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Edman drives in two runs in Stanford's 4-3 win over Hoosiers

 

Tommy Edman drove in two runs and John Hochstatter pitched seven strong innings in helping the Stanford baseball team record its first win of the season, 4-3, over visiting Indiana on Sunday.

The Cardinal (1-2) rallied from a 3-2 deficit with a pair of runs in the seventh inning.

"It's good for us to play some close games early, some high-intensity games," said Edman. "Obviously our pitchers have been doing a really good job of keeping us in the game even when the offense isn't playing up to its potential."

Hochstatter cruised through the first six innings, needing just 60 pitches, before running into trouble in the seventh. Stanford held a 2-1 lead at the time, but Indiana put together three straight hits and a sac fly to take the lead.

"Hochstatter did a great job," added Edman. "He threw a lot of strikes and kept the whole defense involved."

Stanford put Hochstatter in the win column by scoring two in the bottom of the seventh despite going hitless in the frame.

Two walks opened the inning, followed by a Jack Klein sacrifice bunt and Edman sacrifice fly.

Drew Jackson followed with a grounder to third that Brian Wilhite misfired up the first base line on what could have been the third out. Pinch runner Beau Branton jogged in from third with the Cardinal's fourth run.

The Cardinal sprayed the ball all over the field against Hoosiers' starter Jake Kelzer. The Indiana right-hander was lifted after allowing six hits and two runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Edman and Austin Barr each had two hits, as Stanford outhit Indiana for the second straight day.

"I was seeing the ball well," said Edman. "I was working on something in my swing this morning in batting practice and obviously it turned out well. I saw some good pitches to hit and was able to put a couple good swings on them."

Logan James relieved Hochstatter and pitched two perfect innings for the first save of his career. He recorded three strikeouts. James and Hochstatter combined to throw just 94 pitches.

Freshman right-hander Keith Weisenberg is slated to start for Stanford on Monday against visiting California. The rival Bears visit Klein Field at Sunken Diamond for a 1 p.m. nonconference tilt to be aired on the Pac-12 Networks.

Women's tennis

Taylor Davidson's three-set victory over Frances Altick at the No. 3 spot lifted No. 10 Stanford past No. 11 Vanderbilt, 4-3, in a nonconference match Sunday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Trailing 2-0, Stanford won three straight singles matches before Vanderbilt tied the match, adding further drama to a competitive early-season matchup between two of the nation's top teams.

Stanford (6-0) continues to successfully navigate through a challenging nonconference schedule, which has featured all six opponents ranked No. 54 or higher.

Vanderbilt (4-4), which suffered a 4-3 loss at USC on Saturday, came up empty on its two-match West Coast road swing.

Playing with the traditional dual match rules format in effect, Vanderbilt grabbed a 1-0 lead after capturing the doubles point with 8-6 victories on courts two and three.

The Commodores moved in front 2-0 after picking up a win at the No. 6 spot, when Lindsey Kostas retired after trailing 6-1, 3-2.

The Cardinal responded with three consecutive singles wins to claim a 3-2 advantage. Ellen Tsay cruised past Marie Casares 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 5 spot, Carol Zhao surged by Sydney Campbell 7-5, 6-1 in a battle of top-15 players at the No. 1 position and Caroline Doyle booked a 6-2, 7-5 victory against Courtney Colton on court two.

With two matches remaining, Vanderbilt pulled even at 3-3 after Astra Sharma defeated Krista Hardebeck, 6-4, 6-3, at the No. 4 spot.

That left the match to be decided at the No. 3 position, where Davidson rallied after dropping the first set, winning, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.

Davidson, who was 3-4 in three-setters as a freshman, has won all four of her three-set matches this season.

Stanford's sophomore trio of Zhao, Doyle and Davidson is unbeaten in six dual matches, compiling an 18-0 record.

Stanford travels to Gainesville, Fla., next weekend to square off against Duke and host Florida.

Softball

Stanford left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh as a late rally fell short in a 4-3 loss to Cal Poly on Sunday as part of the Stanford Invitational.

The Mustangs carried a 4-0 lead into the final inning and pitcher Sierra Hyland was working on a one-hitter.

The first four Stanford hitters reached base safely in the frame, with Tylyn Wells delivering an RBI single.

Kylie Bonstrom also singled in a run and Jessica Plaza walked with the bases loaded before Cal Poly got the final out.

The Cardinal (7-4) hosts UC Davis in a nonconference game on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Women's golf

Mariah Stackhouse led Stanford with a 1-under 70 to finish second overall at the Peg Barnard Invitational, the opening spring tournament for the Cardinal. Stackhouse (69-70) was 3-under for the tournament at the par-71 Stanford Golf Course.

It was the third top-four finish at the Peg Barnard Invitational for Stackhouse, who placed fourth at the event last year and won the tournament as a freshman in 2013.

No. 5 Stanford (293-292) was 17-over and finished fourth among the 12-team field.

Oregon won the title with an 8-over 576 for the 36-hole event. The Ducks' even-par 284 was the best score on the day. UC Davis (+11) was second and San Jose State (+13) took third.

"Obviously this was not the result we wanted, but it's early in the season and we learned a lot about what parts of our games need the most attention right now," Stanford coach Anne Walker said. "It will be a good week of practice, and we will no doubt see some progress next week in Southern California."

The Cardinal resumes the spring season Feb. 23-24 at the UC Irvine Invitational in Santa Ana, Calif.

Stackhouse had back-to-back birdies on holes five and six, and sank a monster putt on 18 to help cement her red score.

Lauren Kim (71-74) tied for 11th, as her round was highlighted by a birdie on the par-3 eighth.

Shaving four strokes off her opening round was Quirine Eijkenboom. Eijkenboom had three birdies to close with a 73 and was 8-over for the tournament and a share of 28th place.

Casey Danielson (76-75) tied for 32nd and contributed three birdies around five bogeys and a double-bogey to close the day.

Calli Ringsby (+15) and Mariko Tumangan (+21) secured top-60 showings.

Women's squash

Stanford upset Dartmouth, 6-3, to win the Kurtz Cup on Sunday at Harvard. The Cardinal won a division title at the Women's National Team Championships for the first time in program history.

Stanford (7-9) officially finishes ninth in the nation after gaining revenge for an earlier loss to Dartmouth.

Stanford's top four players, Zandra Ho, Sarah Bell, Christina Huchro and Alexandra Huchro, each swept their matches to lead the way.

Tatyanna Dadabbo and Julia Olson also won for the Cardinal. Stanford's Alexandra Yorke won an exhibition match.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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