Ten in a Row

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Ten straight wins.
Junior Colton Hock tied a school record and freshman Daniel Bakst delivered a career-high three hits as No. 13 Stanford matched its longest winning streak in 14 years with a 7-5 victory at Arizona State on Friday night.
Stanford owns the longest active winning streak in the nation and has won 10 straight games for the first time since May 18-June 13, 2003 – which included six postseason wins. The Cardinal has also won seven straight conference games for the first time since April 10-25, 2010.
Hock recorded his 13th save of the season to match the school standard originally set in 1987 by Steve Chitren and matched by Jeff Bruksh in 2000.

Stanford (29-12, 12-7 Pac-12) scored one run in each of the first three frames. Junior Quinn Brodey tripled in the first, and Bakst returned a full-count fastball back up the middle to make it 1-0.
In the second, sophomore Brandon Wulff led off with a single, and three batters later, scored on Nico Hoerner's single through the left side.
And in the third, after Jack Klein doubled, freshman Maverick Handley rolled one into the six-hole. It snuck under the glove of shortstop Carter Aldrete and Klein scored easily for a 3-0 edge.
Arizona State (19-23, 6-13) chipped away with a run in the third and fourth to close within 3-2, but Matt Winaker delivered a big blast in the top of the fifth.
With two out and no one on, Wulff and Handley both singled to bring up Winaker. The first baseman connected on the first pitch he saw and dented the scoreboard in right center for a 6-2 lead.

Once again, the Sun Devils got one across, but Stanford answered with a long ball. In the top of the sixth, Bakst lifted one over the wall in center to go back up four, 7-3.
The Sun Devils got a run in the seventh and a solo blast in the eighth to make it 7-5.

Hock took the hill in the ninth and the first two hitters reached. However, the Bloomsburg, Pa., native got a strikeout and double play to end the game and extend the winning streak.
Bakst finished 3-for-3 with two RBI, a run, home run and two walks. Winaker was 1-for-4 with the three RBI, while Hoerner (2-for-5) and Wulff (2-for-5) also added multi-hit games. Starter Kris Bubic struck out a pair in three innings and allowed four hits, three walks and one run. Freshman Will Matthiessen pitched 3.2 innings in relief, tied a career-high with four punch outs, and was charged with three earned runs. Senior Tyler Thorne gave up just one hit, a solo shot, in 1.1 innings.
Hock also recorded his 22nd career save—second-most in program history and 11th-most in Pac-12 history … Stanford last won 10 straight regular season games from March 7-March 31, 2001 (ended in series finale at #6 Arizona State) … Stanford dropped its first four Pac-12 series openers, but has won the last three (went on to sweep previous two series) … Stanford snapped a six-game losing streak to Arizona State … Stanford's last loss was in 10 innings to UCLA (7-6) on April 15 and last nine-inning loss was to UCLA (2-0) on April 13 … Winaker has reached base in 12 straight games—longest streak of the season for the Cardinal … Stanford is 29-6 when scoring at least one run this season … Stanford has won the last five games by three runs or less and is now 24-0 this year when leading after seven innings.
Two more remain at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Junior Andrew Summerville will start for the Cardinal on Saturday night (6:30 p.m. PT), and senior Chris Castellanos is slated as the Sunday starter at 12:30 p.m.
The Cardinal returns home on Tuesday for head coach Mark Marquess final midweek game at Sunken Diamond. Naturally, it occurs on the 9th of May. All ticket prices are set at 1977 prices in honor of "Nine" and his first season as head coach of the Cardinal.
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10 in a row! #GoStanford #FinalSeas9n

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