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Stanford Splits with Texas Tech

STANFORD, Calif. - Eight Stanford pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts, but the No. 8 Cardinal fell to the No. 21 Texas Tech Red Raiders (23-11) 11-2 Tuesday as the two teams split a pair of games from Sunken Diamond.

Sophomore Braden Montgomery (1-1) started and took the loss on the mound for Stanford (22-8). The right-hander went two innings, giving up one run on one hit, allowing one walk and striking out four. Junior Drew Dowd was a bright spot out of the bullpen, going 1 1/3 shutout innings while allowing one hit, walking one and striking out three.

At the plate, the Cardinal were paced by Montgomery, who went 2-for-3 on the day with a walk. Junior Eddie Park also totaled a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 to collect his 16th multi-hit game of the year. Freshman Malcolm Moore and junior Tommy Troy also pitched in two hits in the setback. For Troy, the multi-hit game was his 15th of the season.

Texas Tech jumped out to the early 1-0 lead with a run in the first, and extended the advantage to 4-0 with three more in the third.

Stanford responded with two runs in the third to make it a 4-2 game, but were held scoreless the rest of the way. The Cardinal stranded nine runners on base in the loss.

After plating a run in the fifth inning, Texas Tech added on with three more in the seventh and ninth innings to put the game out of reach.

Stanford will return to Pac-12 play this weekend when it travels to Oregon for three games starting on Friday at 5:05 p.m.

» Stanford pitchers faced 48 Texas Tech hitters in the game, allowing three ground balls and nine fly balls while striking out 13.
» The Cardinal drew five walks from Texas Tech pitching.
» Tommy Troy (2-for-4) has hit safely in seven straight games.
» Texas Tech was led offensively by senior Nolen Hester, who went 3-for-5 with three doubles and two RBIs.
» Junior Brandon Beckel led the Red Raiders pitching staff, throwing three scoreless innings to pick up the victory and move to 4-0.