What a relief for Stanford in baseball win over Bruins


Sophomore Andrew Summerville was spectacular in five innings of relief, and junior shortstop Tommy Edman knocked in three runs to give the Stanford baseball team an 8-2 road victory and a Pac-12 Conference series win at UCLA on Saturday night.

Junior catcher Alex Dunlap finished with a career-high four hits as the Cardinal (17-9, 6-3 Pac-12) won its fourth straight series and third consecutive Pac-12 series.

Alex Dunlap
Stanford returns to Sunken Diamond on Tuesday to host San Jose State at 5:30 p.m.

The last time Stanford won its first three Pac-12 series was in 2008 when the Cardinal went on to finish third at the College World Series.

Summerville (3-1) entered in the third and pitched into the eighth. He allowed just one run, and handed the ball to Tyler Thorne, who earned his second save of the season with two scoreless innings of work.

It was a rainy start at Jackie Robinson Stadium as UCLA (13-16, 5-7 Pac-12) utilized a leadoff walk, two wild pitches and a two-out single to take a 1-0 lead in the second.

Stanford also took advantage of a leadoff walk to get on the scoreboard. In the top of the fifth, senior Jonny Locher walked, advanced to second on Jack Klein's sacrifice bunt, and then scored when Edman chopped a single through the middle.

After Nico Hoerner also worked a walk, sophomore Matt Winaker singled back through the box to score Edman and put Stanford in front, 2-1.

In the bottom of the inning, the Bruins got one back. The first two hitters singled and two batters later, a sacrifice fly tied the game, 2-2, and ended Summerville's streak of 19 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run.

Stanford returned the favor in the ensuing inning. Dunlap, who finished 5-for-10 in the series, singled to leadoff. An error and sacrifice bunt set up runners at second and third for Edman, who came through again with a two-out single. Both runs scored and Stanford led, 4-2.

The Cardinal, which lost a two-run lead in the ninth on Friday, added some insurance this time. Matt Winaker, Mikey Diekroeger, Quinn Brodey and Beau Branton each had an RBI in the top of the ninth for a six-run cushion.

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