Gary Breedlove

Stanford Powers Way to Victory

NORMAN, Okla. - Freshman Malcolm Moore launched two of Stanford's season-best five home runs, and senior Owen Cobb finished a double short of the cycle, as No. 7 Stanford (17-5) defeated Oklahoma (13-13) 23-11 on a windy night to open a four-game road series. With the victory, Stanford has now won seven consecutive games.

Moore connected for a grand slam in the first inning before launching a two-run shot in the fifth. With the two, Moore has now posted seven home runs this season. He finished the game 2-for-4 with a career-best seven RBIs.

Hitting out of the ninth spot in the order, Cobb went 5-for-5 with three runs scored, two singles, a triple, a homer and three RBIs.

Every Stanford starter reached safely in the game, with the Cardinal drawing 15 walks from Oklahoma pitching. The Cardinal scored in all but one inning on Thursday, including posting multiple runs in six of the nine.

Moore's grand slam got the game going before the Cardinal exploded for seven runs on seven hits in the second to open up an 11-0 lead. Eddie Park connected for his third homer of the season in that seven-run second, while Alberto Rios contributed a two-RBI single to kickstart a four-RBI game.

Braden Montgomery's two-run homer in the third inning moved the tally to 13-1 at that point, with the long ball serving as Montgomery's team-best eighth of the year.

After Oklahoma cut the lead to 14-7 with five runs in the fourth, Stanford responded with four in the fifth to regain the healthy cushion. Moore's second homer of the game plated the first two before Cobb unloaded for a two-run shot of his own. The home run, the final of the game for Stanford, was Cobb's third of the season.

The Cardinal would ultimately tack on two more in the sixth, two in the eighth and one final run in the ninth to finish a run shy of its season high.

Senior Max Meier (1-0) picked up the victory out of the bullpen for Stanford, tossing 2 2/3 innings while giving up four runs on five hits with three strikeouts. Sophomore Ty Uber also made an impact on the mound for the Cardinal, throwing 2 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing one hit, with two walks and one strikeout to finish the game.

Freshman Nick Dugan got the start and went the first 3 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs (four earned) with one strikeout.

The Cardinal will continue the four-game series with Oklahoma on Friday when the two teams clash at 4:30 p.m. PT.

» The Cardinal had three players put together games with multiple extra-base hits.
» The five-hit game is a career-best for Cobb, who has now hit safely in seven consecutive games and 17 of 22 this year.
» Stanford's five home runs were the most for the Cardinal since hitting eight against Connecticut on June 11, 2022.
» The 15 walks drawn by Stanford hitters were the most for Stanford since walking 15 times at Washington State on April 3, 2021.
» Six Cardinal had multiple hits in the ballgame.
» The Cardinal out-hit the Sooners at a 19-12 clip.
» Thursday's game marked the third time this season that Stanford has score 20+ runs in a game.
» Stanford went 5-for-15 (.333) with runners in scoring position.
» Stanford pitchers faced 49 Oklahoma hitters in the game, allowing nine ground balls and 11 fly balls while striking out five.
» The Cardinal drew 15 walks from Oklahoma pitching.
» Oklahoma was led offensively by junior Bryce Madron, who went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI.
» Stanford is now 4-0 in Dugan's starts this year while averaging 20.75 runs per game in those contests.
» Rios (2-for-5), Montgomery (1-for-2), Drew Bowser (3-for-4) and Tommy Troy (2-for-4) have all hit in four straight games.
» Carter Graham and Montgomery both scored a career-high five runs in the victory.