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Boote zones in on terrific round of golf at The Goodwin

 

David Boote was in the zone Friday during the second round of The Goodwin at Stanford Golf Course.

The senior signed off on a 6-under 64, tying the 10th-best single round score in program history, to lead the Stanford men's golf team heading into Sunday's final round.


Nolan Paige
Boote had six birdies and went without a bogey to post a score that was eight shots better than his opening round. He went from 42nd to move into a tie for sixth.

Boote and the Cardinal are second among the 26-team field, aided by a 1-under 279. Stanford was one shot better than its opener, but currently 10 shots behind clubhouse leader UC Davis. The Aggies went 8-under to move to 11-under overall. Colorado is third at even-par.

Brandon Wu, Dominick Francks and Jeffrey Swegle each are tied for 10th at 1-over through 36 holes. Francks went 1-under with four birdies and was 2-under on the front. Wu was 3-under on his back nine for a 68.

Christopher Meyers, tied for 71st, checked in with a 76. Franklin Huang was steady with an even-par 70. Isaiah Salinda's 75 put him in a tie for 62nd.

Bradley Knox had five birdies while recording a 3-over 73. Viraat Badhwar is tied for 37th after his 4-over 74. Maverick McNealy was 5-over with only one birdie.

Baseball

Another stellar outing from freshman Tristan Beck led Stanford to a 6-1 victory over Washington State on Friday night at Sunken Diamond.

Sophomore Quinn Brodey added a two-run home run and the Cardinal evened the series with its first Pac-12 win of the year.

Beck (4-1) became the first Cardinal pitcher with 10 strikeouts in nearly two years. He completed eight innings and allowed just one run on five hits.

It took just six batters for Beck to match his career high of six strikeouts. He retired every Washington State hitter on strikes in the first two innings.

However, it was the Cougars who struck first. The visitors used three hits to push one across in the top of the third.

Stanford's offense came right back and scored two in the bottom half. Back-to-back two-out hits from Tommy Edman and Nico Hoerner scored a pair. Edman singled home Matt Winaker from second, and on the next pitch, Hoerner launced a triple to right center for a 2-1 lead.

While Beck was cruising threw the rest of his outing, Stanford added four more in the sixth.

Hoerner singled -- his sixth multi-hit game already this season -- to leadoff the inning, and Brodey blasted one over the left center field wall. Later in the inning, junior Jack Klein's two-out single scored two more for the final margin.

Junior Tyler Thorne threw a scoreless ninth as Washington State did not get a runner past first base after the third inning.

Beck's teammate, Cal Quantrill, was the last Cardinal with double-digit strikeouts in a game -- he had 10 against Utah on May 23, 2014.

The rubber match of Stanford's first Pac-12 series will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Sunken Diamond.

Men's swimming

Stanford freshman Abrahm DeVine backed up his All-America performance in the 200 individual medley with another All-America selection in the 400 IM on Friday night at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta, Ga.

"Abe has already had a great meet and perhaps can surprise us by scoring in the 200-yard butterfly tomorrow," said Stanford head coach Ted Knapp. "Tomorrow we have the most potential of the three days; we definitely need to get it done in the morning."

DeVine (3:42.02) broke his own school record with a 3:40.06 in prelims, earning him the fifth seed in the A-final. The freshman from Seattle came back with a 3:42.02 in the finals.

Menlo Park's Curtis Ogren (3:42.85) also earned a second swim in the 400 IM, finishing fifth in the B-final and 13th overall. Ogren was named All-America honorable mention, the first All-America selection of his career.

Women's tennis

No. 20 Stanford blanked Colorado 7-0 on Friday afternoon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Navigating through a three-match, five-day stretch, Stanford (8-4, 3-1 Pac-12) notched its fourth shutout of the season while making quick work of Colorado (6-10, 1-4 Pac-12).

After capturing the doubles point for a 1-0 lead, the Cardinal breezed to straight-set victories in all six singles matches.

Krista Hardebeck's 6-2, 6-2 victory at the No. 4 spot made it 2-0, before Melissa Lord's 6-0, 6-2 triumph on court six put Stanford on the verge of clinching the match.

