May 14, 2011
EUGENE, Ore.-- Zach Jones drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh and No. 25-ranked Stanford (28-17, 10-10 Pac-10) evened the three-game series with host Oregon (25-24-1, 6-14 Pac-10) following a 9-8, come-from-behind win on Saturday afternoon.
Jones' one-out single to left, scored Dave Giuliani from second, and gave Stanford a one-run lead, erasing an 8-1 lead by the Ducks.
Chris Reed (4-2) struck out three and retired the final seven men he faced, pitching three scoreless innings for the win. Reed stranded the go-ahead run on base in the seventh with two strikeouts, pitching a perfect eighth and ninth
Danny Diekroeger completed the comeback with his second RBI of the game, as his two-out single to left, on an 0-2 pitch tied the game off of closer Madison Boer (3-5), to tie the game at 8-8.
A.J. Talt bridged the gap until the seventh, tossing two shutout innings after starter Danny Sandbrink and Brian Busick both gave up four runs a piece.
Stanford twice chased Oregon hurlers from the game, closing to within 8-7 after seven innings.
A sacrifice fly by Diekroeger followed by a two-run double by Lonnie Kauppila chased starter Alex Keudell from the game after Stanford closed to within 8-4 in the sixth. A two-run double by Stephen Piscotty followed by an RBI triple by Brian Ragira made it 8-7 in the seventh off of reliever Kellen Moen.
Kreudell gave up the first four runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings, allowing just one run through the first five.
Sandbrink was chased from the game in the second when a failed pick off at first and third, resulted in a double steal and the Ducks fourth run. Sandbrink gave up four runs on six hits over 1.1 innings. Oregon added four more runs off of reliever Brian Busick and his 2.2 innings of work to lead 8-1 after five.
NOTES: Sunday's game is at 1 p.m. with Stanford returning home to host USF on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m... Austin Wilson went 0-for-4, snapping his 12-game hit streak... every Duck but Kyle Garlick had at least one hit through the first four innings... in the fifth, second baseman Lonnie Kauppila skidded on the field turf and backhanded a ball headed up the middle and threw out J.J. Altobelli at first.