No. 6 Stanford Victorious 12-1 Over Fresno State In 2005 Season-Opener
Jan. 29, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - No. 6 Stanford (1-0) opened its 2005 regular season with a 12-1 victory over Fresno State (0-1) in a non-conference game at Sunken Diamond on Saturday. Chris Minaker (5-5, RBI) had the first five-hit day of his career and also scored a career-high four runs. Mark Romanczuk (1-0) picked up the victory on the mound by allowing just one run and two hits with five strikeouts over the first 5.0 innings, while Matt Leva earned his first collegiate save by striking out a career-high six and allowing just three hits over 4.0 scoreless frames.
John Hester (3-5, 2B, 2 RBI) equaled a career-high with three hits for the Cardinal, while John Mayberry, Jr. (2-3, 3 RBI) drove in three runs and Jed Lowrie blasted a two-run homer. Adam Sorgi and Jim Rapoport also both had a pair of RBI with Sorgi adding a double.
DeAndre Miller (2-4, 2B) and David Gomez (2-4) combined for four of Fresno State's five hits, while Kent Sakamoto was credited with the Bulldogs' lone RBI when he walked with the bases loaded in the top of the first inning.
Fresno State starter Brandon Miller (0-1) took the loss, allowing eight runs (six earned) on seven hits and three walks without striking out a batter over the first 3.1 innings.
The two teams conclude the three-game series with a doubleheader on Sunday (1 pm, PT) that will include a makeup game that had originally been scheduled for Friday but was postponed due to weather conditions.
A full recap will follow.