No. 6 Stanford Defeats KU Baseball in Doubleheader Nightcap
Feb. 12, 2005
PALO ALTO, Calif. – No. 6 Stanford exploded to post seven runs in the sixth inning and went on to defeat the University of Kansas baseball team, 9-2, in the nightcap of a doubleheader on Saturday at Sunken Diamond in Palo Alto, Calif.
The win gives Stanford a 2-0 lead in the series after it defeated the Jayhawks 7-3 in the doubleheader’s first game.
Kansas (6-2) jumped out to an early lead in the contest by plating a pair of runs in the top of the first inning on RBI singles by junior shortstop Ritchie Price and senior catcher Sean Richardson.
Price and Richardson were KU’s leaders offensively, as both finished the contest 2-for-4 at the plate.
Kansas starter Clint Schambach (1-1) cruised thought the game’s first five innings allowing only one hit and had retiring 10 straight batters entering the sixth inning when Stanford’s offense erupted to take control of the game. The frame saw three Kansas pitchers surrender seven runs to the Cardinal on five hits, including a three-run home run by Stanford first baseman John Mayberry, Jr.
The Jayhawks threaten in the top of the eighth, loading the bases with no outs, but could not convert as junior right fielder A.J. Van Slyke struck out and center fielder Gus Milner grounded into a double play to end the inning
Stanford (6-2) added two insurance runs in the eighth inning to take a 9-2 advantage.
Cardinal junior pitcher Jeff Gilmore (2-0) picked up the win, throwing seven innings and allowing only four hits and one earned run, while striking out six.
The series will conclude with the final game of the series from Sunken Diamond on Sunday. First pitch is set for 11 a.m. local time (1 p.m. CST).