived 4-2 lead. Dusty Allen ('95) was 2-for-2 for the Alumni, while Edmund Muth (2000) and Tobin Swope (2003) both drove in a pair of runs.

Rex Petrill was credited with the victory for the 2005 Cardinal despite allowing four runs and five hits over 3.0 innings of work. Petrill struck out three and walked three.

Stanford took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third when Minaker doubled home Jim Rapoport with two outs.

The Alumni tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fourth when Muth drew a walk and then doubled to drive home Swope, who was pinch-running for Muth to allow him to continue hitting in the modified rules game.

Stanford regained a 2-1 lead when Mayberry led off fourth with a double and eventually scored on a two-out RBI single from Taylor.Ryan Turner ('91) started the Alumni's three-run fifth with a leadoff single and Young drew a one-out walk before following with his three-run homer that scored Turner and Swope as a pinch-runner.

Stanford immediately answered with its seven-run fifth frame. Rapoport, Minaker, Lowrie, Mayberry and Brian Juhl led off the inning with five consecutive singles to tie the game at 4-4 on a Mayberry two-RBI single and leave the bases still loaded with no outs. Ryan Seawell was hit by a pitch two batters later to give the Cardinal a 5-4 advantage before Taylor followed with a mammoth shot over the left field wall to make it 9-4 in favor of the 2005 squad.

The Alumni made it interesting by scoring three runs in the top of the seventh to cut Stanford's lead to 9-7. Allen and Paul Zuvella ('80) led off the rally with back-to-back singles before Tony Detter ('92) walked to load the bases. Swope then picked up both of his RBI when he drew a bases loaded walk before hitting a sacrifice fly. David O'Hagan (2004) gave the Alumni another run when he followed with an RBI single before David Stringer worked his way out of the jam by striking out Todd LaRocca ('94).

Stanford stopped some of the Alumni's momentum by answering with a run in the bottom of the seventh when Darren Gemoll singled with two outs and scored on a two-out RBI double from Brendan Domaracki.

The Alumni scored the final run of the game in the top of the eighth on an RBI fielders choice from Muth but Stringer, who allowed four runs on six hits and three walks, earned a save with a scoreless ninth and also finished his 3.0 inning outing with four strikeouts.

Stanford starter Logan Ardis pitched 3.0 scoreless innings, spreading out three hits, a walk and a hit batsmen. Former Major League pitcher Tony Cogan (3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 SO) started for the Alumni and held the Cardinal scoreless until Minaker's two-out RBI double in the third.

OLD TIMERS GAME (Home 1, Visitors 0)
Joel Erickson was the hero in the four-inning Old Timers Game when he doubled with two outs in the bottom of the fourth to score Dusty Allen ('95) and give the home squad a 1-0 victory. Allen had reached base on an error to lead off the inning.

Randy Wong ('78) had two of the five hits in the game, going 2-for-3 for the losing visiting squad.

Al Arthur ('76) earned the victory on the hill for the home club, scattering four hits and striking out one without giving up a run in a 4.0-inning complete game effort.

Sandy Vance ('69) took the loss despite not giving up a hit until Erickson's game-winning double in the fourth.

'Once again, the Alumni Game was a great event and quite a challenge to our current ballclub,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess. 'We've had some excellent players throughout the years here at Stanford that have gone to professional baseball and still have excellent skills whether they are playing competitive baseball or not.'

A full list of Alumni that played or coached in Sunday's contest included Bill Alhouse ('50, Coach), Dusty Allen ('95, 1B), Damien Alvarado (2000, C), Al Arthur ('76, P), Jeff Bruksch (2001, P), Cale Carter ('96, OF), Tony Cogan ('99, P), Tony Detter ('92, INF), Ken Egusa ('76, OF), Joel Erickson ('77, INF), Rudy Figueroa ('58, 3B), A.J. Hinch ('96, C), Pepe Hinojosa ('78, OF), Rodger Irvine ('53, 2B), Troy Kent ('96, INF/OF), Todd LaRocca ('94, INF), Matt Marenghi ('94, P), Aaron Mata ('94, C), Hal Messner ('58, 3B), Art Miller ('31, C), Edmund Muth (2000, OF), David O'Hagan (2004, P), Nate Olmstead ('94, OF),), Rich Scramaglia ('55, 2B), Lyle Smith ('84, C), Tobin Swope (2003, INF), Ryan Turner ('91, OF), Sandy Vance ('69, P), Brodie VanWagenen ('96, OF), Randy Wong ('78, OF), John Yandle ('77, P), Jason Young (2000, P) and Paul Zuvella ('80, 2B).

Stanford is scheduled to open its 2005 regular season by hosting Fresno State in a three-game non-conference series from Friday-Sunday, January 28-30 (5 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm). The squad opened official team fall practice last Friday, October 15.


CARDINAL ALUMNI          0 0 0  1 3 0  3 1 0    --     8  14  12005 STANFORD BASEBALL   0 0 1  1 7 0  1 0 x    --    10  15  0

BATTERIES: Cardinal Alumni - Cogan, Olmstead (4), Yandle (6), Arthur (7), Marenghi (8) and Hinch, Alvarado (5), Smith (7), Mata (8). 2005 Stanford Baseball - Ardis, Petrill (4), Stringer (7) and Hester, Juhl (4), Boes (7).
WIN - Petrill; LOSS - Olmstead; SAVE - Stringer.
HR'S: Alumni - Young (3-run in 5th); Stanford - Taylor (grandslam in 5th).


VISITORS    0 0 0   1    --    1   1   1HOME        0 0 0   0    --    0   4   1

BATTERIES: Visitors - Arthur and Mata. Home - Vance and Mata.
WIN - Arthur; LOSS - Vance; SAVE - None.
HR'S: None.

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