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Stanford baseball earns another Pac-12 series sweep

 
Nico Hoerner collected three hits and drove in three runs in Stanford's 10-3 victory over Arizona State on Sunday. Photo by Bob Drebin/isiphotos.com.

Andrew Daschbach hit his second home run in as many days, Niko Hoerner had three hits and drove in three runs and second-ranked Stanford completed a series sweep of visiting Arizona State, beating the Sun Devils 10-3 in a Pac-12 Conference baseball game Sunday.

Daschbach hit a grand slam in Saturday's victory and added a two-run shot Sunday. He's hit six homers over his past eight games. Dashbach's team-leading 39 RBIs ranks fourth in the Pac-12 and his 10 homers is tied for third. Daschbach's .613 slugging percebtage is seventh in the conference.


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Hoerner was a force on defense as well as at the plate. Among his three hits was a two-out, two-strike double in the sixth inning that helped Stanford (27-5, 9-3) extend its lead.

Erik Miller (2-2) gave up two runs on three hits over his five innings to earn the victory. He struck out three.

Jacob Palisch went the final four innings to record his third save of the season. He allowed a run on one hit and walked one. He also struck out three.

"We love the response coming back home this week and getting some quality wins against a solid Pac-12 team," Stanford coach David Esquer said. "The theme of guys stepping up on any given weekend continued with players like Alec Wilson, Christian Robinson and Matt Decker really coming up huge this weekend."

Robinson and Wilson each had two runs and two hits. Robinson started his second consecutive game in center field, adding two RBI in four plate appearances. He has driven in four runs and scored four runs in 13 career at-bats.

Wilson, who recorded a career-high three RBIs in Saturday's 11-6 win, added another Sunday.

Stanford, in a virtual tie with UCLA at the top of the Pac-12 standings, goes on the road this weekend, opening a Pac-12 series at Arizona, beginning with Friday's 7 p.m. opener. All three games from Hi Corbett Field will broadcast live on Pac-12 Networks.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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