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

    USC       007 320 100 - 13 16 1
    Stanford  900 325 30x - 22 22 2

    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)