Arizona State scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to spoil Stanford's perfectly fine evening at Phoenix Muni on Friday.
The rally gave the host Sun Devils a 7-6 Pac-12 victory over the Cardinal, which remains winless in conference play.
Freshman Colton Hock (0-1) was tagged with the loss but he inherited a sticky situation in the bottom of the ninth and was one pitch away from securing a save.
Starter Brett Hanewich pitched a gutty five innings and was on record for the win. Chris Castellanos and Tyler Thorne kept Arizona State off the scoreboard.
Thorne held the lead into the ninth, pitching 2 1-3 innings. He ran out of gas, giving up a leadoff single and walked a hitter before Hock took over.
The Sun Devils loaded the bases with no outs. Mikey Diekroeger speared a screaming line drive at third base for the first out and Tommy Edman splayed himself out in the hole at second base for the second out, although a run scored to make it 6-5.
Arizona State worked another walk to reload the bases. Christopher Beall, who entered the game hitting .139 (4 for 31), drilled a 2-2 offering into right field for the winning runs.
Stanford (0-4, 10-12) rallied to take the lead with a four-run fifth. Austin Barr delivered a two-run single after Bryce Carter, who had two hits, scored on a wild pitch.
Matt Winaker followed with an RBI triple to give the Cardinal a 5-4 lead. Edman added an RBI single in the sixth.
The series continues Saturday with a 6:30 p.m. start.
Stanford was one of seven teams to notch an under-par round Friday at The Goodwin, putting the Cardinal in a prime spot to make a run on the final day of the 54-hole event.
UAB surged to the top of the leaderboard with an 11-under 269 to move to 19-under through 36 holes. UNLV (-15) is second in front of SMU (-13) and TCU (-11), which led the 24-team field after the opening round at the Stanford Golf Course.
Stanford is fifth at 9-under following its 5-under 275.
Portola Valley resident Maverick McNealy put on a show during his round of 6-under 64. McNealy logged seven birdies, four of which came on consecutive holes during his back nine.
At 9-under through 36 holes, McNealy is tied for third among individuals and trails co-leaders John Oda of UNLV and Will Cannon of UAB by three shots. Cannon posted Friday's best round with an 8-under 62.
David Boote used four birdies to help card his 1-under 69. Boote is tied for 12th, and David Grimes is tied for 21st after his 2-under 68. Grimes was one of two Cardinal to eagle the par-5 seventh, joining Viraat Badhwar for that honor. Badhwar shot a 4-over 74, as did Franklin Huang.
Stanford's individual performers shined with rounds of 5-under from Jeffrey Swegle, even-par from Bradley Knox and 1-over from Dominick Francks.
Stanford won its third straight match, beating visiting Utah, 6-1, in a Pac-12 Conference match Friday.
Playing the third of four matches over a six-day span, Stanford (9-4, 1-0 Pac-12) wasted little time in dispatching of Utah (10-7, 0-1 Pac-12) in the conference opener for both teams.
After capturing the doubles point for a 1-0 lead, the Cardinal produced five straight-set singles victories.
David Hsu blanked Santiago Sierra 6-0, 6-0 on court six before John Morrissey extended Stanford's lead to 3-0 following a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over Parker McGuiness at the No. 2 spot.
Robert Stineman secured the match with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Johan Jonhagen at the No. 5 position.
The Utes received their only point from Matt Cowley on court four.
Stanford concludes its busy week Saturday, hosting Arizona at 2 p.m.
No. 13 Stanford bounced back from a rare losing streak with a 6-1 victory over host No. 24 Arizona State on Friday in a Pac-12 match.
Navigating through its first stretch of four consecutive road matches since 2012, Stanford (10-4, 3-2 Pac-12) captured the doubles point and booked five singles wins in handing the Sun Devils their first conference loss.
The Cardinal was looking to get back on track after getting swept by the Los Angeles schools last weekend. Prior to this season, Stanford had not dropped back-to-back matches since 1983.
The Cardinal looked sharp on Friday, with Ellen Tsay and Caroline Doyle surrendering six games combined over their two victories for a 3-0 lead.
Krista Hardebeck provided the clincher, taking down Joanna Smith 6-3, 6-3.
Arizona State (12-4, 3-1 Pac-12) picked up its point came from the No. 6 spot, where Ebony Panoho defeated Lindsey Kostas 7-5, 6-
Rachel Ozer scored two of her three goals in the final 15 minutes to help No. 9 Stanford recover from a two-goal deficit and beat host Harvard, 15-10, in a nonconference contest Friday.
The Crimson was ahead, 10-8, when Ozer scored an unassisted goal that sparked a 7-0 run for the Cardinal.
Stanford held Harvard scoreless over the final 18:26.
Ozer moved into a sixth-place tie on Stanford's all-time points list with 165.
Lucy Dikeou scored 40 seconds after Ozer to tie the game and Elizabeth Cusick, with an assist from Hannah Farr, netted the go-ahead score with 13:36 left to play.
Mackenzie Tesei added a pair of goals while Allie DaCar recorded six saves.
Stanford (5-1) returns home to host Cornell in a nonconference affair Tuesday at 7 p.m.
No. 13 Stanford had its four-match winning streak come to an end Friday in an 25-18, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23 loss to host Cal State Northridge. The Cardinal drops to 9-12 overall and 6-9 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, while the Matadors move to 9-13 on the year and 6-10 in conference.
Junior outside hitter Madison Hayden led Stanford with 17 kills on a .382 hitting percentage to go with five digs and three blocks.
Fifth-year senior Daniel Tublin added 12 kills on a .318 attack percentage, while redshirt sophomore Gabriel Vega notched nine kills, four digs and two aces.
Cardinal middle blockers Conrad Kaminski and Spencer Haly each collected three blocks and registered six and five kills, respectively.
Starting in place on the injured James Shaw, freshman setter Kyle Dagostino controlled the offense with 41 assists and five digs. Fellow rookie libero Evan Enriques finished with a team-high 11 digs.
Stanford rallied to within a run in the sixth but visiting Utah scored twice in the seventh to beat the Cardinal, 6-3, in a Pac-12 Conference contest Friday.
Kayla Bonstrom hit a home run and drove in two for Stanford (0-4, 14-18). Cassandra Roulund added three hits, including a double.
The same two teams meet again at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Stanford shot a 31-over 319 during the first day of the 43rd annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic on Friday.
The format called for 18 holes of stroke play. Those results determined the individual medalist and the seedings for match play competition, which begins Saturday and concludes Sunday.
UCLA (301) topped the leaderboard and will hold the No. 1 seed for match play. Coming in six shots behind UCLA was second-seeded South Carolina. Stanford earned the 10th overall seed.
Windy conditions pushed scores higher than normal, with only one individual breaking par.
Arkansas' Regina Plasencia was the individual low-medalist, carding a 1-under 71 to help the Razorbacks take the third seed.
Lauren Kim paced the Cardinal with a 4-over 76. She was followed by Quirine Eijkenboom (+7) and Mariah Stackhouse (+8). Mariko Tumangan and Casey Danielson shot identical rounds of 12-over.
Kim tied for 11th in the individual race.
Stanford's match play against Alabama will begin Saturday at 9:20 a.m. (ET) at the University of Georgia Golf Course.