Sacramento State Hands Stanford 6-0 Shutout Loss
March 24, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Alvaro Orozco tossed a complete-game seven-hit shutout to lead Sacramento State (9-15) to a 6-0 victory over Stanford (11-9) in the opener of a two-game home-and-home series between the clubs at Sunken Diamond on Saturday. Orozco, who struck out two and walked two, allowed a Cardinal runner to second base in only three of nine frames and gave up more than one hit in an inning only once as Stanford was blanked for the first time this season. Blake Crosby (4-4, 2B, RBI), David Flores (3-4, HR, RBI), Montana Dye (2-4, 3B, 2 RBI) and Travis Kirkman (2-4, 2 2B) all had multiple-hit games as the Hornets' offense pounded out 13 hits.
Adam Sorgi (2-3, 2B) and Brent Milleville (2-4) combined for four of Stanford's seven hits, while Joey August extended his career-high hit streak to six games with a fourth inning single and Milleville increased his career-best hit streak to five. Michael Taylor (10 games) and Sean Ratliff (six games) both had career-high hit streaks snapped.
Stanford starter Jeremy Bleich (1-3) took the loss, allowing a pair of runs and seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts over 5.2 innings.
The teams will conclude the abbreviated two-game non-conference series in Sacramento on Sunday (2 pm, PT). Stanford is scheduled to start RHP Nolan Gallagher (1-2, 7.92) on the mound, while the Hornets have not announced a probable starter.
A full recap will follow.
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