No. 6 Stanford Completes Sweep With Dramatic 7-6 Victory Over Kansas
Feb. 13, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - No. 6 Stanford (7-2) completed a three-game series sweep of Kansas (6-3) with a dramatic 7-6 non-conference victory over the Jayhawks in a non-conference series finale at Sunken Diamond on Sunday. Adam Sorgi doubled home John Mayberry, Jr. with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning after Kansas had tied the game by scoring five runs in the top of the ninth. Sorgi (4-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI) had a career-high four hits and the first two-double game of his career in the contest. Jed Lowrie (3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and Mayberry (2-4, HR, 2 RBI), while Michael Taylor (2-5, 3B) posted his first career two-hit game.
Matt Manship (1-0) picked up the victory as the fourth and final Stanford pitcher, getting the final two outs for the Cardinal in the top of the ninth inning to leave the bases full of Jayhawks.
Gus Milner (2-4, 2B, RBI), Ritchie Price (2-5, 2 RBI) and Matt Baty (2-5, RBI) had two hits each for Kansas, who outhit Stanford by a count of 12-11 but left 12 runners stranded. Stanford also left a season-high-tying 10 runners on base.
Kansas reliever Logan Murphy (0-1) took the loss, giving up Stanford's ninth inning run. Murphy walked three batters in his 1.1 inning appearance, including a walk to Mayberry to lead off the Cardinal ninth.
Stanford next travels to No. 4 and unbeaten Texas (7-0) for a three-game non-conference series in Austin next Friday-Sunday, February 18-20 (2:30 pm, 2 pm, 1 pm, CT). The Longhorns were the College World Series runner-up in 2004.
A full recap will follow.