March 24, 1998
STANFORD, Calif. - Freshman right fielder Joe Borchard (Camarillo, CA/Camarillo HS) hit a game tying three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning and game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift top-ranked Stanford (22-3-1) to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over No. 20 Washington (13-6) on Tuesday afternoon at Sunken Diamond. Borchard, who was a redshirt quarterback on the football team in the fall, is batting .415 with four homers and 29 RBI.
Washington jumped out to a 3-0 lead after seven-and-a-half innings behind a strong starting pitching performance from freshman Jeff Carlsen (Poulsbo, WA/North Kitsap HS). The right-hander held Stanford on just five hits through the first seven innings, while the Husky offense manufactured single runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth. Nick Stefonick (Seattle, WA/Edmonds CC) doubled and scored on a wild pitch in the fourth, Dominic Woody (Richland, WA/Richland HS) walked and scored on an error in the seventh and Bryan Williamson (Kennewick, WA/Kamiakin HS) had a run-scoring single in the eighth.
Stanford answered back in the eighth when Jay Pecci (Novato, CA/San Marin HS) was hit by a pitch to open the inning and advanced to second on Jody Gerut's (Villa Park, IL/Willowbrook HS) single to right. Two outs later, Borchard blasted an 0-1 pitch from Carlsen over the right field fence to tie the game. Stanford later loaded the bases with no one out in the bottom of the 10th, and Borchard lined a single to left to score Gerut with the winning run.
Stanford freshman right-hander Justin Wayne (Honolulu, HI/Punahou HS) improved to 4-0 on the hill by allowing just three hits and one run in 3.2 innings of relief.
Stanford returns to action on Thursday when it visits Nevada at 1 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m., but was postponed a day because of rain. Washington's scheduled game at Pacific tonight has been rained out, but the Huskies are still scheduled to play a noon doubleheader at San Francisco on Wednesday.
Linescore R H E
Washington 000 010 110 0 --- 3 4 2
Stanford 000 000 030 1 --- 4 10 2
Carlsen, Massingale (8), Heaverlo (10) and Bundy, Orgill (9); Hoard,
Wayne (7) and Salter, Alvarado (9), Kammeyer (10).
WP - Wayne (4-0). LP - Heaverlo (0-1).
2B - Stefonick (WASH), Gerut (STAN), Borchard (STAN), Schrager (STAN).
HR - Borchard (STAN) 8th inning, two on.
Records - Washington 13-6, Stanford 22-3-1.
Wednesday, March 25
College Baseball - Stanford at Nevada. postponed, rain
Thuesday, March 26
College Baseball - Stanford at Nevada, 1 p.m.