Another Juhl: Stanford Strings Win Streak To Five By Completing Sweep Of Kansas, 7-6
Feb. 25, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Brian Juhl hit his first career grand slam to cap a five-run third inning and David Stringer recorded his fourth save in as many games to lift Stanford (7-5) to a thrilling 7-6 win over Kansas (7-4) at Sunken Diamond on Sunday. The victory extended Stanford's season-long win streak to five in a row, completed a three-game sweep of the Jayhawks and kept the Cardinal unbeaten this season at home with a 6-0 Sunken Diamond mark. Stanford starter Jeremy Bleich (1-1) posted his first win of the season, striking out a career-high seven and scattering two runs on seven hits over a 6.0 inning outing that equaled his longest of the campaign.
Michael Taylor also had a first inning solo homer for the Cardinal, while Adam Gaylord (2-3) was the only Stanford player with more than one hit.John Allman (4-5, 2B, 3 RBI) and Kyle Murphy (4-5) had four hits each for Kansas, who outhit the Cardinal 14-9 but left 13 runners on base compared to just four by Stanford.
Kansas starter Andy Marks (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing seven runs on six hits and four walks with five strikeouts over 4.1 innings. Jayhawk relievers Thomas Marcin (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 SO) and Paul Smyth (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) kept Kansas in the game as the Jayhawks scored the final four runs of the contest after trailing 7-2 at the end of the six innings.
The Jayhawks entered the ninth inning down 7-5 and got a rally going when Taylor dropped Ryne Price's hard-hit one-out liner to the Cardinal right fielder for an error. Dylan Parzyk then singled to put runners on first and third and mark the end of the day for Cardinal reliever Brandt Walker (1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 SO). Stringer came on to retire Casey Larson on a sacrifice fly that scored Price but was also the second out. Murphy added to the drama with a single that moved Parzyk to third but Stringer caught Brock Simpson looking with the tying run just 90 feet away to end the game and notch his fifth save of the young season.
Stanford will next be in action when the Cardinal hosts local rival California in a three-game non-conference series at Sunken Diamond this Friday-Sunday, March 2-4 (5 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT).
Tickets for all regular season Stanford Baseball home games are available online at gostanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD. Tickets may also be purchased at the Sunken Diamond Ticket Office window one hour before first pitch on game days. For group ticket information (groups of 10 or more), call 650-725-2876.
A full recap will follow.