Taylor Davidson's 6-1, 6-2 win at the No. 2 position secured the win.

Carol Zhao, whose only previous appearance was contributing a three-set win against Florida back on Feb. 28, returned to the lineup and competed at the No. 1 spot in singles and doubles. Zhao's 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory in singles completed the shutout.

Stanford next hosts No. 65 Utah on Saturday at noon.

Men's tennis

Stanford opened the Pac-12 Conference season on Friday, topping host Arizona, 4-1, at LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.

Stanford (9-6, 1-0 Pac-12) grabbed the doubles point, with the team of Yale Goldberg and Sameer Kumar clinching the point, 6-3, over Jason Jaruvang and Shoki Kasahara at No. 3.

Arizona (8-11, 0-1 Pac-12) tied the match but David Wilczynski and Maciek Romanowicz both collected straight-set wins at Nos. 2 and 5 to make it 3-1 Stanford.

Nolan Paige came through with his eighth career clinching point, defeating Trent Botha, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2, at the No. 4 spot.

Stanford returns to action at Utah on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Men' volleyball

It wasn't the best offensive outing for the fifth-ranked Stanford men's volleyball team, but the Cardinal defense held No. 15 Cal Baptist in check in a 25-16, 25-20, 25-19 sweep, Friday, in Maples Pavilion.

The win over the Lancers (11-14, 4-14 MPSF) momentarily puts Stanford (17-3, 15-3 MPSF) back in sole possession of first place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. It also clinches a top 4 seed in the MPSF tournament and a first round match at Maples Pavilion on April 16.

As a team, Stanford hit a season-low .179, but held Cal Baptist to an opponent low for the season at .052.

The Cardinal posted 13.5 team blocks, tying for the third most in a match this season, and collected 37 digs.

Sophomore libero Evan Enriques and senior setter James Shaw recorded 10 digs apiece to pace the team.

Senior Madison Hayden led the squad with eight kills on .333 hitting to go with seven digs, three blocks and tied his career-high with five aces.

Shaw turned in his team-best third double-double of the year with 20 assists to go with his 10 digs. He also went 5-0-5 (1.000) offensively and posted four blocks and an ace.

Conrad Kaminski, Gabriel Vega and Clay Jones all tallied three kills for the Cardinal, while Kevin Rakestraw and Alex Stephanus added two each. Kaminski also registered a match-high seven blocks, while Rakestraw had four.

Cal Baptist freshman libero Emmett Enriques, the younger brother of Stanford libero Evan Enriques, recorded a match-high 15 digs

Fencing

The women's portion of the National Collegiate Championships concluded Friday, with Stanford finishing 14th among 21 participating teams.

The men's competition continues through Sunday at the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center in Waltham, Mass.

Carly Weber-Levine placed 22nd for the Cardinal in the women's saber, while Belinda Mo and Chantel Mo wound up 22nd and 24th, respectively in the women's epee.

On the men's side, the Cardinal will be represented by Tristen Krueger and Stean Strong in epee, Darren Mei in foil and Jeffrey Dalli in saber.

Softball

Stanford was undone by a pair of big offensive innings by No. 4 Oregon, falling to the Ducks, 11-2, in six innings Friday night.

The Cardinal (11-13, 0-2 Pac-12) kept the game close through the first three and a half innings but the Ducks (25-4, 5-0 Pac-12) pulled away in the bottom of the fourth with a four run inning. Oregon finished the game in the sixth with three additional runs.

Haley Snyder (5-6) got the start in the circle for Stanford and kept the Cardinal within striking distance early.

She finished the game permitting six runs on five hits and four walks with a strikeout. Kaitlyn Lagattuta came in as relief in the fourth.

Stanford had two runners on with one out in the top of the third inning but could not find the hit needed to get on the board.

Snyder got two runs back and helped her own cause in the following frame, hitting a two-run home run to right field to cut the Ducks' lead to 4-2.

It is her first home run of the season and the first homer in Oregon's new Jane Sanders Stadium history.

Oregon erupted for four runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a commanding 8-2 lead. Stanford continued to battle but the Ducks rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a run-rule victory.

Stanford concludes its series at Oregon Saturday at Noon

— Stanford Athletics

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