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Marquess wins his 1,400th baseball game as coach

Stanford men's tennis gains Pac-10 victory against host Arizona

Stanford baseball coach Mark Marquess added yet another milestone to his remarkable 32-year coaching career and the Cardinal added another game to its win total in a 4-3 victory over host Washington State on Sunday.

Stanford (2-1, 13-7) hosts San Jose State at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in a nonconference game.

Marquess earned his 1,400th career victory, becoming the ninth coach to reach the pinnacle.

Menlo School grad Kenny Diekroeger had two hits, extending his hitting streak to 14 games.

Tyler Gaffney's two-out single in the fifth produced the first run of the game. Lonnie Kauppila, Austin Wilson and Dave Giuliani each singled to open the inning, though Kauppila was thrown out trying to score.

After Zach Jones struck out, Gaffney hit a 0-1 pitch up the middle to plate Wilson. Stanford had one hit through the first four innings against Washington State starter Chad Arnold.

The Cardinal added three runs in the top of the sixth as Brian Ragira drove in a run and both Jones and Gaffney drew bases-loaded walks.

Washington State cut the lead in half in the bottom of the sixth, scoring two unearned runs on a pair of Cardinal miscues.

Stanford starter Dean McArdle lasted 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, all unearned, on four hits. He walked three and struck out six.

Chris Reed recorded the final five outs to gain his fourth save.

Men's tennis

Ryan Thacher clinched Stanford's 5-2 victory over host Arizona in a Pac-10 match Sunday, winning in three sets at the No. 2 position.

The Cardinal (3-1, 12-5) won the doubles point and then won four straight singles matches to clinch the victory.

Stanford hosts San Diego in a nonconference match Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

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Softball

Teagan Gerhart threw a five-hitter, striking out eight, for her 15th complete game but Stanford fell to visiting Arizona, 2-0, Sunday in the finale of a three-game Pac-10 Conference series.

The Cardinal (0-3, 24-7) will play at UCLA for a three-game series beginning Friday at 7 p.m. in Los Angeles.

Women's water polo

Annika Dries scored five goals and Melissa Seidemann added three goals as top-ranked Stanford beat host UC Irvine, 13-4, in a nonconference game Sunday.

Cassie Churnside also scored twice for the Cardinal (20-0), which hosts Hawaii in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest Saturday at 6 p.m.

Women's lacrosse

Sarah Flynn scored seven goals and Stanford beat host St. Mary's, 20-7, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest Sunday.

Anna Kim had three goals and Jennifer Lang added two for the Cardinal (3-0, 11-1), which hosts Denver at 6 p.m. Friday.

Women's golf

Kristina Wong shot a final round of 1-under 71 Sunday and Stanford shot the best team score of the day at 296 to finish fifth at the PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe.

The Cardinal moved up two spots and finished three strokes ahead of California. UCLA won the event with a three-day total of 864.

Wong finished the tournament with a 218, good for a 10th-place tie. Sally Watson was one stroke back in a tie for 14th.

Football

Stanford held an open practice Saturday. Overall it was a very solid practice. There was good energy on both sides of the ball. The defense was the winner . . . This was the last open practice for Stanford until the annual Cardinal & White spring game, scheduled for Saturday April 9th at 2 p.m. at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. Admission is free.

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— Palo Alto Online Sports

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