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Stanford Walks Off with Game One

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STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 4 Stanford Cardinal (33-13, 19-6 Pac-12) earned its fourth walk-off win of the season on Friday night as freshman Malcolm Moore lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to chase home Tommy Troy and claim a 9-8 victory over Arizona (26-21, 9-16 Pac-12) in the bottom of the ninth from Sunken Diamond.

After Arizona scored three unearned runs in the top of the eighth to tie the game at 8-8, Troy led off the bottom of the ninth with a single. Braden Montgomery laced a double down the line in right two batters later, and Arizona elected to intentionally walk Alberto Rios to load the bases and bring Moore to the plate. The freshman fell behind 0-2 before working the count to 1-2 and eventually lofting the deep fly ball to center for the game winner.

Montgomery finished the game 3-for-5 with the double, a home run and four RBIs. The home run, a two-run shot in the fourth, was Montgomery's 12th of the season.

Senior Owen Cobb also homered on Friday night, launching a two-run shot in Stanford's six-run second inning. The second, which erased a 3-0 deficit, also featured an RBI-double from Carter Graham and a run-scoring single from Montgomery. Graham went 2-for-5 in the game, extending his hitting streak to 13 games.

Troy (2-for-4), Rios (2-for-4) an Drew Bowser (2-for-4) also chipped in two-hit games, with Troy scoring three times.

Junior Drew Dowd (8-2) got the win out of the bullpen for Stanford, tossing three innings, giving up three unearned runs on one hit, allowing one walk, and striking out six. Dowd relieved starter Quinn Mathews after Mathews went six innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out six.

Stanford will look to secure the weekend series, and the Pac-12 title, when the two teams clash at 3:05 p.m. on Saturday.

» With Oregon and Arizona State both dropping a game on Friday, Stanford needs one more win to clinch the Pac-12 title and the No. 1 overall seed in the Pac-12 Championship tournament.
» Stanford has now won six straight games, nine of the last 10, 10 of 12, and 11 of 14 overall.
» The Stanford pitching staff combined to strike out 12 Arizona hitters.
» Five Cardinal had multiple hits in the ballgame.
» The Cardinal out-hit the Wildcats at a 14-11 clip.
» Troy stole two bases in Friday's game.
» Stanford went 4-for-10 (.400) with runners in scoring position.
» Stanford pitchers faced 42 Arizona hitters in the game, allowing six ground balls and nine fly balls while striking out 12.
» Arizona was led offensively by junior Mac Bingham, who went 3-for-5 with three doubles and two RBIs.
» Trevor Long (2-5) was saddled with the loss for Arizona after allowing a run over 1 2/3 innings of relief.