Stanford 6, San Jose State 5
Date of competition: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Kellen Kiilsgaard singled home Jeff Whitlow with the go-ahead run in the top of the 13th inning and Blake Hancock pitched a couple of scoreless innings to get the win as the Stanford baseball team outlasted host San Jose State, 6-5, on Tuesday night in a nonconference contest.
Whitlow doubled to start the winning rally. Toby Gerhart followed with a single to set up Kiilsgaard's hit.
Kiilsgaard also drove in a run in the top of the ninth to give Stanford a 5-4 edge, but the Spartans tied it in the bottom of the ninth. Drew Storen had two outs and struck out the next hitter for what could have been the third out, but it was called a wild pitch and kept the inning alive. Two infield singles loaded the bases and then another wild pitch allowed the tying run to score.
Defensive plays by Gerhart and Colin Walsh kept the game tied until the 13th.
The 4:30 game was the longest of the season for Stanford in regards to time and innings.
Stanford (26-21) hosts Pacific at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a nonconference game.
The Cardinal has won six of its last eight games, is 11-5 in its last 16 and is 22-11 (.667 winning percentage) since March 25.
posted by Rick on May 12, 2009 at 10:44 pm
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