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Six-Run Fourth Keys Series Win over No. 16 Oregon

STANFORD, Calif. – After Oregon scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 5-1 lead, Stanford (17-20, 9-9 Pac-12) immediately responded with six runs in the bottom of the frame to clear the way for a 10-7 victory over the Ducks (27-12, 11-7 Pac-12) on Sunday in the rubber game of a three-game Pac-12 series from Sunken Diamond.

Following a home run off the batter's eye in center from Charlie Saum with one out in the fourth inning, Trevor Haskins doubled in front of a hit-by-pitch to Temo Becerra. Owen Cobb kept the line moving with a double down the right field line, chasing home Haskins, to make it 5-3. A walk one batter later loaded the bases and brought Malcolm Moore to the plate with two outs. The sophomore unloaded on a 1-0 pitch and sent it over the wall in right field for a go-ahead grand slam – staking Stanford to a lead it would not relinquish the rest of the way.

For Moore, the homer was his fourth of the series and ran his season total to a team-high 12.

The Cardinal would tack on single runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth, with Jimmy Nati driving him the final two on a solo homer in the sixth and a sac fly in the eighth. For Nati, the round-tripper was his fourth of the year.

Sophomore Trevor Moore was credited with the victory after taking over with two outs in the fourth inning. The right-hander got the final out of that frame to send Stanford's offense to work in the home half. T. Moore would ultimately toss 3 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk with one strikeout, to improve to 3-0 on the year.

Sophomore Toran O'Harran took over for T. Moore in the eighth, recording the final six outs without allowing a hit to secure the victory and convert his fifth save of the season.

Stanford will take a quick trip to Santa Clara on Tuesday, meeting the Broncos at 6 p.m. in nonconference play, before returning home to host California next weekend in Pac-12 play.


  • Stanford has won four of the last five games after dropping the previous four straight.
  • Stanford hit .355 with 34 runs scored, eight doubles and 10 homers in the series win over Oregon.
  • The Cardinal has scored double-digit runs in four of the last five games.
  • Moore batted .500 (4-for-8) with six runs scored, four homers and eight RBIs to total a 2.000 SLG% in the series against Oregon … reached at a .714 clip against the Ducks while drawing five walks and a hit-by-pitch.
  • Moore's grand slam was the second of the year for Stanford after Owen Cobb cleared them all with a homer on February 25 vs. Penn State.
  • Saum (2-for-4, HR, 2 R, RBI) has homered in back-to-back games and three of the last five … has hit safely in five straight games and is batting .409 (9-for-22) with nine runs scored, two doubles, three homers and seven RBIs over the streak … batted .462 (6-for-13) with five runs scored, a double, two homers and four RBIs against the Ducks.
  • Cobb (4-for-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBIs) has hit safely in 11 of his last 15 games, managing multiple hits in nine of those contests … finished the series hitting .500 (7-for-14) with four runs scored, three doubles, a homer and eight RBIs.
  • Cort MacDonald (2-for-3, R) has hit safely in five straight, 13 of his last 14 games, and 19 of his last 21, while reaching in all but three of his games played this year … batted .545 (6-for-11) with four runs scored and three RBIs in the series vs. Oregon.
  • Haskins (2-for-4, 2B, 2 RI) has hit safely in six straight, 15 of his last 16, and 19 of his last 23 games overall.
  • Oregon starter Kevin Seitter (4 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, K) was charged with the loss and dropped to 4-2.