Stanford scored in each of the first three innings on the way to defeating the Texas Longhorns baseball squad 8-1 in Stanford, Calif., on Friday.
After scoring a run in the first inning and two more in the second, a four-run third inning put No. 6 Stanford in the driver’s seat the rest of the way.
The loss halted a five-game winning streak for No. 12 Texas (12-4).
Maverick Handley went 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBIs for Stanford (10-3). Christian Robinson went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Duke Kinamon also scored two runs as he went 2-for-2.
Jacob Palisch (2-0) picked up the win after pitching six strong innings in which he allowed one run on four hits while striking out six.
Bryce Elder (2-1) had a rough outing, giving up five runs on six hits through just 2 2/3 innings.
Zach Zubia singled to score Eric Kennedy in the fourth inning for the Longhorns’ only run. Zubia finished 2-for-3.
Brandon Wulff got things started for Stanford with an RBI double in the first inning that drove in Handley.
Tim Tawa homered in the the second inning to double the Cardinal lead before a ground out by Handley drove in Robinson.
Robinson doubled to score Andrew Daschbach to make it 4-0 in the third inning. A wild pitch later in the inning allowed another run to score before an RBI single by Handley drove in two more.
With the series tied at a game apiece, the teams will meet Saturday at 4:05 p.m. The series concludes Sunday at 3:05 p.m.
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