Stanford sophomore John Hochstatter was able to relax after his teammates handed him an early big lead.
The Cardinal pounded out 15 hits, three of which left the ballpark, and Hochstatter took care of the rest with an efficient outing in a 12-2 victory over Washington in a Pac-12 baseball game Sunday that drew 2,105 fans to Sunken Diamond.
Hochstatter needed just 98 pitches to go the distance and help the 23rd-ranked Cardinal win its third straight conference series.
Stanford (7-5, 19-11) travels to Pacific for a nonconference game Tuesday before returning home to host Arizona in a three-game conference series that begins Friday with a 7 p.m. first pitch.
Hochstatter (2-1) did not record a strikeout through eight innings but got two of the final three outs on strikeouts.
The left-hander, who was briefly matched against former high school teammate Will Bellove, faced 33 batters, gave up seven hits and walked two. The Cardinal defense backed Hochstatter with three double plays.
Brian Ragira and Danny Diekroeger each had three hits. Ragira also scored three times. Justin Ringo and Brant Whiting each drive in three runs.
Stanford batted through the order in the second and scored six runs on seven hits for its most productive inning of the season.
Brian Guymon started the rally with a one-out single to right, stole his first career base and scored on Lonnie Kauppila's double to left.
Wayne Taylor added a two-run homer to right and Ragira followed with a homer to left. It was the first time Stanford had back-to-back jacks since Tyler Gaffney and Stephen Piscotty did it against UCLA in 2011.
Diekroeger tripled to complete the cycle for the Cardinal in the frame.
Ragira doubled and Austin Wilson was intentionally walked before both advanced on a double steal in the fourth. Whiting brought them in with a single.
Stanford led, 9-0, before Washington got its first run in the fifth. Ringo ripped a two-run homer in response.
Women's water polo
No. 2 Stanford closed out its undefeated weekend in Los Angeles with a 10-2 win over No. 11 Loyola Marymount Sunday at Burns Aquatics Center.
The win upped Stanford's season-best winning streak to 13 games and improved the Cardinal to 25-1 overall.
Stanford, expected to reassume the top spot in the CWPA Varsity Top 20 Poll this Wednesday, will close the regular season next Friday with a 5 p.m. MPSF contest at No. 5 California.
Sophomore Kiley Neushul led the Cardinal with three goals against the Lions. Annika Dries, Melissa Seidemann and Maggie Steffens each scored twice and Anna Yelizarova added a goal.
In goal, Kate Baldoni got the start and made three saves over the first half. Freshman Gabby Stone took over for the second half, stopping five shots and allowing just one goal.
No. 15 Stanford stayed competitive with the defending national champions, but in the end, No. 4 Northwestern prevailed Sunday, winning 12-8 at home.
The Cardinal (8-4) opened strong, taking a 3-1 lead in the first seven minutes. The Wildcats responded with five unanswered goals and took an 8-7 lead into halftime.
Northwestern opened the second half with four unanswered goals to put Stanford in a hole.
Despite the loss, there were a number of bright spots for the Cardinal. Head coach Amy Bokker was happy with the team's defensive effort, which had a busy day, seeing 34 Wildcats shots.
Goalkeeper Lyndsey Munoz was solid in net, making 14 saves. Her 14 stops rank 10th-most all-time in a single game in program history.
"She had a great game, which we were really proud of," Bokker said. "The defense should be credited with forcing the types of shots we wanted her to face. She definitely came through when we needed her."
Stanford also continued to get great production out of freshman Julia Burns, who notched her second consecutive hat trick and led the Cardinal in points (five), goals (three) and assists (two).
"She played with so much confidence and drove hard to the net, and went hard after everything," said Bokker.
Hannah Farr picked up a team-high five draw controls and Megan Lerner led the team with two caused turnovers.
Bokker said she hopes her team will maintain its intensity on defense and will look for more productivity from the offense moving forward.
Stanford will return home for its final two matches on the season as it plays host to Oregon on Friday at 5 p.m. and San Diego State on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Junior Dwight Powell walked away with four awards, including the Hank Luisetti Most Valuable Player honor, highlighting Stanford's annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon in front of approximately 200 people inside McCaw Hall at the Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center.
Powell claimed statistical award titles with team-high marks in scoring (14.9 per game) and three-point field goal percentage (45.5 percent), while also receiving the Roy Young Toughness award.
Junior Josh Huestis snagged the Most Improved Player award for the third consecutive year and also was named the club's Best Defensive Player. Additionally, Huestis claimed the rebounding crown (9.0 per game).
Huestis was also recognized as one of three Captains' Award recipients, joining junior Aaron Bright and sophomore Chasson Randle.
Redshirt senior Andy Brown earned the Most Inspirational Player honor for the second year in a row. Brown's 48.5 percent field goal percentage mark was good enough to take home the statistical award.
Senior Gabriel Harris received the Howie Dallmar Coaches award.
Two other statistical awards were handed out representing the following categories: free throw percentage (junior John Gage - 83.9 percent) and assists (junior Aaron Bright - 103 assists, 3.4 per game).
Sophomore Jack Ryan was acknowledged for attaining the team's highest GPA (3.81), highlighting yet another successful season in the classroom as the Cardinal recorded a league-best seven Pac-12 All-Academic team selections.