March 1, 1997
No. 9 Stanford Beats No. 3 USC in 12 Innings
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Chris Clark scored on a throwing error with no outs in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift No.9 Stanford (14-6, 2-0) to a 4-3 win over No. 3 USC (17-5, 2-3) on Saturday afternoon at Sunken Diamond.
Clark leadoff the inning with a double to left field off Trojans reliever Steve Immell (2-2), and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Stanford then loaded the bases on an infield single by junior Jay Pecci and an intentional walk to junior Joe Kilburg. USC then brought in junior right-hander Jack Krawczyk to pitch, and sophomore Robb Gorr in from venter field to serve as a fifth infielder. Freshman Edmund Muth followed with a found ball to first that senior Greg Walbridge threw wildly toward home plate, which allowed Clark to score with the winning run.
The late innings were a duel between Cardinal reliever Roby Cogan and Immell Cogan (3-1) threw a career-high six innings, and allowed no runs on five hits. He has now allowed just one earned run int 27 1/3 innings this season. Immel worked 3 2/3 innings, and allowed no runs on five hits. He has now allowed just one earned run in 27 1/3 innings this season. Immel worked 3 2/3 innings and allowed just three hits and one run.
The Trojans' Brian Ponchak went 2-for-5 with three RBI.
The Cardinal and Trojans conclude their three-game series Sunday at 1 p.m. at Sunken Diamond.
Stanford 5, USC 4
Etherton, Weibling (6), Immel (8), Krawczyk (12) and Minsuon; Austin Koons (6), Cogan (7) and Schaeffer. WP - Cogan (3-1). LP - Immell (2-2). 2B - Ponchak (USC) 2, Mirizzi (USC), Clark (STAN). 3B - Kilburg (STAN).