Big fifth inning helps Stanford beat San Jose State, 9-3

Menlo School grad Danny Diekroeger had three hits, Austin Slater and Brett Michael Doran each drove in three runs and the Stanford baseball team rallied to beat host San Jose State, 9-3, in a nonconference game Tuesday night.

Wayne Taylor added two hits for the Cardinal (2-2), which won its second straight after losing its first two games of the season, as all nine starters contributed at least one hit to the 14-hit attack.

Freshman Tyler Thorne went six innings, allowing three runs – one earned – on four hits. He walked one and struck out four to record his first career win.

Doran singled in the top of the fourth, scoring Slater with the tying run and Stanford broke it open with a five-run fifth.

Taylor and Diekroeger each singled to open the frame. Palo Alto resident Alex Blandino drove in a run with an infield grounder and Slater doubled to chase Diekroeger and Blandino, who reached on an error, across the plate.

Drew Jackson and Tommy Edman also drove in runs for the Cardinal, which travels to Austin to open a three-game series with Texas on Friday.

Logan James went two scoreless innings and Griffin Weir pitched the ninth to secure the victory.

After scoring a total of four runs in its first two games, Stanford has scored 21 in its past two games.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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