FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Stanford 5 Arkansas 1
STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford baseball team lives on at the NCAA Regional, defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks, 5-1, in an elimination game Saturday at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond. Randy Molina had three hits Saturday, including his fifth home run of the season, and Austin Yount tossed five innings of one-run ball and struck out five to earn his fifth win.
With the win, Stanford now moves on to the next elimination game Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. to face the loser of this evening’s Pepperdine-UC Davis contest. The winner of that contest will go on to the regional title game Sunday at 5 p.m., needing two victories against Saturday evening’s winner.
Along with Molina’s 3-for-4 performance at the plate, which included a double on top of his homer, Sean Ratliff had a pair of hits and an RBI, Jason Castro produced an RBI double, and Zach Jones knocked in a run.
Jeremy Bleich tag-teamed with Yount to limit the Razorbacks to just one run in the contest, earning his first save of the season after throwing four innings of scoreless relief and striking out four.
Pepperdine 7 UC-Davis 5
STANFORD, Calif. – The #19 Pepperdine baseball team moved to within a win of its first super regional appearance after defeating UC Davis 7-4 on Saturday night at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond.
Pepperdine (38-19) will now face the winner of the UC Davis/Stanford matchup on Sunday at 5 p.m. The Cardinal defeated Arkansas in an elimination game earlier on Saturday, and will face the Aggies on Sunday at 1 p.m. in another elimination game. The winner of the UC Davis/Stanford game will have to defeat Pepperdine twice to advance to the Super Regionals.