March 2, 1997
No. 9 Stanford Outslugs No. 3 USC, 22-13
STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore centerfielder Jody Gerut went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and five RBI to lead No. 9 Stanford (15-6 overall, 3-0 in the Six Pac) to a 22-13 win over No. 3 USC (17-6, 2-4) on Sunday afternoon at Sunken Diamond.
The win completed Stanford's first series sweep over USC since 1991.
The 35 total runs scored were the most in a Stanford game sincle the Cardinal won 35-0 at Stanislaus State on Feb. 11, 1986.
Stanford scored nine runs in teh bottom of the first inning, but USC rallied to take a 10-9 lead after 3 1/2 innings.
The Cardinal later broke a 12-12 tie with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and didn't look back.
Stanford took the lead for good on a sacrifice fly by Gerut, who also homered and doubled.
Stanford then took a 19-12 lead with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, led by a two-run homer from junior Joe Kilburg.
The Cardinal's 22 runs were their most since a 22-4 win at Arizona on April 21, 1996.
The Cardinal banged out 22 hits, and had eight of its nine starters record an extra base hit.
Freshman John Gall went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and three RBIs, while freshman Edmund Muth had a homer and four runs scored and senior Luke Quaccia had three hits and three runs scored.
Sophomore Brent Hoard picked up the win on the mound, improving to 4-1.
USC collected 16 hits off three Cardinal pitchers, and had six players pick up tow hits or more.
Freshman Eric Munson had a homer and three runs scored, while junior Wes Rachels and sophomore Greg Hanoian each added three hits and two runs scored.
Stanford 22, USC 13
Henderson, Weibling (1), Penney (1), Jones (4), Sanchez (5), Viera (6), Krawczyk (8) and Munson. Hutchinson, Koons (3), Hoard (4) and Schaeffer. WP - Hoard (4-1). LP - Jones (1-1). HR - Muth (ST), Gerut (ST), Kilburg (ST), Munson (USC)