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Texas runs winning streak to four games with victory over Stanford, 5-2

The University of Texas won its fourth consecutive game with Adrian Alaniz posting the best pitching start by a Longhorn on the year in a 5-2 win over Stanford University in collegiate baseball action Saturday afternoon at The Dell Diamond.

Alaniz (2-0) fanned eight batters and allowed just one run on four hits, two of the infield variety, and three walks in seven innings.

Texas (6-4) broke the scoring seal with a pair of wind-aided runs in the second inning. Bradley Suttle led off the frame with a single up the middle. Kyle Russell followed with a fly ball that the fierce winds blew between two infielders for a single and Stanford’s shortstop followed with a throwing error trying to retire Suttle at second but whizzed the ball into right field allowing Suttle to score and Russell to reach third. Chance Wheeless followed with a fly ball that appeared to be headed towards the Cardinal centerfielder, but the wind killed the ball and a diving catch attempt was unsuccessful, giving Wheeless a double and plating Russell for a 2-0 lead.

The Longhorns inflated the cushion to 4-0 with two more runs in the third inning. Jordan Danks doubled to rightfield. A sacrifice bunt by Preston Clark pushed Danks to third and he scored on a triple to the rightfield wall by Suttle. Russell plated Danks with a sacrifice fly to give UT a four-run lead.

Texas added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth. Travis Tucker led off the inning with a single to centerfield, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Brett Lewis and scored on a single to leftfield by Chais Fuller.

Stanford (2-5) added single runs in the eighth and ninth innings. In the eighth, Adam Gaylord singled to leftfield and Sean Ratliff walked pushed runners to second and third. Randy Boone came in to relieve Alaniz and hit Toby Gerhart with a pitch to load the bases. Michael Taylor plated Gaylord with a groundout. In the ninth, Randy Molina led off with a pinch-hit single through the left side, moved to third on a pair of groundouts and scored on a single to rightfield by Gaylord.

Nick Peoples, Danks, Suttle and Wheeless had two hits apiece for the Longhorns. Wheeless logged two doubles for the second time on the season.

Jeffrey Inman was saddled with the loss for Stanford, yielding four runs on eight hits and two walks over 5.0 innings. He struck out four Longhorns.

Texas and Stanford wrap up their three-game series Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Stanford Rivals site Recap

Stanford Press Release

Texas Recap

Texas 5 Stanford 3

The University of Texas struck out 16 Stanford University batters and hit four solo home runs en route to a 5-3 win over the Cardinal in collegiate baseball action Friday afternoon at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas.

The afternoon was highlighted by the performances of a pair of Russells for Texas. Kyle Russell went 2-for-4 with two home runs and two RBI. It marked his second two home run game of the season. Starter James Russell (1-1) allowed just two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out a career-high nine batters in five innings for his first career victory.

Stanford broke the scoring seal in the top of the first inning when Sean Ratliff drew a one-out walk, stole second base and scored on a single to rightfield by Brent Milleville to give the Cardinal a 1-0 lead.

Stanford tacked on another run in the top of the second with Ryan Seawell hitting a home run over the leftfield wall.

Kyle Russell trimmed the Stanford lead to 2-1 with a solo blast over the rightfield fence in the bottom of the second.

The Longhorns took their first lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. Kyle Russell hit an equalizing home run over the 407-ft sign in right centerfield. Chance Wheeless followed with an infield single. Sacrifice bunts by Travis Tucker and Chais Fuller pushed Wheeless to third and he scored on an infield single by Nick Peoples to give UT a 3-2 lead.

Texas added insurance runs in the sixth and seventh innings with solo home runs off the bats of Tucker and Fuller, respectively.

Stanford made a late rally in the ninth. With two outs, Jeff Whitlow doubled down the rightfield line and scored on a single up the middle by Adam Gaylord. Randy Boone induced the final out of the game for his second save of the season.

Texas and Stanford return to action on Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest at The Dell Diamond.

Texas Recap
Stanford Recap

Fullerton hosts Stanford

Cal State Fullerton will open the season on Friday against Stanford. Fullerton is expected to start All-American pitcher Wes Roemer on Friday to face off against Stanford ace Nolan Gallagher. The Saturday match up is Jeff Kaplan facing off against Jeffrey Inman. The Sunday match up will be Jimmy Bleich taking the mound for the Cardinal while Sean Urena will make his first appearance as a Titan. Fullerton lost a ton of talent from last year’s team but at Fullerton you reload instead of rebuilding. Stanford should be ready this season to contend for the Pac 10 crown like usual.

Fullerton Game Notes
Stanford Game Notes
Scout.com article about the Cardinal

Stanford Outlook

The Stanford Media Relations department has released a season outlook for the 2007 season. The team is led by Mark Marquess who is entering his 31st season at Stanford. He returns Pre-season All-American Micheal Taylor and some depth at starting pitchers Nolan Gallagher and Jimmy Bleich coming back. The full preview is available here.

Rest of the Super-Regionals


UNC heads to Alabama for a SEC-ACC matchup. UNC is a better team then Alabama with solid hitting and 2 first round picks in there pitching staff with Andrew Miller and Daniel Bard. UNC should sweep them in the series

South Carolina visits Georgia for the Super Regional. Georgia has a ton of good arms and a good pitchign staff as they should take this series.

Stanford at Oregon State should be a win for the beavers

Missouri at Cal St Fullerton is a very easy pick if you look at it on paper but Cal State will be taken to 3 games but win the series though.

Oklahoma at Rice will have the Owls come out on top.

Miami at Ole Miss is a win for the Hurricanes.