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Stanford Sweeps Doubleheader, Series

STANFORD, Calif. – Senior Owen Cobb went a combined 6-for-9 with two runs scored, a double, a triple and four RBIs over two games on Saturday as No. 2 Stanford (5-2) swept a doubleheader over Rice (2-5) from Sunken Diamond.
The Cardinal opened the day with an 11-1 victory before taking the second game of the doubleheader 7-4 to sweep the series.
Hitting out of the ninth spot in the order, Cobb went 4-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs in the first game. He then batted 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs in the finale – including a two-RBI triple in the bottom of the eighth to break a 4-4 tie and catapult the Cardinal to the victory.
Junior Joey Dixon (1-0) picked up the victory out of the bullpen for Stanford in game one. The right-hander went 3 2/3 innings, giving up one run on two hits, allowing one walk and striking out four. Sophomore Ty Uber also made an impact on the mound for the Cardinal, starting the ballgame and throwing 3 1/3 shutout innings while allowing one hit, with three walks and three strikeouts.
Junior Tommy Troy put together a noteworthy effort as well in game one, going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs. The home run was Troy's second of the season. Junior Drew Bowser also contributed an extra-base hit, lacing an RBI-triple in the second inning as part of a 2-for-4 game at the plate.
Leading 6-1 after seven innings, the Cardinal blew the game open with five runs in the eighth - highlighted by a two-run double off the bat of Eddie Park. Park finished the opener 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs.
» Every Stanford starter reached base safely in the win.
» Four Cardinal had multiple hits in the ballgame.
» The Cardinal out-hit the Owls at a 13-4 clip.
» Stanford went 5-for-15 (.333) with runners in scoring position.
» Stanford pitchers limited Rice to just 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
» Stanford pitchers faced 35 Rice hitters in the game, allowing nine ground balls and 10 fly balls while striking out nine.
» The Cardinal drew nine walks from Rice pitching.Park and Cobb once again led the way offensively in game two, with Park going 3-for-4 with a run scored, his first career homer, and three RBIs. The round-tripper came in the bottom of the second inning with the game tied 2-2. 
Sophomore Braden Montgomery compiled a standout game at the plate as well, going 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and an RBI. The home run, coming in the first inning, was Montgomery's second of the season.
Freshman Matt Scott (2-0) got the win out of the bullpen for Stanford in game two. The right-hander inherited two runners and one out in the eighth, stranding both runners to keep the game tied. Scott returned to the mound in the ninth and struck out the side to pick up the victory.
Scott faced six batters in the game, allowing one hit and striking out five while throwing 25 pitches.
Junior Brandt Pancer also pitched well, going two shutout innings without allowing a hit, walking none and striking out three.
» The Stanford pitching staff combined to strike out 15 Rice hitters.
» Stanford grabbed a 2-1 lead in the bottom half of the first and didn't surrender that lead for the remainder of the game.
» Junior Tommy Troy stole two bases in Saturday's game.
» Stanford went 3-for-8 (.375) with runners in scoring position.
» The Cardinal drew four walks from Rice pitching.
» Braden Montgomery has reached in 33 consecutive games dating back to last season.
» Owen Cobb has hit safely in six straight games.
» Alberto Rios has hit safely in six straight games.
Stanford will return to action on Tuesday at 2 p.m. when it hosts Pacific. The game was originally scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m., but was moved due to inclement weather in the forecast.