Lowrie's Two Homers Lead No. 12 Stanford To 11-4 Win At Washington State

April 2, 2005

Pullman, Wash. - Jed Lowrie's two home runs led No. 12 Stanford (16-9, 2-0 Pac-10) to an 11-4 win at Washington State (15-16, 0-5 Pac-10) as the Cardinal won its second straight contest of its Pac-10 opening three-game set Saturday on a pleasant afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field. Stanford's National Player of the Year candidate stayed hot with his fourth consecutive multiple-hit game, going 3-for-5 with his third career two-homer game and three RBI. Adam Sorgi (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI), John Mayberry, Jr. (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI) and John Hester (2-5, RBI) added a pair of hits each for the Cardinal.

Jeff Gilmore (5-1) picked up his fifth win of the season despite allowing a season-high 10 hits and allowing four runs over a 5.2 inning start that was his shortest since his only loss of the campaign at Texas on February 19.

Stanford relievers Matt Manship (1.1 IP, 1 BB) and Blake Holler (2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) shut the Cougars out over the final 3.1 innings.Jason Freeman (3-5, 2 RBI) led a Washington State offense that equaled Stanford's 12 hits. Zach McAngus (2-3, 2B) was the only other Cougar with more than one hit but seven other Washington State players had one hit each.

Washington State starter Wayne Daman, Jr. (4-2) was tagged with the loss, allowing seven runs on eight hits and one walk with two strikeouts over the first 3.1 frames. Dane Renkert (5.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO) went the rest of the way for the Cougars.

Stanford will go for a three-game sweep when the teams conclude the series on Sunday (12 pm, PT). Washington State is scheduled to start RHP Nick Cebula (2-2, 5.19), while the Cardinal has not announced a starter.

A full recap will follow.

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