Stanford Downs Jayhawks, 4-1

Feb. 24, 2007

Final Stats

PALO ALTO, Calif. –

Cord Phelps’ RBI double in the bottom of the seventh plated the go-ahead run and paced Stanford’s three-run rally as the Cardinal knocked off the University of Kansas, 4-1 Saturday at Sunken Diamond.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Stanford improves to 6-5 overall, while the Jayhawks fall to 7-3 on the season.

The Cardinal scored three runs in the seventh on RBI hits by Phelps and Brendan Demaracki and Ryan Seawell. The big inning broke open a 1-1 tie, giving Stanford its margin of victory.

KU had several chances in the contest, but could just plate a lone run in the top of the third. The Jayhawks left 13 men on base in the game including 10 in scoring position.

Freshman Robby Price and junior John Allman paced the Kansas attack with two hits a piece, while junior Erik Morrison drove in KU’s only run of the game.

With one out, the Jayhawks loaded the bases on back-to-back hits by Robby Price and Allman and a walk to Ryne Price. Morrison delivered a sacrifice fly to right field. It was the shortstop’s third RBI of the series.

Stanford tied the game on Michael Taylor’s RBI single in the fourth.

In the sixth, KU loaded the bases with two outs, but could not score. Robby Price’s ground ball struck Brock Simpson on the foot between first and second base to end the inning.

Sophomore Nick Czyz was saddled with his first loss of the season. The 6-foot lefty allowed three runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five and did not walk anybody.

The Jayhawks and Cardinal will conclude their three-game series Sunday with a game at 1 p.m. CST in Palo Alto.