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Hoffpauir home run gives Stanford baseball a win over Dons

 

Zach Hoffpauir hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Stanford baseball team to a 6-5 nonconference win over visiting USF on Tuesday night. The two teams combined to hit five homers.

Stanford (22-28) played its final nonconference game of the season ahead of this weekend's series against Oregon State. The Cardinal finished 15-11 outside the Pac-12.

Hoffpauir's shot to center field came on a 1-0 hanging curveball. Tommy Edman and Alex Dunlap hit solo homers in the fourth and fifth, respectively.

Stanford tied its season high with three home runs. The Cardinal last hit three in one game at Cal State Fullerton Feb. 22.

San Francisco (23-28) had rallied to build a 5-3 lead by scoring in four straight innings, including two in the seventh.. Brendan Hendriks and Michael Eaton powered the advantage with dingers to their respective pull sides.

Tyler Thorne (4-0) earned the win in relief. He allowed two earned runs on four hits in two innings after freshman lefty Andrew Summerville allowed two runs on four hits, while striking out seven during the first five innings.

Gabe Cramer allowed only one base runner in two innings to get his third save.

Stanford improved to 7-9 in one-run games, and 15-15 in games decided by two runs or less.

The Cardinal hosts Oregon State this weekend for three games beginning with Friday's Fireworks Night. The game begins at 7 p.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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