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Cardinal survives to win wild baseball game over Gaels

Stanford golfers Kearney, Yun finish strong

Jake Stewart had three hits and drove in four runs, Stephen Piscotty had three hits and three RBI and the Stanford baseball team survived six errors and two bad innings to beat visiting St. Mary's, 16-14, in a nonconference game Tuesday night.

Lonnie Kauppila doubled twice among four hits and drove in two runs and Ben Clowe hit a two-run home run for the Cardinal (11-6), which opens Pac-10 Conference play this weekend at Washington State.

Danny Sandbrink threw three hitless innings, striking out three, in his first start of the season to pick up the victory. Scott Snodgress came on to get the final two outs and record his second save.

Kenny Diekroeger and Zach Jones each had two hits and drove in a run. Brian Ragira and Austin Wilson also drove in runs.

Mark Marquess is two wins shy of 1,400 for his career as Stanford looks to win its eighth conference opener in the past 11 years.

The Cardinal took a 10-2 lead into the top of the seventh. The Gaels scored seven times in the frame to close within 10-9.

Stewart drove in three runs with a double and Clowe added a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to help the Cardinal regain a more comfortable lead.

The extra runs were needed as the Gaels scored five times in the ninth to close within 16-14. They had the winning run at the plate before Snodgress struck out a batter to end the game.

Men's golf

Andrew Yun shot a final round even-par 72 to maintain his hold on fourth place and Stanford shot a 3-over-par 291 to finish in a third-place tie with Georgia at the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, GA, on Tuesday.

Yun was consistent throughout the three-day tournament at Great Waters golf course, shooting rounds of 71, 68 and 72 to finish with a 211.

Alabama won the team title, taking the lead on the first day and maintaining its advantage. The Crimson Tide finished with a team score of 846.

Alabama's Cory Whitsett also led from wire-to-wire, taking individual honors with a sparkling three-day total of 203. He held off teammate Bud McCauley, who gained four strokes over the final round to finish at 12-under 204.

Yun overcame a bogey and a double bogey with three birdies in his final round. He shot 4-under on the back nine in Monday's second round and followed that with a 2-under over the first nine on Tuesday.

Overall, Yun shot par or better on 53 of the 56 holes he played during the tournament.

Steve Kearney eagled his final hole of the tournament to finish with a 1-under 71 for the day and a three-day total of 218, good for 13th place. He improved his score on the 18th hole every day.

Softball

Stanford senior Ashley Chinn was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.

Chinn (10-0) won twice in three appearances last week. She finished the week with 16 strikeouts, while giving up just three earned runs in 16.0 innings pitched for a 1.31 ERA.

Chinn recorded her second career perfect game in Sunday's 10-0 five-inning win over Coastal Carolina. It was her fourth complete-game shutout of the year.

Women's tennis

Stanford's Mallory Burdette was named Pac-10 Player of the Week it was announced Tuesday.

Burdette won all four of her matches at the No. 2 spot last week, including three against nationally-ranked opponents.

The top-ranked Cardinal (4-0, 17-0), which finally moved back atop the rankings this week despite being undefeated all season, hosts Arizona State in a Pac-10 match Frday at 1:30 p.m. The men's team plays Tulsa at 5 p.m.

Five Stanford players appear in the latest national singles rankings: Hilary Barte (4), Nicole Gibbs (12), Kristie Ahn (17), Burdette (22) and Stacey Tan (55).

Women's lacrosse

Sarah Flynn scored four times and Leslie Foard and Maria Fortino each added two goals as Stanford beat visiting Brown, 12-8, in a nonconference match Tuesday.

The Cardinal (9-1) hosts California in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest Friday at 7 p.m.

Women's volleyball

Sanford's scrimmage with visiting San Francisco, originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, has been postponed. There is no new date.

The Cardinal play at California a week from Wednesday and hosts a round-robin set-by-set tournament on April 14 at the Maples Pavilion practice gym.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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