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STANFORD, Calif. – Three Cardinal had multi-hit performances and junior Colton Hock moved up the school record book in a 6-4 win over Cal on Tuesday at Sunken Diamond.

Hock moved into second place on Stanford's all-time career saves list with the 17th of his career. He entered in the ninth and struck out all three batters to tie Matt Manship (2003-06) and Scott Weiss (1988-91) in the school record book. It also marked his eighth save of the year -- tied for seventh-most in a season at Stanford and the most since Drew Storen had eight in 2008.

Stanford (20-12) scored five runs on five hits in the third inning, and never trailed. Junior Quinn Brodey had three hits while Duke Kinamon and Jack Klein each added two.

The Cardinal started the third with three straight singles. Brodey pushed one through the hole on the left side, and Matt Winaker came home from second to start the scoring. Mikey Diekroeger hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Nico Hoerner, and Kinamon plunked one off the wall in left to plate Brodey for a 3-0 lead. Klein capped the inning with an opposite-field single that scored two.

A pair of freshmen recorded the first 12 outs for the Cardinal. Freshman Erik Miller pitched the first two innings, allowed two hits and struck out two. Fellow rookie Will Matthiessen (2-0) earned the win with two scoreless and hitless innings.

Senior Tyler Thorne did not allow a hit through the next 2.2 innings, but Cal put together a two-out rally in the seventh with three hits and two walks. Three Bears scored to close to within 5-3.

Freshman Daniel Bakst got one of those back. He doubled to extend his hitting streak to six games, and later scored on a wild pitch for a 6-3 lead.

Cal (16-18) hit a solo shot in the eighth to cut Stanford's lead down to two, but Hock closed the door in the ninth.

Brodey finished 3-for-4 with a run and RBI, while Klein was 2-for-3 with two RBI and improved his batting average to a team-leading .339 this season. Kinamon was 2-for-4 with a run, RBI and double. Bakst was 1-for-3 with a career-high two runs and a sacrifice bunt. Stanford out-hit Cal, 11-6.

Freshman Daniel Bakst has a hit in 17 of the last 18 games and all but one game in his career when he has at least three at-bats … Brodey registered his team-leading 10th multi-hit game of the year and the 34th of his career … Brodey has also reached in seven straight and extended his hit streak to five games—both the longest active streaks on the team … This was the last home game for Head Coach Mark Marquess against arch rival Cal ... In the last meeting, Coach Marquess won his 1,600th career game.

Off to Oregon. The Cardinal takes its first plane ride since traveling to Houston, Texas to take on Rice, March 9-12. Stanford visits PK Park for a three-game series with the Ducks, beginning on Friday.

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Count 'em up! With his 17th career save tonight, @coltonhock is tied for second on Stanford's career save list. #GoStanford

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