Cardinal baseball snaps three-game losing streak


The Stanford baseball team used four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past San Francisco, 5-3, at Sunken Diamond on Tuesday evening. The Cardinal snapped a three-game losing streak with its fourth straight nonconference midweek win.

Stanford (11-14) used the game to get seven pitchers work, none throwing more than two innings. Freshman lefty Andrew Summerville (1-0) picked up his first career win by stranding two base runners with two big strikeouts in the seventh and Gabe Cramer earned his first career save by keep the Dons hitless for the final two innings

San Francisco (11-18) was in the lead or tied until the fateful seventh when the Cardinal scored four runs on just one hit. After USF scored twice in the top half to take a 3-1 advantage, Sheldon Lee came in and walked the first two batters and Jack Klein laid down a sac bunt. Brock Larson relieved Lee to face pinch hitter Jesse Kuet, who singled home Matt Winaker. Tommy Edman reached on a booted grounder to the third baseman that tied the game and Quinn Brodey scored all the way from second on a wild pitch to give Stanford its first lead. Drew Jackson added an insurance run on a sacrifice fly to right field. 

Winaker and Alex Dunlap were the only two players in the game with multiple hits, each coming up with a single and a double. Winaker also tied Edman for the Cardinal's lead in multi-hit games with 10, as Stanford outhit USF, 8-5.  

Washington comes to Stanford for a three-game set on Pac-12 Networks. Thursday's opener is set for 7 p.m. Brett Hanewich will face the Huskies' Noah Bremer. 

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No. 13 Stanford gave up the first goals and never recovered, in a stunning 15-7 defeat to unranked Cornell in nonconference action on Tuesday night at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.

Before the game, Stanford (5-2) had not trailed by more than two goals in any game. This time, Cornell (8-2) held the Cardinal scoreless for the first 21 minutes until Kyle Fraser got a hard-earned goal in traffic with 8:55left in the half. Stanford would score three consecutive goals – from Kelly Myers, Lucy Dikeou, and Rachel Ozer -- to close the first half and close within 6-4.

Hannah Farr scored three goals, including an unassisted score that drew Stanford within, 7-5, in the first two minutes of the second half. However, Cornell answered with five consecutive goals to pull away, 12-5.

The eight-goal margin was the biggest loss for Stanford since the 18-6 2012 season-opener against No. 1 Northwestern.

Stanford next plays two-time defending Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champ Denver on the road Fridayand then travels to Colorado to complete the two-game conference trip.


Kayla Bonstrom hit a grand slam and accounted for six RBI to lead Stanford to a 9-7 victory at Pacific on Tuesday evening.

Bonstrom had a huge game at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and two walks. It was her 10th home run on the season – a single-season career high. Bonstrom is hitting .476 with 42 RBIs and 13 doubles on the season.

Kylie Sorenson (4-3) was strong in the circle, holding Pacific (10-26, 0-0 WCC) to seven runs – three earned – on 11 hits and three walks with two strikeouts. She held the Tigers to two runs through the first six innings. Sorenson matched her career high of 7.0 innings pitched, which she set three days ago in a victory against the Utah.

Hanna Winter and Lauren Wegner also had nice showings offensively for Stanford (16-19, 1-5 Pac-12), going 2-for-5 and 1-for-2, respectively. Winter produced two RBI while Wegner added a RBI, a run and a walk.

It will be a quick turnaround for Stanford, which travels to Washington for a three-game series beginning Thursday at 5 p.m.

— Stanford Athletics

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