San Jose State Ends Eight-Game Skid Against Stanford, 11-8

April 24, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - San Jose State (25-17) ended an eight-game losing skid against Stanford (16-21) dating back to 2002 with an 11-8 victory over the Cardinal in a non-conference game at Sunken Diamond on Tuesday evening. The Spartans trailed 5-1 after two innings before the next 10 runs of the game, including six in the top of the fifth inning. Marcus McKimmy (4-6) was one of six Spartans with multiple-hit games as all nine San Jose State starters had at least one of the team's 18 hits.

Sean Ratliff (4-5, 2B, 3B, RBI) had a career-high four hits for the Cardinal and also scored three runs.

San Jose State reliever Brandon Hennessey (5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO) picked up the victory to improve to 4-0 on the season, while Steven Vidal (1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) pitched the ninth to earn his first save of the campaign.Stanford reliever David Stringer (0-2) took the loss, allowing five runs on five hits while recording just two outs.

Stanford continues its current six-game homestand by hosting Fresno State in a non-conference contest on Wednesday, April 25 (3 pm, PT), before welcoming defending College World Series champion Oregon State (Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, 7 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT) in a three-game set and concluding with a non-conference contest against Santa Clara on Tuesday, May 1 (6 pm, PT). The first two games of the Oregon State series will be televised live by Fox Sports Net and CSTV, respectively.

Tickets for the current homestand and all regular season Stanford Baseball home contests are available online at 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.

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