Jason Digos Jr./Pac-12

Cardinal Falls in Semifinals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The No. 3 Stanford Cardinal (38-16) was eliminated from the Pac-12 Tournament on Friday night following a 14-4 loss to Arizona (33-23).

Senior Quinn Mathews (7-4) started and took the loss on the mound for Stanford, allowing eight runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings.

Junior Tommy Troy got Stanford off to a quick start, launching a two-run home run in the first inning, but Stanford managed just two runs over the final six innings in the run-rule setback. Troy finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while the home run was his 14th of the season. Junior Carter Graham and sophomore Jake Sapien each pitched in two hits, with Graham extending his hitting streak to 21 games by going 2-for-4 with a double.

Arizona left-hander Bradon Zastrow was impressive, allowing just four runs on 10 hits with five strikeouts over seven innings. Chase Davis (3-for-4, HR, 6 RBIs) and Tommy Splaine (3-for-4, 2 2B, 3 RBIs) led the Arizona offense, with Davis' grand slam in the five-run fifth providing an exclamation mark in the victory.

Stanford will await the announcement of the NCAA Tournament field on Monday at 9 a.m. Stanford is the only Division I program to have hosted a regional in each of the last five years.

» Stanford pitchers faced 44 Arizona hitters in the game, allowing six ground balls and six fly balls while striking out 10.
» Braden Montgomery (1-for-4) and Malcolm Moore (1-for-3) have each hit safely in 12 straight games.
» With the win, Arizona advances to play Oregon in the Pac-12 Tournament championship game.