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Stanford Rides Seven-Run Eleventh to Victory

SALT LAKE CITY – Tied at 6-6 headed to the 11th inning, Stanford (11-13, 4-5 Pac-12) scored seven runs on seven hits in the inning to defeat Utah (18-8, 7-5 Pac-12) 13-6 on Saturday and salvage a three-game series from Smith's Ballpark.

Junior Trevor Haskins led the way offensively, finishing 4-for-5 with a double, a homer and five RBIs – the last two helping to blow the game open in the seven-run 11th inning.

Graduate student Owen Cobb also posted four hits out of the leadoff spot, going 4-for-7 with a double and a run scored.

Including the first of the year from Haskins, Stanford launched three solo home runs in the victory. The first of the day came from Cort MacDonald in the first inning, while Malcolm Moore connected for his team-best seventh of the year to straight-away center field in the third inning.

For MacDonald, the homer was his third of the year.

Stanford starter Christian Lim was stellar in a no decision, tossing six innings and allowing three runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts. The left-hander exited the game in the seventh with the Cardinal leading 6-3.

Cobb got the 11th inning started with a double before MacDonald doubled down the left field line to drive in what proved to the game-winning run. After a hit-by-pitch put another runner aboard, run-scoring singles from Ethan Hott and Jake Sapien advanced the tally to 9-6. Temo Becerra kept the inning alive with a two-out single for his third hit of the game, setting the table for Haskins to split the gap in right-center field to plate two more. Batting around following a walk to Saborn Campbell, Cobb came to the plate for the second time in the inning, shooting a single to shortstop. A throwing error on the play allowed the sixth run of the frame to scamper home, and Stanford plated the final tally one play later on a second throwing error charged to shortstop Core Jackson.

Torran O'Harran, who inherited a tie game with two on and two outs in the eighth, worked the final 3 1/3 scoreless innings to record the victory and move to 1-2. O'Harran did not allow a hit, walked one and struck out two.

Stanford will travel to Lubbock, Texas on Easter Sunday before opening a two-game set with the Red Raiders on Monday at 4:30 p.m. PT.


  • Stanford's 13 runs and 21 hits were both season highs … the 21 hits are the most for the Cardinal since collecting 22 at California on April 7, 2023.
  • Saturday's extra-inning affair was the first of the season for Stanford.
  • The three home runs are the most for the Cardinal this season ... Stanford has posted multiple homers in five games this year ... had not homered in the three games prior to Saturday.
  • Becerra (3-for-6, 2 R, 2B) has hit safely in in four straight games and 10 of his last 11 overall … has posted multiple hits in six of his last seven, including four straight ... has amassed nine multi-hit games this season.
  • MacDonald (2-for-7, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBIs) has hit safely in all but three games this season … has compiled eight multi-hit games.
  • Haskins (4-for-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 5 RBIs) set a career high in hits and RBIs … had previously managed two hits four times and three RBIs vs. USC on May 20, 2022 ... five RBIs are the most for a Cardinal player since Carter Graham had five against No. 25 Texas A&M on June 4, 2023.
  • Cobb (4-for-7, R, 2B) was a hit shy of his career high of five hits at Oklahoma on March 30, 2023 ... had two hits in the 11th inning to become the first Cardinal to have two in an inning since Carter Graham in the top of the 9th at California on April 7, 2023.
  • Lim (6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) has managed a quality start in four of his last five turns.
  • All but one Stanford starter managed a hit in the victory, with eight players posting multiple hits overall.
  • The Cardinal outhit Utah 21-11 and improved to 9-3 when outhitting its opponent.
  • Stanford's seven-run 11th inning is the most productive frame of the year, besting the six runs in the bottom of the third vs. Penn State on February 25.