Stanford's Eight-Game Win Streak Comes To An End With 13-5 Loss At Santa Clara
March 6, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (10-6) had its longest win streak of the season come to an end at eight games with a 13-5 loss in a non-conference contest at Santa Clara (11-10) on Tuesday at Stephen Schott Stadium. Stanford scored twice in the top of the first inning but Santa Clara answered with three runs of its own in the bottom of the first frame and would never trail again in the first of four scheduled meetings between then clubs this season.
Each pitching staff allowed 10 walks, while the Cardinal also hit three in a game that lasted three hours and 50 minutes.
Carl Bacon (2-5, 3 RBI) and David Hoffmire (3 RBI) both drove in three runs for the Broncos, while Matt Long (2-4, 2 RBI) and Ryan Conan (2B) had two RBI each. Leadoff hitter Juan Parra scored three times.
Santa Clara stole a season-high six bases in the contest.
Sean Ratliff (3-5, SB) equaled a career-high with three hits and stole his sixth base of the season for Stanford, while Brent Milleville (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI) and Joey August (2-4, 2B, RBI) added two each.
Stanford stranded a season-high 14 runners, while the Broncos left nine on base.
Santa Clara starter Donald Brandt (2-0) earned the victory by scattering three runs on five hits and five walks with two strikeouts over 4.0 innings in a predetermined pitching rotation.
Stanford starter Brandt Walker (0-1) took his first collegiate loss in the first start of his collegiate career. Walker was wild with five walks in his short 1.1 inning start. He allowed six runs (five earned) on three hits with a strikeout.
Stanford returns to Sunken Diamond for a three-game non-conference series against USC (13-7) this Friday-Sunday, March 9-11 (5 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT). Stanford is off to a perfect 9-0 start at home this season.