No. 13 Stanford Knocks Off No. 1 Arizona State, 12-2
April 5, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - No. 13 Stanford (14-9, 3-2 Pac-10) pounded out a season-high 17 hits and Erik Davis tossed his second straight complete game to lead the Cardinal to a 12-2 victory over No. 1 Arizona State (28-2, 4-1 Pac-10) at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond on Saturday. The victory snapped Arizona State's nine-game overall win streak and its four-game run against the Cardinal dating back to last season.
Davis (4-1) earned his third consecutive win by holding the high-powered Sun Devils offense to just two runs on four hits, while walking six and striking out five. He allowed only one hit after the third inning.
Jason Castro (4-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI), Sean Ratliff (2-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI) and Randy Molina all homered as the Cardinal tied a season-high with its three long balls. Ratliff and Molina also extended their career-high-tying and career-high hit streaks to 13 and nine games, respectively. Castro's four hits and three runs scored both tied career-bests, while Ratliff also scored three times. Zach Jones (3-5, 2 RBI) and Jake Schlander (2-4, 2 RBI) tied career-highs in hits as well, while Brendan Domaracki (2-4, HR, RBI) and Cord Phelps (2-6) also had a pair of hits each.
The teams will play the rubber game of the series on Sunday at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond (1 pm, PT). Stanford is scheduled to start RHP Jeffrey Inman (3-0, 1.44) on the mound, while Arizona State has not announced a probable starter.
A complete recap will follow.