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STANFORD, Calif. - Trailing 13-2 after three innings, No. 9 Stanford outscored Sacramento State 11-2 over the next four innings, but the comeback came up short as the Cardinal (23-11) dropped a 15-13 decision to Sacramento State (19-18) on Tuesday night from Sunken Diamond.

Junior Carter Graham put together an outstanding showing at the plate Tuesday, hitting two home runs and finishing with five RBIs. With two on Tuesday, Graham now has seven home runs on the season. The multi-homer game is the fourth of Graham's career, and his first of the season.

Sophomore Braden Montgomery (1-2) started and took the loss on the mound for Stanford, allowing six runs on five hits over an inning and a third. Senior Max Meier was a bright spot out of the bullpen, going 2 2/3 shutout innings while allowing one hit, walking none and striking out two. Meier, Brandt Pancer and Ryan Bruno combined to contribute the final five scoreless innings for the Cardinal.

Junior Eddie Park also had a standout day at the plate, going 4-for-6 with a double and two RBIs while hitting out of the leadoff spot. Park now owns 18 multi-hit games this year, with the four hits proving to be a season high and matching his career best from June 6, 2022 vs. Texas State. Junior Tommy Troy continued his torrid pace at the place, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to finish the day hitting .395 on the season. The round-tripper was Troy's fifth of the season. Sophomore Trevor Haskins, who entered as a defensive replacement at second base, provided Stanford's fourth home run - a solo shot for his second career home run.

Stanford will return to Pac-12 play this weekend when it hosts Washington starting at 6:05 p.m. on Friday.

» Stanford scored in six different innings, including four runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
» The Cardinal is now 0-4 on Tuesday this year and 2-4 in midweek contests.
» Four Stanford hitters had multiple base knocks in the ballgame.
» Stanford went 5-for-12 (.417) with runners in scoring position.
» Stanford pitchers faced 51 Sacramento State hitters in the game, allowing 10 ground balls and nine fly balls while striking out eight.
» The Cardinal drew six walks from Sacramento State pitching.
» Sacramento State was led offensively by freshman JP Smith, who went 2-for-6 with a home run and five RBIs.