Stanford Suffers Sweep
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona's Chase Davis connected for a pair of home runs, including a go-ahead grand slam to highlight a six-run seventh inning, as No. 11 Arizona (16-4, 5-1 Pac-12) recorded a series sweep over Stanford (9-8, 1-5 Pac-12) by way of a 10-3 win on Monday night from Hi Corbett Field.
Davis finished 2 for 4 with six RBIs while connecting for his seventh and eighth home runs of the year. His two-run home run in the sixth inning tied the game at three.
For the third consecutive game, Stanford received a quality start only to drop the decision late. Sophomore Drew Dowd allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out a career-high nine batters in six innings of work before not factoring into the decision.
Freshman Ty Uber was charged with the loss and fell to 1-1 after allowing three runs and recording one out in the seventh. Ryan Bruno, who inherited the bases loaded and one out in a 3-3 game, struck out Tanner O'Tremba but surrendered the grand slam to Davis. Arizona would tack on two more runs in that inning, taking advantage of four walks and an RBI-double from Mac Bingham.
Braden Montgomery and Cody Jensen also appeared for the Cardinal out of the bullpen, with Montgomery walking four batters and allowing a run on one hit while recording two outs. Jensen retired the only two hitters he faced to record the final two outs.
Just as it did in the first two games of the series, Stanford scored first – plating a run in the second on an RBI-single from Adam Crampton. The junior shortstop drove home Montgomery who had doubled with two outs.
Crampton would finish the game 2 for 3 with a run scored and one RBI.
After Arizona drew even at one run apiece on a Bingham RBI-triple in the fourth, Stanford immediately responded with two runs in the fifth – highlighted by an RBI-triple from Brock Jones. Jones would subsequently be chased home on a run-scoring double from Brett Barrera.
Bingham finished the game 3 for 4 with two RBIs.
Arizona reliever Quinn Flanagan was credited with the victory after working the final four scoreless innings. Flanagan, who moved to 3-1 on the season, allowed just one hit and struck out five.
Wildcat starter Dawson Netz did not factor into the decision after allowing three runs on six hits over five innings.
Stanford, swept in a three-game series for the first time since dropping three to No. 1 Oregon State from March 31 – April 2, 2017, will look to get back on track at home this weekend when it hosts Washington State.