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No. 3 Stanford Rallies Past Washington State in Extras

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PULLMAN, Wash. - Junior Tommy Troy connected for a game-tying three-run home run in the seventh inning before launching a go-ahead solo homer in the 10th as No. 3 Stanford (35-14, 21-7 Pac-12) rallied to beat Washington State (29-21, 10-17 Pac-12) 7-6 in 10 innings on Thursday night to open a three-game series on the road.

Troy finished the game 2-for-3 with two runs scored, the pair of homers and five RBIs. The multi-homer game was the second of his career after launching a pair against Binghamton on June 3, 2022. His five RBIs also matched a career high set against Binghamton last June. With two on Thursday night, Troy ran his season home run total to 13.

Junior Drew Dowd (9-2) picked up the victory out of the bullpen for Stanford after tossing three shutout innings without giving up a hit, allowing four walks and striking out four. Freshman Matt Scott also made an impact on the mound for the Cardinal, throwing four innings, giving up one run on six hits, with one walk and two strikeouts. Junior Ryan Bruno worked the bottom of the 10th, allowing a run on one hit and two walks before inducing a game-ending double play to secure his seventh save of the year.

Sophomore Braden Montgomery also homered for the Cardinal, connecting for a solo homer over the batter's eye in center field in the bottom of the 10th. The round-tripper, Montgomery's 14th of the season, proved to be the game winner. Montgomery has now homered in four of his last five games played.

» The Cardinal is now 3-1 in extra-inning games and has played extras in back-to-back contests.
» Stanford has won eight of its last nine games, 11 of 13, 12 of 15, and 13 of 17 overall.
» Washington State hit a pair of back-to-back homers in the first and third innings to open up a 4-1 lead after three.
» Stanford trailed 5-1 headed to the fifth inning and did not lead until the 10th.
» Thursday marked the eighth comeback in the seventh inning or later for the Cardinal this year.
» Stanford pitchers faced 49 Washington State hitters in the game, allowing nine ground balls and seven fly balls while striking out 10.
» Washington State was led offensively by senior Jacob McKeon, who went 5-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI.
» Senior Dakota Hawkins led the Cougars pitching staff, throwing six innings of four-run ball.