Streak Hits Six

STANFORD, Calif. – Junior Quinn Brodey had four hits, sophomore Nico Hoerner added three doubles and senior Alex Dunlap remained red-hot as No. 22 Stanford cruised to an 8-2 win over UC Davis on Tuesday night.
Stanford (6-2) has won 12 straight games at Sunken Diamond dating back to last season—the longest streak since a 16-game stretch in 2004. The Cardinal has also won six straight overall for the first time since winning nine in a row in 2013.
Hoerner's leadoff double set the tone as every Stanford starter finished with a hit.  Hoerner scored on an error to give the Cardinal the lead just two batters into the home half of the first. Dunlap and Mikey Diekroeger followed with back-to-back RBI knocks for a 3-0 lead after one.
Hoerner was back at it again with another double in the second. This one scored freshman Daniel Bakst, who led off with a single through the left side. Brodey, who set a career high with his four-hit performance, doubled home Hoerner to make it 5-0.
UC Davis (3-3) put across its first run in the fourth, but Stanford got it right back in the home half when Dunlap singled home Andrew Daschbach.
The teams also traded runs in the fifth. Junior Matt Winaker singled home Duke Kinamon to give Stanford a 7-2 edge.
Stanford added its season-high eight run when Hoerner doubled and scored on another error in the eighth.
Brett Hanewich (1-1) earned the win for the Cardinal, while Will Matthiessen continued an impressive start to his freshman campaign. He threw four scoreless innings to earn his second save of the season.
Hoerner was 3-for-5 with three runs and an RBI to go along with this trio of doubles. Dunlap went 2-for-3 with a run, double and 2 RBI, while Brodey added two doubles and an RBI. Hanewich allowed four hits and two runs, and struck out five in five innings. Matthiessen allowed just two hits and struck out four, and has not allowed a run in 9.0 innings this season.
Stanford has won seven straight home Tuesday games, and 12 of its last 13 – it's only loss was in 10 innings to Santa Clara … Stanford's six doubles were the most since April 23, 2013 vs. San Jose State (also six).
Sunken Diamond will host one of the biggest series of the weekend with Texas visiting The Farm. Thursday (6 p.m.) is Dollar Dog Night for the first 100 fans, Friday (6 p.m.) is a team trading card pack giveaway, Saturday (2 p.m.) is Camper Reunion Day and free sunglasses straps, and Sunday (noon) is ice cream social and postgame autographs.
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Photo courtesy Lisa Whiting