Beck bears down to help Stanford top Cal in Pac-12 baseball


Freshman Tristan Beck threw a three-hitter over seven innings and received plenty of offensive support as the Stanford baseball team toppled Pac-12 rival Cal, 5-1, at Sunken Diamond on Friday night.

Beck, who struck out eight of the first nine batters and did not allow a base runner until the fourth. He finished with nine strikeouts and did not issue a walk.

Tristan Beck
Stanford scored three runs in the first and added a pair in the fourth on a two-run home run by junior Jack Klein.

The Cardinal opened the first with three straight singles to load the bases. Sophomore Quinn Brodey laced one through the legs of the first baseman to score two, and Duke Kinamon knocked another home with a sacrifice fly.

Klein's career-high third home run of the season -- all at Sunken Diamond -- put the Cardinal on top, 5-0 after four innings.

That was more than enough for Beck, who struck out the first two hitters of the game, and then struck out six in a row as he retired the side on strikes in the second and third innings.

Cal avoided the shut out with a run on a double and single in the eighth, but sophomore Colton Hock shut down the Bears in the ninth to seal the win.

Matt Winaker's 10-game hit streak ended -- it was the longest of his career and the longest of the season for a Cardinal but Alex Dunlap singled in the first and has reached base in 16 straight games, extending the longest streak of the season for a Cardinal.


Kayla Bonstrom homered but Stanford could not keep pace with Arizona State's offense, dropping the series opener 9-1 in five innings Friday night.

Bonstrom hit her fourth home run of the season in the top of the third inning. It is the 29th home run of her career, moving her into sole possession of seventh place all-time in Stanford history.

The Cardinal (13-30, 0-19 Pac-12) registered a hit in each of the first four innings but had difficulty sustaining a rally, while Arizona State (28-22, 4-15 Pac-12) jumped out to a quick lead and never let up.

Carolyn Lee (6-19) got the start in the circle for Stanford and went two innings before she was relieved by Haley Snyder who pitched the final 2 1/3 innings.

— Stanford Athletics

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I understand Cal is going to start putting corporate sponsor logos on their athletic jerseys next year, is this correct?

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