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Stanford baseball lengthens its winning streak to six

 

Stephen Piscotty had two hits and drove in three runs while the combination of Menlo School grads Kenny Diekroeger and Danny Diekroeger added another two hits and drove in four runs as the Stanford baseball team downed visiting UC Davis, 11-4, in a nonconference affair Tuesday night.

The Cardinal (27-16) is on a six-game winning streak heading into an important Pac-10 series at Oregon this weekend, beginning with Friday's 7 p.m. game in Eugene.

Stanford has averaged 7.7 runs scored and 3.5 runs allowed during the winning streak. The Cardinal averages 5.8 and 4.1, respectively, overall.

Danny Diekroeger has been a regular part of the lineup over the past six games and has collected seven hits in 21 at bats, with five RBI, overall. Kenny Diekroeger still has the family bragging rights with his .322 average, two home runs and 29 RBI.

Piscotty leads Stanford with his .373 average while Brian Ragira, the reigning Pac-10 Player of the Week, leads with four home runs (tied with Austin Wilson and Zach Jones) and 38 RBI.

Stanford is currently tied for fifth place, with Arizona, in the conference standings. Oregon is in an eighth-place tie with Washington State.

Football

Four Stanford games have been picked up nationally by ESPN/ABC during the early selection window, the Pacific-10 Conference announced Tuesday.

ESPN and ABC, the conference television partner, will combine to televise 20 games from Pac-12 sites during the 2011 season. Some of the games are selected prior to the season, others will be selected as the season progresses with picks made six or 12 days prior to the games. Additional telecast selections by Fox Sports Net/Versus/FX will be announced in early June.

Following are games involving Stanford that have been selected by ESPN/ABC for television as of May 10 (all times listed are Pacific):

Sept. 17: Stanford at Arizona, 7:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Oct. 22: Washington at Stanford, 5 p.m. (ABC or ESPN or ESPN2)

Oct. 29: Stanford at USC, 5 p.m. (ABC)

Nov. 26: Notre Dame at Stanford, 5 p.m. (ABC or ESPN or ESPN2)

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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