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Moore, Troy Power Cardinal to Victory

STOCKTON, Calif. - Freshman Malcolm Moore racked up five hits and junior Tommy Troy added four more to help power the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal past the Pacific Tigers 15-5 on Wednesday.

Moore went 5-for-5 with three doubles, a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs. The home run was Moore's team-leading fourth of the season. The native of Sacramento, Calif. homered in his first at bat in the first inning, doubled in his next three, and singled to finish his day in the eighth.

Troy fell a homer shy of the cycle, going 4-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI. The native of Los Gatos, Calif. singled in the first inning, contributed an RBI-double in the second and led off the fourth with a triple.

Sophomore Braden Montgomery made the most of his two hits - belting a pair of homers for his third career multi-homer game. He finished the game with three runs scored and five RBIs.

Henry Gargus contributed Stanford's fourth home run of the game with a three-run shot in the eighth. The round-tripper was the second of his career.

Senior Nicolas Lopez (1-0) picked up the victory out of the bullpen for Stanford (6-2). The left-hander went two shutout innings while giving up one hit, allowing one walk and striking out four. Junior Ryan Bruno also made an impact on the mound for the Cardinal, throwing two shutout innings while allowing no hits.

GAME NOTES
» Prior to Wednesday, Montgomery had collected multi-homer games on Feb. 20, 2022 vs. Cal State Fullerton and April 22, 2022 vs. Grand Canyon.
» Stanford scored in six of the nine innings, including three in the first, second, fourth and eighth.
» The multi-hit game was Moore's third of the year, while the multi-RBI contest was his second ... the five hits are the most for a Cardinal since Beau Branton had five at Oregon State on May 13, 2018 ... his 11 total bases are the most for a Cardinal player since Brock Jones had 12 vs. Connecticut on June 11, 2022 ... the three doubles are the most for a Cardinal player since Tommy Troy had three at Santa Clara on May 17, 2022.
» Stanford collected 11 extra-base hits - six doubles, a triple and four home runs.
» The Cardinal matched a season-high with 16 hits and four home runs.
» Lopez opened the year with 5 2/3 hitless innings before allowing an infield single on Wednesday.
» Stanford pitchers struck out nine batters in the victory.
» Owen Cobb and Alberto Rios have hit safely in seven straight games.
» Braden Montgomery has reached in 34 consecutive games dating back to last season ... his five RBIs are the most for a Cardinal player since Kody Huff had five vs. Connecticut on June 13, 2022.
» Eddie Park has reached in all eight games this year.

UP NEXT
Stanford will return home to host CSU Bakersfield for three games starting this Friday at 2:05 p.m.