Stanford Scores Nine In The Ninth But Still Falls To UCLA, 16-11
March 31, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (13-11, 0-2 Pac-10) scored nine runs in the bottom of the ninth inning but still dropped a 16-11 contest to UCLA (12-14, 2-0 Pac-10) on Saturday in the second game of a three-game Pac-10 series at Sunken Diamond on Saturday. The Cardinal's biggest inning of the season wasn't enough to overcome a 16-2 lead the Bruins had built heading into the inning as UCLA defeated Stanford for the second straight game to open the series.
Cody Decker (3-5, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI) had the first two-homer game of his career and drove in a career-high six RBI, while three Bruins had four hits each - Gabe Cohen (4-5), Alden Carrithers (4-5, 2 RBI) and Brandon Crawford (4-6, HR, 2 RBI).
Michael Taylor (3-6, HR, 4 RBI) homered for the second consecutive game with his fifth homer of the season and drove in four for the Cardinal, while Joey August extended his career-high hit streak to 10 games with a ninth inning single.
The three-game series concludes Sunday (1 pm, PT) with the Cardinal needing a victory to avoid being swept in a three-game regular season home series for the first time since 1997. Tickets for series finale versus UCLA and all regular season Stanford Baseball home contests are available online at gostanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD. On game days, tickets may be purchased at the Sunken Diamond Ticket Office window beginning one hour before first pitch. For group ticket information (groups of 10 or more), call 650-725-2876.
A full recap will follow.