Cardinal pitchers teamed up to allow just three hits, but No. 17 Stanford (16-9) couldn’t get its offense moving until late in the game, stranding seven runners and grounding into four double plays in the first seven innings before scoring three runs in the bottom of the eighth to surpass the Tigers (10-19).
With solid hitting by sophomores Jake Stewart and Kenny Diekroeger, the win moved the Cardinal to 5-3 in its rigorous early-season schedule. After seven games against Rice, California and Vanderbilt—all ranked teams—Stanford took advantage of the less challenging weekday matchup to improve its record before setting out on a three-game weekend series at No. 6 Texas.