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Troy's Walk-Off Homer Wins Opener in Sixteen

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STANFORD, Calif. -- Junior Tommy Troy connected for a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 16th inning as No. 9 Stanford (24-11, 12-4 Pac-12) earned a 3-1 victory over Washington (20-12, 7-8 Pac-12) on Friday night to open a three-game Pac-12 series.

Troy came to the plate with one on and two outs in a 1-1 ballgame, lacing an 0-2 pitch over the wall in left-center field for Stanford's second walk-off homer of the year (Drew Bowser vs. Utah, March 25). The hit capped a 3-for-8 day at the plate for Troy as Stanford finished with 16 total hits. The home run was the sixth of the year for Troy.

The two teams were locked in a pitcher's duel with Stanford scoring once in the second on an RBI-single from Eddie Park before being held in check until the 16th. On the other side, Washington plated the tying run in the sixth, but put up zeroes everywhere else. Senior Quinn Mathews got the start for the Cardinal, striking out 10 while allowing the one run on five hits and a walk over nine innings.

Junior Drew Dowd struck out seven over three scoreless frames before Ryan Bruno punched out four in two innings. Bruno found himself in a bases-loaded, no out jam in the 13th, but he struck out a pair and induced a fly ball to right field to escape the jam unscathed.

Junior Brandt Pancer worked the final two frames for Stanford, punching out two and walking one to eventually earn the victory and move to 1-0.

Stanford pitching struck out 23 batters to just two walks - the most strikeouts for the Cardinal since at least 2001.

Offensively, the Cardinal received a three-hit day from Park (3-for-7) and Troy, while Carter Graham (2-for-8), Malcolm Moore (2-for-7), Alberto Rios (2-for-7) and Owen Cobb (2-for-5) all added a pair of hits.

Reilly McAdams was saddled with the loss after allowing the two-run shot to Troy in the 16th. McAdams, the sixth pitcher used by the Huskies, dropped to 1-2 on the year.

Stanford will look to clinch the series on Saturday when the two teams meet for a 2:05 p.m. first pitch.

» Every Stanford starter reached base safely in the win.
» The 16-inning game is the longest for the Cardinal since playing 18 against Grand Canyon on February 28, 2020.
» Stanford is now 2-0 in extra-inning games this year.
» Six Cardinal had multiple hits in the ballgame.
» The Cardinal out-hit the Huskies at a 16-9 clip.
» Stanford pitchers limited Washington to just 1-for-12 (.083) with runners in scoring position.
» Stanford pitchers faced 61 Washington hitters in the game, allowing 12 ground balls and 14 fly balls while striking out 23.
» Washington was led offensively by junior Johnny Tincher, who went 2-for-7 with a double and an RBI.