Cardinal even the series with 7-4 victory.
April 10, 1999
SEATTLE - The No. 2 Stanford baseball team scored three runs in the top of the 11th inning to beat No. 25 Washington 7-4, Saturday in a Pac-10 game at Husky Ballpark.
The win evened the series at one game apiece. Stanford improved to 24-9 on the season and 10-1 in the Pac-10, good for first place. Washington dropped to 19-11 overall and 7-4 in the conference, slipping into a third-place tie with Arizona State.
In the 11th inning, Stanford right fielder Stephen Chan singled to lead off the inning and moved to second on a sacrifice. A double by Billy Jacobson sent Chan home, and a two-run homer by second baseman Jeff Rizzo added insurance.
Husky reliever Ken Ferguson (1-2) threw three innings of relief, but took the loss. Stanford closer Tony Cogan (3-1) picked up a win, allowing only one hit in three relief innings.
Washington had a chance to win it in the ninth with runners on second and third and one out, but Kyle Woods' grounder up the middle was flagged down by Cardinal shortstop Eric Bruntlett, who threw home in time to get pinch runner Dwight DeMar. The inning ended on a groundout to first by Marc Rittenhouse.
Washington broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth when Daniel Jahn launched a two-run homer, his third of the season, but Stanford tied the game in the seventh on an unusual play. With runners at first and third and two out, John Gall blooped a double to center that fell between three Husky fielders, none of whom threw the ball back into the infield before both runners had come all the way around.
Jacobson had a career-high four hits to lead Stanford as each of the first six batters in the Cardinal order had two or more hits. SU starter Justin Wayne fanned 10 in seven innings while Husky starter Jeff Carlsen worekd seven and one-third, allowing only two earned runs.
The Huskies and Cardinal close out the three-game series Sunday at 1:00 p.m.