Record Setter

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STANFORD, Calif. – Junior Colton Hock set the school's single season saves record as he closed out No. 10 Stanford's 4-0 win over San Francisco at Sunken Diamond on Tuesday night.
"I have been very fortunate," Hock said of the record. "If the team doesn't put up runs and pitch well, then I don't have that opportunity. I've been very fortunate to be the guy at the end of it." 
Hock recorded the last four outs for his 14th save of the year. That broke a standard originally set 30 seasons ago by Steve Chitren (1987), and then matched by Jeff Bruksch in 2000. Hock also moved into a tie for 10th in Pac-12 history with his 23rd career save, which is second-most at Stanford behind Chitren's 26.

No. 14 tonight. School Record. #GoStanford #FinalSeas9n

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Hock was set up by freshman starter Erik Miller, who threw six scoreless innings, senior Jack Klein, who broke a scoreless tie in the sixth, and sophomore Duke Kinamon, who gave the Cardinal cushion with a three-run blast in the seventh inning.
Stanford (31-13) took a 1-0 lead in the sixth. Freshman Daniel Bakst doubled and Klein pushed a two-out single through right side to bring him home.
An inning later, Kinamon provided some insurance. Nico Hoerner singled with one out and Bakst drew a 10-pitch walk to set the table. Kinamon fell behind 0-2 in the count, and then crushed a pitch into the Sunken Diamond trees in left center.

Meanwhile, Miller (3-1) allowed just two hits and struck out two in his longest outing since March 25. The Dons only got one runner into scoring position in Miller's six innings of work.
Senior Tyler Thorne allowed just two hits 1.2 innings. However, the Dons (24-26) loaded the bases to bring the tying run to the plate in the eighth. Hock entered and a quick strikeout ended the inning. The Dons got a one-out double in the ninth, but a ground out and strikeout locked up the school record and Stanford's fourth shutout of the year.
Kinamon finished 2-for-4 with three RBI, while Matt Winaker went 2-for-3 with two walks. Bakst finished 1-for-3 with two runs and a walk as Stanford out-hit San Francisco, 7-5. Hock allowed just one hit and struck out two in 1.1 innings.
This marked the final home midweek game for head coach Mark Marquess, after 41 years at the helm … Stanford has won 12 of its last 13 overall (program's longest winning streak (11) since 1999 ended on Sunday at Arizona State) … Stanford has won 15 straight Tuesday games at Sunken Diamond dating back to 2014 … The Cardinal has also won seven consecutive home games, eight straight against non-conference opponents and nine in a row against non-league competition at home … Winaker has reached base in 15 consecutive games to match a career high—longest streak of the season for the Cardinal ... Kinamon swiped his 12th steal of the season, most by a Cardinal since 2009 (Zach Jones, 18), and third-most in the Pac-12 this year.

It's the final Stanford-Cal series with Coach Marquess in the dugout. The Cardinal heads to Berekeley for a three-game set, beginning on Saturday at 4 p.m. First pitch is slated for noon on Sunday, and 6 p.m. on Monday. All three games can be seen on Pac-12 Networks.
Stanford's final home series of the season is May 19-21 against Washington. The Cardinal will celebrate the 41-year career of Coach Marquess with fireworks, giveaways and a final tribute.
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