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Stanford sweeps Pac-12 DH from Washington State

 

Brett Hanewich and Marc Brakeman made sure the Stanford baseball team had plenty of pitching left for the season finale after combining to hurl 17 of the 18 innings in a doubleheader sweep of host Washington State on Saturday.

The Cardinal won, 9-0 and 3-1, as Hanewich went eight scoreless innings in the opener and Brakeman threw his first career complete game in the nightcap.

Stanford (24-31, 9-20 Pac-12) looks for the series sweep Sunday with a noon starting time to be aired on the Pac-12 Networks.

In the first game, Stanford scored its most runs since April 18 by scoring seven times on five hits and an error in the sixth inning.

The cushion gave Hanewich breathing room to cruise through the next four innings on his way to his longest outing since a complete-game victory over UCLA April 24.

Hanewich (4-6) threw 120 pitches, 70 for strikes, while striking out six and walking three. The sophomore righty dropped his season ERA to 4.00 from 4.46.

Tommy Edman led the offense with three hits and two runs batted in out of the leadoff spot. Drew Jackson, Quinn Brodey and Zach Hoffpauir also picked up two hits.

Hoffpauir's first of two doubles - a bases-loaded gap shot to left center to drive in two - opened the scoring, giving Hanewich enough run support on one swing.

After Austin Barr walked, Brodey singled, Bobby Zarubin walked, Jack Klein doubled and Edman singled to put the game was out of reach at 7-0.

Stanford had 11 hits - seven in the first three innings - after breaking out for nine runs on 12 hits in the opener.

Brakeman (2-4) provided a solid encore in game two. He retired seven of nine leadoff batters and held Washington State 0 for 11 with runners on.

Brakeman, a MLB Draft prospect, struck out five and walked one, while allowing seven hits.

Hoffpauir had five hits on the day, including three in the second contest.

Stanford opened a 3-0 lead with a run in the first and two more in the third.

Austin Barr drove in Stanford's first run on a two-out single up the middle the middle in the first inning.

Hoffpauir and Brodey each doubled in the two-run third inning. It was Hoffpauir's third double of the day and Brodey's second extra-base hit.

Edman extended his reached base streak to 15 games, his longest run this season. He also walked twice in game two.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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