Big inning sparks big baseball victory over the Spartans


Matt Winaker and Jack Klein each drove in a pair of runs and the Stanford baseball team beat visiting San Jose State, 10-0, in a nonconference game Tuesday night for its sixth win in seven games.

Chris Viall and five relievers combined on the three-hitter for the Cardinal (18-9), which travels to Arizona for a three-game Pac-12 Conference series beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

"One big inning and all the pitchers who needed it got their work in," Stanford coach Mark Marquess said. "You don't get too many games like this."

Palo Alto grad Ozzy Braff hit his team-leading third triple of the season for the Spartans, who are 2-7 since beating Stanford on March 28.

Winaker's two-run triple in the third sparked a seven-run rally that put the game out of reach early. Menlo School grad Mikey Diekroeger, who had a pair of hits, also drove in a run. Austin Barr and Duke Kinamon each doubled home a run.

Klein doubled in two runs in the fifth. Tommy Edman, who had three hits, also drove in a run.

Viall (2-1) faced one batter over the minimum in his three innings of work. He walked one and struck out five.

Cardinal pitchers retired 14 of the final 16 hitters they faced.

— Rick Eymer/Palo Alto Online Sports

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Soon San Jose State will need to make a coaching change.

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