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Offense Leads Way to Sweep

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford got contributions from every part of its lineup, as all nine starters recorded a hit, helping the No. 7 Cardinal (16-5, 7-2 Pac-12) put 16 runs on the board and knock off the Utah Utes (10-14, 2-7 Pac-12) 16-8 Monday to earn a series sweep in Pac-12 play.

Sophomore Jake Sapien had arguably the biggest of Stanford's 18 hits on the afternoon, launching a three-run homer to turn a 5-3 deficit into a 6-5 lead in the sixth. The Cardinal put seven runs on the board in the sixth, claiming a lead it would not relinquish the rest of the way.

Freshman Malcolm Moore compiled a standout performance as well, going 3-for-6 with a double and three RBIs. Sophomore Braden Montgomery continued his stellar sophomore season, going 2-for-3 with two walks and three RBIs.

Junior Eddie Park and senior Owen Cobb each contributed three hits, with Cobb scoring three times while hitting out of the ninth spot in the order.

Sophomore Ty Uber (1-0) got the win out of the bullpen for Stanford. The right-hander went one inning, giving up one run on two hits. Junior Joey Dixon got the start and went five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks while leaving with the lead.

The Cardinal got on the scoreboard first, starting in the second inning. Stanford scored twice in the inning on back-to-back run-scoring doubles from Cobb and Park.

After the Utes rallied to tie the ballgame at two, the Cardinal came back to retake the lead in the fifth inning. Troy came across to score the lone run of the frame for Stanford, racing home on a sacrifice fly from Montgomery.

Utah's three-run sixth put the Cardinal in a hole, but Sapien's three-run shot kick started the seven-run frame that also featured an RBI-double from Moore and RBI-singles from Montgomery and Drew Bowser.

The Utes closed the gap to 10-6 with a run in the seventh, but Stanford answered for three in the bottom of the inning, with a run-scoring single off the bat of Montgomery providing the finishing touches on the inning.

Utah would again strike for two runs in the eighth, but Stanford kept on hitting - plating three more runs in the home half. Moore once again contributed a big hit, slapping a two-RBI single into left field to bring home Park and Cobb.

Stanford will hit the road for the next seven games, beginning with a four-game series at Oklahoma from Thursday through Sunday this week.

» Stanford got three-hit games from three different hitters.
» Stanford has now swept back-to-back series in Pac-12 play.
» Owen Cobb has now hit safely in six consecutive games, while Alberto Rios, Montgomery, Bowser and Troy have hit safely in three.
» Three different Cardinal drove in three runs.
» Every Stanford starter hit safely in the win.
» Six Cardinal had multiple hits in the ballgame.
» The Cardinal out-hit the Utes at an 18-16 clip.
» Park stole two bases in Monday's game.
» Stanford went 9-for-21 (.429) with runners in scoring position.
» Stanford pitchers faced 46 Utah hitters in the game, allowing 12 ground balls and 10 fly balls while striking out three.
» The Cardinal drew seven walks from Utah pitching.
» Utah was led offensively by junior Bruer Webster, who went 3-for-5 with two RBI.