Edman, Brodey Down Davis, 5-2

DAVIS, Calif. – In the first road game of the year, it took just two batters for Stanford baseball to take the lead, and the Cardinal never looked back in a 5-2 victory over UC Davis. 

Junior Tommy Edman tied a career-high with three hits, and sophomore Quinn Brodey knocked him in all three times in the Monday matinee at Dobbins Stadium.

Edman began the game with the second triple of his career and Brodey brought him home on a sacrifice fly to right. Four innings later, Edman singled and Brodey drove him in again -- this time with a double that rolled to the left centerfield wall. 

The duo was at it again in the seventh. Edman singled again and Brodey found nearly the same spot to bring Edman around.

Senior Jonny Locher added a home run to left in the fourth, and freshman Nico Hoerner plated his first career RBI with a double in the fifth to give Stanford a 5-0 advantage

Junior starter Brett Hanewich worked himself into and out of trouble in the first and second innings. On both occasions he stranded a runner at third with one out. From there, he dominated. He set down 16 straight Aggies before allowing an unearned run in the seventh. 

The Stanford bullpen allowed its first run of the year as the Aggies closed to within 5-2. But sophomore Tyler Thorne helped escape a bases-loaded jam with an inning-ending strikeout in the eighth. 

Freshman Kris Bubic induced three easy ground balls to earn the save in his first collegiate appearance.

Stanford continues through its season-opening run of eight games in nine days with a four-game series at Texas, Feb. 25-28.

Other Notables: Stanford went 25.0 innings without a walk -- the streak was snapped in the eighth ... Stanford starters have given up 1 run or less in at least 6.0 innings of work in all three victories this year (0.47 ERA) ... Brodey's three RBI were a career high.