Marquess wins his 1,500th baseball game against the Bears

Palo Alto resident Alex Blandino contributed a lot in less than half a game. The Stanford infielder collected three hits and drove in a career-high four runs to help Stanford beat host California, 11-1, in a nonconference game Tuesday night and give coach Mark Marquess his 1,500th career victory.

Freshman starter Tyler Thorne (2-0) tossed a three-hitter over five innings, walking two and striking out four.

Thorne reduced his ERA to 1.88 after six appearances, and his second start. He's walked four and struck out nine in 14 innings.

Blandino, who left the game in favor of Tommy Edman after the top of the fourth, and Thorne made it easy for the Cardinal to enjoy another milestone for Marquess, in his 38th year as coach at Stanford. He's 1,500-788-7, third among active coaches, as the Cardinal (5-7) prepare for a three-game series against visiting Kansas, beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

Blandino doubled home a run in the first, singled home two in the third and singled home another run in the fourth. He's hitting .444 (8 for 18) over his past five games.

Austin Barr also doubled home a run in the first, while Zach Hoffpauir tripled home a run and Drew Jackson added an RBI single in the third. Alex Dunlap scored on a balk and Stanford took a 7-0 lead after three innings.

Brett Michael Doran added two hits and drove in a run. Jack Klein and Edman each added an RBI for the Cardinal, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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Posted by randy albin
a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 5, 2014 at 1:24 pm

be sure to support this baseball coach and his ongoing successes. what would the season be like without this great team playing? keep up the good results and go for the winning always

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