March 10, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - John Richy limited No. 9 Stanford to a pair of hits as the UNLV starter led the visiting Rebels to a three-game sweep of the Cardinal with Sunday's 5-1 win. Richy (2-2) used 98 pitches to go the distance and fanned four without a walk.
Stanford fell to 10-5 after entering the series on a nine-game winning streak. UNLV improved to 13-3 and took home a nine-game winning streak from Sunken Diamond.
Stanford will have a chance to regroup over the next two weeks before it returns home to open Pac-12 Conference play with Utah (March 22-24).
Bobby Zarubin (1-1) suffered his first loss by giving up five runs - one earned - in 6.1 innings. UNLV managed five hits off Zarubin, who had five punchouts and one walk.
Stanford committed three errors to bring its series total to nine. Each of the UNLV's four unearned runs came in the decisive seventh.
Stanford committed a pair of errors in the seventh while the Rebels tacked on four runs with three hits to break open a 1-1 game.
UNLV put together a one-run second with Stanford answering in the fourth with a score of its own. Brett Michael Doran reached first on a throwing error which landed in the Cardinal dugout to put him on second. Danny Diekroeger grounded out to advance Doran to third and Brian Ragira's sacrifice fly plated the lone Stanford run.
Brant Whiting accounted for a single in the sixth to breakup Richy's no-hitter. Ragira added a single in the seventh.
Eric VanMeetren and Joey Armstrong each had two hits for UNLV.
The Cardinal left two on base and was out-hit by UNLV, 7-2.
Stanford gave up 20 runs during the three-game series, 10 of which were earned.