April 22, 1998
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Relief pitchers Austin Coose, Tony Cogan and Justin Wayne held Santa Clara hitless over the last six innings as Stanford posted a 7-2 victory over the Broncos in a non-conference game played at Buck Shaw Stadium.
The win improves Stanford's record to 34-7-1 while Santa Clara falls to 22-21.
Austin Coose (2-0), the second of four Stanford hurlers, retired nine of the 10 batters he faced to pick up the win. Bronco starter Mark Williams (1-2) took the loss for Santa Clara.
Edmund Muth, Joe Borchard and Nick Day each had two hits for Stanford. Day also had two RBI on a pair of doubles. Santa Clara's Bill Mott extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the bottom of the third.
Stanford struck for two runs in the top of the first off Williams. The first three Cardinal hitters reached base safely and with one out, Borchard drove home a pair of runs with a single to left.
Santa Clara cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the second. Freshman Matt Queen doubled with one out and later scored on a single by Liam Fairhairn.
Day's two out double in the top of the fifth gave Stanford a 3-1 cushion. The Cardinal added two more in the top of the sixth to take a 5-1 lead. Muth led off with a single and later scored on Gall's second double of the game. Gall scored the second run of the inning when Borchard bounced into a fielder's choice.
After Santa Clara added a run in the bottom of the sixth, Stanford added two more runs in the top of the seventh for the final 7-2 count.
Stanford 7, Santa Clara 2
Stanford 200 012 200 7 11 0
Santa Clara 010 001 000 2 4 4
Stanford: Drew, Coose (4), Cogan (7), Wayne (9) and Schrager and Alvarado (7).
Santa Clara: Williams, Battagin (3), Henley (6), Boyanich (6), Detrick (7), Mallen (8) and Laubach and Hogeboom (8).
2B: Muth (Stan), Day 2 (Stan), Gall (Stan), Queen (SCU).
W: Coose (2-0)
L: Williams (1-2)